Category Archives: Professional development

As the retirement age increases, how can you get better prepared for the future? (Part 1)

I am in my mid-forties and  I have been working for  more than 15 years at highly demanding jobs. I met many interesting people, went to places that I wouldn’t have visited otherwise and  learnt a lot from the various … Continue reading

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Feedback on Blind Spots: A Gift that Hurts

It has been a long time since I last shared my thoughts with you. The reason I decided to write now is because I had an encounter that made me feel uncomfortable. I am a huge advocate of getting feedback … Continue reading

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Have You Put Your Career Aspirations on Hold?

We have all started our careers with big aspirations and then for various reasons along the way we had to settle. Things may have not progressed as fast as we would like, or we simply had to put our career … Continue reading

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Become Comfortable Out of Your Comfort Zone

We live in a fast changing environment. Life-long learning is necessary. There are many ways you can develop yourself. You can read books, watch educational programs, attend workshops, or learn on the job. Take every opportunity you can to master the … Continue reading

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How to Deal with Adversity – Still I Rise

Learnings and advice can be received in various ways. The best advice I got about how to deal with adversity was via a poem written by Maya Angelou who passed away on May 28, 2014. You can read the poem … Continue reading

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How Can Science Graduates Actually Have Successful Careers

Korina Karampela talks to Lauren Celano – Founder and CEO of Propel Careers – about how science graduates can improve their career prospects. There is a lot of discussion whether in the current economic environment people are better off being ‘experts … Continue reading

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The Most-Read Articles of 2013

While 2012 was the year that b4iapply focused on helping undergraduates improve their education and career choices, in 2013 the articles were targeted to successful managers who either want to advance their career further or consider making a change. The … Continue reading

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