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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

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

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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

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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

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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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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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Executive Jobs

6 Factors to Land Your Dream Job

6 Points You Must Cover to Land Your Dream Job STOP talking about what tasks you performed.START talking about impact. I say this in coaching sessions every day. Why? Because everyday candidates show me resumes that are position descriptions, not resumes: “managed volunteers; solicited bids; developed and monitored budgets…” And everyday hiring managers tell me they’re looking for

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