How can I demonstrate commercial awareness?

It’s good to say ‘I started to notice some new trends in the market, so did some research and think that XYZ would be a good way to adapt to this’. They’ll be dead impressed with you if the see that not only are you observing trends, but also knowing how to act on what you see. Avoid saying ‘I read the Financial Times sometimes’. Anyone can buy and read a newspaper. Show them that you have gained knowledge and noticed trends relevant to the sector from what you have read.

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Maarten Karremans