Category Archives: Professional development

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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The Number One Mistake to Avoid During An Interview

I had a very interesting (although not pleasant) experience while I interviewed a candidate last week. For the purposes of this post, let’s call him Michael. Meet Michael – Michael had good credentials, high energy and a pleasant personality. He … Continue reading

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How to Find the Right Coach – Interview with Sir John Whitmore

Korina Karampela talks to Sir John Whitmore – author of the best-selling book ‘Coaching for Performance’ and Executive Chairman for Performance Consultants– about the value of coaching for professional advancement and how to find the right coach. How can coaching … Continue reading

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How to Deal with Self-Doubt During a Career Change

Meet Emma – She is in her mid-40s. She has been working in the corporate world for more than fifteen years. In order to spend more time with her teenage children, she decided to work as freelancer. It was definitely … Continue reading

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How to Reinvent Yourself for a Successful Career Change

Meet George – He is in his late 30s. He has been in his current position for almost four years. He was very enthusiastic about his job during the first couple of years. He doesn’t feel challenged anymore. At the … Continue reading

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