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Commercial awareness tips

Good trainees are well-rounded, well-informed people. You should take care to demonstrate to us that you are both.

We are looking for people with an enquiring mind and a profound and genuine interest in the world of international business and the commercial environment of our clients. So we will be interested in hearing your views on the latest developments. You can prepare by reading the business press. Select news items that are of particular interest to you as these will be easier to talk about. Be ready to analyse various viewpoints on these stories. You can keep up with the latest Norton Rose Fulbright news by visiting our website.

You will also be asked your opinion about topical issues, so be prepared to add your views to the debate. Remember, lawyers need to be analytical and confident when providing advice – that’s what we want to see.

You should also consider what you have learned from your extra curricular activities and work experience. For example, if you are on a university society committee, you are running a business! Or, if you work part-time in a shop or restaurant, you will be used to running promotions, providing excellent customer care and ensuring that the business remains successful. This is very relevant - we want to know how you deal with everyday issues and to hear about the key skills you have already developed.

 

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