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you’ve got the university place to do law and you’re thinking about applications to in-house legal departments. Everything you read about applications says that you need to display commercial awareness and this is even more important
if you are looking to train in-house. So what is commercial awareness and how do you show that you’ve “got” it? There are different ideas about what commercial awareness is, and it’s not just about reading the Financial
Times or Economist, although doing so is not a bad idea.
Think about what you have done in weekend or holiday jobs, or volunteer work, or just everyday life.
Let’s take an example of everyday life – self-service tills in shops. Are you a fan? I’m not keen – personally I think if I am serving myself I should get a discount on my shopping. After all, the retailer is saving
on having to employ a member of staff to operate the till. But think about how using self-service tills might have an
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