How does commercial awareness come up in interviews?

These days, graduate employers tend to look for commercial 'interest' as much as (if not more than) commercial 'awareness'. You won’t be expected to detail every single commercial, political and economic event that has happened over the past few years, but you will likely be expected to demonstrate an interest in business and the broader commercial factors that are likely to affect the firm and its clients.

This video forms part of Commercial Law Academy's 'Commercial awareness in context' course, which explains the meaning of commercial awareness, how it comes up in interviews, how to develop it, what to consider when discussing current affairs, and how to structure your answers to commercial awareness questions.

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updated on 06 July 2022