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Why Women Need to Network More

Brittany Hamilton, Co-Founder Al-Sahm Women https://www.alsahmwomen.org/ talks with Dana Mayer, Career Mentor and Samira Eramdani, Head of Morrocco Chapter, Al-Sahm Women.
 
 
Business Advice

5 Benefits Of Mentoring and Masterminding

Little Known Secrets of Co-Mentoring   Being a leader is tough. And often isolating. And a good mentor can be difficult to find. A group can help you gain access to both while giving you competitive advantages. With a combination of brainstorming and co-mentoring, members of mastermind groups network with high-achievers and gain these five

Read More »
Business Advice

The Secret to Being 6x More Likely to Get Promoted

The Secret Becoming 6x More Likely to Be Promoted: Mastermind Mentoring Women with mentors get promoted five times more than those without mentors. And for those women who become a mentor to other people, the rate goes up to six times.*  But a good mentor is hard to find. And finding a match in a

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woman writing in journal
Self Improvement

Summer Journaling Prompts

I just returned from soaking up the cool, green majestic quiet of the western Carolina mountains. While I was there, I used journaling to connect with where I am now — mid-year — and to re-align my actions with my vision for the year. This is a deeply important process because busyness can lead you

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group of women dining and laughing
Community

What COVID Taught Me About Community

My word for the year is “community.”  COVID impacted us all in so many ways. For me, it changed my perspective about the importance of being with others. I realized how important community was to both me and my business. Connection is what keeps us going. Here’s the thing, I’m an ambivert. While I can

Read More »
rafting on river
Executive Jobs

Navigating the Great Resignation

The Great Resignation has taken its toll on companies, both small and large. Few leaders were prepared for the fallout and are still trying to catch their breath. Just when company leadership thinks they have it all figured out, they are thrown another curveball. But this is good news for job seekers. Finally, many employers

Read More »
Business Advice

Is Your Career Stuck?

Stuck? Here’s Why Your Career Has Plateaued Questions are important. I ask my clients lots of beneficial, yet challenging questions every day so that they fully realize their stretch goals. Some of the most compelling questions you can ask yourself right now, involve a bit of tough self-reflection. Good questions to help you see what’s

Read More »
Business Advice

Why Invest in a Coach? What’s the ROI?

Why Would You Invest in a Career Coach? What’s the ROI? One of the first questions to consider when you work with a coach is, “What’s the Return On Investment?” Not only should the answer add to your net worth, accelerate your job search and productivity, but it can also help you convince your boss

Read More »
Executive Jobs

Resume Magic: Numerical Accomplishments

Make a Quick, Powerful Resume Update With Numbers Want magic to happen when people read your resume or CV? STOP talking about tasks and responsibilities. START showing your future employer the benefits you can bring to the team. Business is all about the numbers. Quantify how you make a workplace BETTER and you will be

Read More »
Woman seated in pink chair using mobile phone
Executive Jobs

Land Your Dream Job By Asking The Right Interview Questions

What do you say to executive recruiters when they call? What questions do top CXO candidates ask in interviews? 1. Did you find me by referral or on LinkedIn? START with a good ice-breaker like this one. It gives you a chance to gather your thoughts. And it is important for you to know where

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Geek guy wearing red bow tie
Executive Presence

Why You Shouldn’t Wear This Color to Work or on a First Date

Attraction can be mysterious. What makes us prefer one person to another? While you can’t reduce it to just one thing, you can avoid the known turn-offs for important first impressions like an interview. Wearing the color red can work against you. According to a new study by the Journal of Experimental Psychology men wearing red triggers

Read More »
Blackboard with the words Bad Habits with red X over it
Executive Jobs

Keep Your Executive Resume From Being Deleted

Top 10 Phrases to DUMP and What to Say Instead Year end is a good time to update your executive resume, even if you’re not looking for a job. Deleting clichés and overused phrases is a quick way to freshen up your resume. Start by getting rid of the bloat and showing you’re not a

Read More »
Business Advice

Skills or Habits – What’s The Best Way to Level Up?

What is most important when hiring an executive; their knowledge, attitude, skills, or habits? When I was in my 20s and a newly appointed VP, Marshall Goldsmith asked me that question during a management training. I replied smugly, “Attitude.” I say smugly because everyone else at the training was at least two decades older than

Read More »
Woman walking hand in hand with boy outdoors
Executive Jobs

This is Why When It Comes to Landing Your Dream Job, Mother Knows Best

Photo by Victoria Borodinova from Pexels |  Remember the times when your mother corrected you about your manners, or told you to follow your heart, or reminded you to wait your turn to speak? It turns out her hard work will benefit you well-beyond childhood. When it comes to up-leveling and nailing an interview, your mother truly knew best. Mind

Read More »
Social profile graph
Executive Presence

Is Your Profile Photo Working for You? Get Unbiased Feedback

Is Your Profile Photo Working for You? Get Unbiased Feedback Research shows that the kind of smile you use in your profile photo matters. I just ran my LinkedIn photo through algorithms to evaluate how credible I seem as a business person. The results (above) show my photo as  “higher than average” as Competent and

Read More »
Person reading a resume
Career Change

Work Wins and Success Stories

The Secret to Using Work Wins and Success Stories to Land Your Dream Job “Victory not history.” I say this in coaching sessions every day.  Why? Because when you write about responsibilities on your resume, that is a position description, not a resume:  “managed volunteers; developed strategies; solicited bids; monitored budgets…”  …these describe tasks not

Read More »

Why Women Need to Network More

Brittany Hamilton, Co-Founder Al-Sahm Women https://www.alsahmwomen.org/ talks with Dana Mayer, Career Mentor and Samira Eramdani, Head of Morrocco Chapter, Al-Sahm Women.
 
