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If you’re passionate about how people exchange goods, money and ideas, then you could enjoy a career in business or law.

You could find yourself managing an innovative company, starting your own business, helping people achieve their best in HR, playing with numbers as an accountant or signing crucial deals with a career in the diverse world of business. Or as a lawyer you could help people defend their rights, find a resolution when they disagree, or protect themselves with legal support.

While business and law are technically two separate fields, there tends to be a lot of crossover – for example, corporate lawyers need to understand the business world, and anyone in business needs to understand their legal obligations.

  • Accountant
  • Financial Analyst
  • Economist
  • Investment Banker
  • Real Estate Agent

  • Lawyer
  • Salesperson
  • Mediator
  • Researcher
  • Consultant

  • Managing Director or CEO
  • Human Resources Manager
  • Officer Manager
  • Not-for-profit Director
  • Executive Assistant

Industry Outlook

Even in a recession, there’s always demand for skilled employees who can provide value. With a huge surge in entrepreneurship thanks to the internet being a business enabler, there’s plenty of opportunity for people in business or law right across the globe.

Advertising, sales management, ICT managers and company secretaries are expected to be in demand in the coming year with very strong demand in the legal industry for barristers.

Do you have what it takes?

Business is dynamic, so having the ability to adapt to change and to think ‘on your feet’ is a must. Employers are always looking for people who approach challenges with an open mind and have the determination to solve them. The world is changing fast and technology is playing a big part of it – so being technologically savvy will definitely help.

At a base level, business people need to be accurate, honest and considered with everything they do, as a wrong decision can have big financial or social implications for a business. Actively working in a business advisory, professional, or management role can be very exciting.

  • Drive
  • Interest in maths
  • Good negotiation skills

  • Adaptability
  • Willing to accept challenges
  • Determination

  • Customer Service experience
  • Understanding of technology
  • Confidence

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