Developing your commercial awareness
Core Career Skills
30 - 40 minutes Easy Ben Triggs
Commercial awareness is an essential skill that all companies look for from their graduates. However, it's something that students don't feel confident about. In the module, we look at what it means to be commercial aware, the knowledge you need to know and how you can impress leading employers throughout an application process.
Bright Network, Head of Membership
Ben works with university students, helping them make the best educational and career-related decisions. As Head of Membership at Bright Network, he oversees all the upskilling work the team does on campus and beyond. With a keen interest in commercial awareness, Ben edits Bright Network’s weekly Commercial Awareness updates, which have a readership of 16,000 students/graduates.
1. An introduction
Discover what commercial awareness is and why top employers look for candidates with a strong understanding of the business world.
2. How to improve
What you can be doing on campus and beyond to become commercially aware.
3. Stay updated
What should you be reading, listening to or watching? We look at the best places to stay in the loop.
4. Practice interview question
Understand how to answer a key commercial awareness question and download our model answer to help you with your next application.
5. What you need to know
There's so much you can focus on, but here's the essentials that leading employers will expect you to know.
6. Acronym Quiz
Test yourself at these essential business acronyms to see where you're up to.
7. Your acronym cheat sheet
Key acronyms that are likely to be used whichever sector you're applying to.
8. Closing thoughts
Round off the module with some final thoughts.