At the time of writing, Ali is continuing in his current postdoctoral role at The University of Manchester. Meanwhile, he’s putting Prosper’s job hunting tools and advice into practice by actively applying for new jobs within academia.
Ali’s engagement with Prosper confirmed his desire to continue down the academic pathway. But it also equipped him with a better understanding of the alternative pathways open to him, and the skills to more effectively pursue opportunities in general, both within and beyond academia. It helped him realise that career development is less about one-off decisions, and more about a persistent landscape of potential, to be continually revisited and reconsidered as your career journey progresses.