A lot of graduates find themselves leaving university still feeling a little unsure about what career they want to pursue. There are a lot of options for them to choose from and an area where a lot of graduates veer towards is working in a commercial environment.
After graduating, you may feel that you should be looking for a graduate role that relates to your degree in some way, but this does not have to be the case. The skills that most graduates acquire while studying at university lend themselves to working in a commercial environment.
What is a commercial environment?
In simple terms, commerce is the activity embracing all forms of the purchase and sale of goods and services. Working in a commercial environment then, involves working for any business that deals in the sales of goods and/or services. That’s a lot of different jobs!
Why a commercial environment is great for graduates
There are a lot of varied roles available in the commercial working world that require key skills that are developed at university. Employers seek to employ graduates because they know that they possess these skills and can develop and progress to have a very successful career.
More often than not, working in a commercial environment does not require specific degree disciplines. However, there are some subjects that are more relevant and stand out to employers and recruiters. The infographic below highlights the key skills and qualities needed for a number of roles in commercial environments.
Do your skills and degree subject suggest that you would suit working in a commercial environment?
Even if your degree subject is not listed above, do not let this deter you from pursuing a career in the commercial sector. You may well possess the skills required to be successful, so consider whether there is a specific area that stands out and sounds enjoyable to you.