Understanding of business

If you want to get a job with a particular employer, or in a particular field, it’s crucial that you are able to show that you have an understanding of the key issues that affect their field and what are the current political, economic, social, technological, environmental and legal factors that might impact on it. One way to demonstrate your understanding of these factors is to regularly read sector specific publications (like CityAM or the Financial Times) and blogs. Another way to demonstrate this is to gain first-hand experience.

Another valuable piece of information comes from understanding the customers that a business could have, so we have included opportunities below which offer an opportunity to develop an understanding of what customers really want and better meet customer needs in order for them to remain customers in future. 

Activities below offer you opportunities to develop your understanding of business.

How can I gain an understanding of business?

Panel events, run in collaboration with top employers and City alumni, consist of a series of presentations followed by a networking reception. The aim of the events are to help you understand the... More
Employers will be based in the Careers Service for mock interviews or cv check sessions. The intention here is to allow students to talk informally on a one-to-one basis with representatives about... More