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Business awareness

Business awareness or commercial awareness is a key skill which many employers highlight they need but which graduates often lack. Find out what business awareness is, how you can assess your business awareness and useful resources for developing your knowledge and keeping up to date

What is it?

Employers across different sectors seek graduates with a good level of business or commercial awareness. Find out more about what business awareness is here

Assessing your business awareness

Assessing your level of business awareness will help you to identify how much you already know and where you might need to develop your knowledge further. This page includes some useful exercises to help you assess your knowledge and some questions to consider

Useful resources

Useful resources to help you find out about different career areas and develop your sector specific knowledge, plus links to sources of news to help you stay up to date with business issues