Oh, that upcoming job interview… Equally exciting and terrifying. That hope of something better on the horizon is spurring you on, arriving early, neat as a pin, proudly armed with an impressive portfolio of evidence containing academic qualifications, skill and experience.

You did your homework, researched the company history, studied the position on offer and you are – pardon you for saying so yourself – nothing short of rather presentable, with just the right amount of natural charm and humble confidence. What could possibly go wrong? Sounds familiar? Probably YES. Or at least up to now.


Okay, it’s your turn. You walk in, confidently. You didn’t quite expect a panel interview, but then again, you are well prepared. The questions keep coming and so do your eloquent, educated replies. And then, just as you secretly at the back of your mind start counting those sparkly golden eggs that are at practically right at the verge of hatching, that one up-to-now-all-quiet, yet prominent decision maker panelist develops a burning desire to extract your opinion on a topical issue in world politics, it’s possible effect on your country’s exchange rate and indirectly, the possible financial effect on this company. Seriously…!?? 


Now, before you succumb to complete emotional deflation, remember this: It is neither expected of you to miraculously come up with a plan to ensure long term sustainable company growth, nor is it up to you to save the world in that moment. There are no right or wrong answers to those questions, as long as there is credibility attached to your point of view.

In the end this all boils down to your substantiated knowledge and understanding of basic economic fundamentals which are, once able to look past the intimidating jargon, all just plain logic and good old fashioned common sense.


The essence and purpose of those questions are merely to establish the true value you might add to the company or organization, to its bottom line and its future existence.

Being able to understand and above all, interpret basic economics, is what will set you apart from the rest of the growing number of equally well educated and just as charming candidates, competing for the same shrinking number of golden opportunities…


Do YOU believe it is important that more people should have a basic understanding and interpretation of economics today?

I would love to get your opinion! So if you could spare a few moments, please scroll down and kindly leave a comment?