 
Business Advice

5 Benefits Of Mentoring and Masterminding

Little Known Secrets of Co-Mentoring   Being a leader is tough. And often isolating. And a good mentor can be difficult to find. A group can help you gain access to both while giving you competitive advantages. With a combination of brainstorming and co-mentoring, members of mastermind groups network with high-achievers and gain these five

Read More »
Business Advice

The Secret to Being 6x More Likely to Get Promoted

The Secret Becoming 6x More Likely to Be Promoted: Mastermind Mentoring Women with mentors get promoted five times more than those without mentors. And for those women who become a mentor to other people, the rate goes up to six times.*  But a good mentor is hard to find. And finding a match in a

Read More »
woman writing in journal
Self Improvement

Summer Journaling Prompts

I just returned from soaking up the cool, green majestic quiet of the western Carolina mountains. While I was there, I used journaling to connect with where I am now — mid-year — and to re-align my actions with my vision for the year. This is a deeply important process because busyness can lead you

Read More »
group of women dining and laughing
Community

What COVID Taught Me About Community

My word for the year is “community.”  COVID impacted us all in so many ways. For me, it changed my perspective about the importance of being with others. I realized how important community was to both me and my business. Connection is what keeps us going. Here’s the thing, I’m an ambivert. While I can

Read More »
rafting on river
Executive Jobs

Navigating the Great Resignation

The Great Resignation has taken its toll on companies, both small and large. Few leaders were prepared for the fallout and are still trying to catch their breath. Just when company leadership thinks they have it all figured out, they are thrown another curveball. But this is good news for job seekers. Finally, many employers

Read More »
Business Advice

Is Your Career Stuck?

Stuck? Here’s Why Your Career Has Plateaued Questions are important. I ask my clients lots of beneficial, yet challenging questions every day so that they fully realize their stretch goals. Some of the most compelling questions you can ask yourself right now, involve a bit of tough self-reflection. Good questions to help you see what’s

Read More »
Business Advice

Why Invest in a Coach? What’s the ROI?

Why Would You Invest in a Career Coach? What’s the ROI? One of the first questions to consider when you work with a coach is, “What’s the Return On Investment?” Not only should the answer add to your net worth, accelerate your job search and productivity, but it can also help you convince your boss

Read More »
Executive Jobs

Resume Magic: Numerical Accomplishments

Make a Quick, Powerful Resume Update With Numbers Want magic to happen when people read your resume or CV? STOP talking about tasks and responsibilities. START showing your future employer the benefits you can bring to the team. Business is all about the numbers. Quantify how you make a workplace BETTER and you will be

Read More »
Woman seated in pink chair using mobile phone
Executive Jobs

Land Your Dream Job By Asking The Right Interview Questions

What do you say to executive recruiters when they call? What questions do top CXO candidates ask in interviews? 1. Did you find me by referral or on LinkedIn? START with a good ice-breaker like this one. It gives you a chance to gather your thoughts. And it is important for you to know where

Read More »
Geek guy wearing red bow tie
Executive Presence

Why You Shouldn’t Wear This Color to Work or on a First Date

Attraction can be mysterious. What makes us prefer one person to another? While you can’t reduce it to just one thing, you can avoid the known turn-offs for important first impressions like an interview. Wearing the color red can work against you. According to a new study by the Journal of Experimental Psychology men wearing red triggers

Read More »
Blackboard with the words Bad Habits with red X over it
Executive Jobs

Keep Your Executive Resume From Being Deleted

Top 10 Phrases to DUMP and What to Say Instead Year end is a good time to update your executive resume, even if you’re not looking for a job. Deleting clichés and overused phrases is a quick way to freshen up your resume. Start by getting rid of the bloat and showing you’re not a

Read More »
Business Advice

Skills or Habits – What’s The Best Way to Level Up?

What is most important when hiring an executive; their knowledge, attitude, skills, or habits? When I was in my 20s and a newly appointed VP, Marshall Goldsmith asked me that question during a management training. I replied smugly, “Attitude.” I say smugly because everyone else at the training was at least two decades older than

Read More »
Woman walking hand in hand with boy outdoors
Executive Jobs

This is Why When It Comes to Landing Your Dream Job, Mother Knows Best

Photo by Victoria Borodinova from Pexels |  Remember the times when your mother corrected you about your manners, or told you to follow your heart, or reminded you to wait your turn to speak? It turns out her hard work will benefit you well-beyond childhood. When it comes to up-leveling and nailing an interview, your mother truly knew best. Mind

Read More »
Social profile graph
Executive Presence

Is Your Profile Photo Working for You? Get Unbiased Feedback

Is Your Profile Photo Working for You? Get Unbiased Feedback Research shows that the kind of smile you use in your profile photo matters. I just ran my LinkedIn photo through algorithms to evaluate how credible I seem as a business person. The results (above) show my photo as  “higher than average” as Competent and

Read More »
Person reading a resume
Career Change

Work Wins and Success Stories

The Secret to Using Work Wins and Success Stories to Land Your Dream Job “Victory not history.” I say this in coaching sessions every day.  Why? Because when you write about responsibilities on your resume, that is a position description, not a resume:  “managed volunteers; developed strategies; solicited bids; monitored budgets…”  …these describe tasks not

Read More »
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