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    The Five Lessons I Learned in Grad School and How They Helped My Career in the Middle East

    Posted by Reem Boudraa August 14, 2014 0 Comment 371 views

    Photo credit: Geraldshields11 via Wikimedia Commons I had many motivations for taking a Master’s degree in International Business. I wanted to progress in my career, learn new skills, boost my salary, connect with people of diverse backgrounds, or even use it as a basis to start my own business. Traditionally, a graduate degree’s most valuable […]

    How to Be the Best Intern Ever

    Posted by Menaka Ramakrishnan July 27, 2014 0 Comment 896 views

    Congratulations, you’ve bagged an internship! You’ve planted the seeds of success for a great career. An internship could go two ways. It could either be an amazing experience, where you learn a lot, or it could be a waste of your time. I started out as an intern at Bayt.com and grabbed this opportunity to […]

    Five Ways to Have an Awesome First Week at Work

    Posted by Menaka Ramakrishnan June 18, 2014 4 Comments 2712 views

    Your first week at work is a stepping stone for your future career in the organization. No matter what type of personality you have or what job role you’ve got, here are five ways to make your first week at work both pleasant and career-boosting: 1. Learn the name game You often find yourself observing […]

    Eight MENA Professionals Tell Bayt.com What They Love About Their Jobs

    Posted by Reem Boudraa April 10, 2014 0 Comment 3481 views

    No job is perfect – even the best of relationships have their down days. We all have to do things we don’t like. I love working at Bayt.com, it’s one of the best jobs I’ve ever had. But even I have “off” days where I’m not spending all my time doing things I absolutely love. […]

    20 Things I Learned in My 20s

    Posted by Reem Boudraa April 4, 2014 48 Comments 19916 views

    The monk in this picture taught me most of the lessons you are about to read. This post is for him. When I was 22, I sat down and wrote down a list of goals I wanted to accomplish by my 30th birthday. The goals were ambitious and I took this list very seriously. Today, […]

    Seven Ways It Pays to Take Time Off

    Posted by Lama Ataya March 30, 2014 0 Comment 3031 views

    Some of us may be lucky enough to have our careers in cruise mode; we are sustaining an optimal level of performance and doing so without sweating too much. We are at the peak of our game and our productivity feels like its almost on auto-pilot. Others may have been nudged from that comfort level […]

    12 Tips to Give Your Career a Spring Makeover

    Posted by Lama Ataya March 25, 2014 0 Comment 3444 views

    Do you feel the warm delight of a fresh new spring in the air? Let this season of renewal and change herald a fresh beginning for your career too! Here are some tips you can immediately adopt to invigorate, refresh and put some new impetus in your career. Tip #1: Improve your work-life balance Four […]

    Five signs of a WOW professional

    Posted by Lama Ataya March 4, 2014 1 Comment 2042 views

    Does it truly matter to be a WOW professional? I mean, isn’t it enough to be really, really good at what one does? Isn’t good enough… well, good enough? Actually it does matter; a LOT!  The difference between that A and that A+, is that ‘+’ mark of very outstanding performance, dedication and ability.  It […]

    Six eating habits that will boost your productivity at work

    Posted by Ghady El Hajj February 20, 2014 1 Comment 1253 views

    A healthy diet is an important part of being a successful professional. After all, you are what you eat. But did you know that your productivity also depends on the quality of the food you eat? Did you also know that your energy levels may differ according to the diet you follow? In fact, different […]

    How to Find Your Passion

    Posted by Reem Boudraa February 13, 2014 6 Comments 2000 views

    A piece of advice you often hear when it comes to being successful is to do what you love, or to ‘follow your passion’. But before you can follow your passion, you have to find it. So where do you look for it? And how do you discover what you are really passionate about? Before […]

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