Come prepared to talk about a business issue that interests you, as you could be asked to discuss this in detail during your interview.
Before your interview, take some time to think about your own business awareness. For example, you might have a part time job, or could have completed an internship. With these experiences in mind, ask yourself the following questions about your employer and their business:
These few examples aren't an exhaustive list, but hopefully they'll help you think about the kind of questions you might get asked in an interview situation.
Your interest and awareness of business will be assessed during the selection process and isn’t something that can be developed the night before an interview. Come prepared to talk about a business issue that interests you, as you could be asked to discuss this in detail during your interview.
You can even get some good pointers on what's happening in business from tabloid papers and the 'Metro' newspaper – use these as a guide for current stories in the press, and check out all the details in the newspapers and websites.
Accountancy Age is a popular website and magazine – it's good for keeping up to date on what's happening in organisations like PwC and other accountancy organisations PwC. For more specific information on PwC, visit our UK website
The BBC is an excellent source of all kinds of news – general and business. They have a dedicated business section and each story has links back to previous articles on the website. They have a helpful section in the Business News area of the website, which focuses on a current story and analyses it in a straightforward question & answer format.
The Economist is a well known business magazine and they have a comprehensive website with lots of different news sections
Bloomberg's website is full of detailed financial information on organisations – access the News section on their website
Keep up to date with what's happening in the press
Read newspapers, business magazines and online newspapers
Work experience - be more aware of where you work and how you fit in with the organisation
Ask questions and discuss issues
Keep up to date and start formulating opinions and ideas about business issues that interest you
And don't leave your preparation until the night before your interview
Just remember - we're not looking for you to learn and recite information from the Times or from the BBC website
We're more interested in how you interpret, apply your knowledge and the opinions you have throughout the assessment process to demonstrate your commercial awareness
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