Category Archives: Professional development

Apprenticeships: Should We Value Them More Highly?

Korina Karampela talks to David Way – Executive Director of National Apprenticeship Service – about the value of apprenticeships. An increasing number of school leavers consider doing an apprenticeship. What are the reasons behind this trend? Apprenticeships appeal to young … Continue reading

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What Does Your Handshake Say About You?

Do you remember the last time you shook hands with somebody who had a very weak grip? What did you think about this person? Would you hire him? Would you feel comfortable to do business with him? A lifeless handshake … Continue reading

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The Power of Resilience

Everybody’s career has ups and downs. Not everybody though deals with adversity the same way. Some manage to bounce back from disappointments, they re-frame the experience to get the benefits and learnings it brought and they move on. Whereas, others are … Continue reading

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How to Unlock Women’s Potential as Leaders

Korina Karampela talks to the CEO and Founder of Aspire Dr Samantha Collins about women as leaders. How can we unlock women’s potential as business people? It is up to us as women to unlock our own potential. We can … Continue reading

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Small Words With Big Impact

Language is powerful. Just as any tool, it can work to our advantage, or it can have negative effects. We frequently use some small words without realizing the big impact they have (not always the desired one though) on other … Continue reading

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When Not to Give Up

Most of us have been brought up with the mantra ‘Never Give Up‘ engraved in our genes. We are taught from early age that persistence and perseverance will help us achieve our goals. At the same time, quitting is seen … Continue reading

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Top Five Articles of 2012

2012 was a very good year for b4iapply. The blog attracted many readers around the world and it was recommended by the Guardian for professional development. In this, our final post of 2012, we’ ve gathered the most popular b4iapply … Continue reading

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