Crochet and job search

Crochet is a hobby that I have been passionate about for many years. It’s a way for me to relax and unwind, create something beautiful, and use my hands in a creative way.

Recently, I started a new crochet project that I was particularly excited about. The base of this project was not made of PU leather, but was fully crocheted, which was a new challenge for me.

As I worked on my project, I was so focused and absorbed in it that I felt as if my life depended on it. I was determined to create something beautiful and unique.

But then, my 4-year-old daughter came close and started observing me.

“I love the star you’re making, mommy,” she said, with a smile on her face.

“Thank you, dear, this will become a beach bag!” I replied, beaming with pride.

“I love stars, they are beautiful!” she exclaimed.

At that moment, I felt like a cold sweat ran over my face. Star? What star?

I stopped crocheting, blinked a few times, and looked at what I was doing. To my horror, I realized that I had added a fifth side and continued for three rounds without even realizing it!

This little incident made me realize how easy it is to get lost in the details and to forget to zoom out to look at the bigger picture. It reminded me of the times when I was looking for a job, and how often I would focus on one way of doing things, without looking at the broader scope.

It made me realize that having a fresh pair of eyes is extremely important. It’s essential to take regular breaks and to step back from time to time, to look at the overall picture and to ensure that we are on the right track. It’s easy to get lost in the details, but it’s important to remember that it’s the big picture that counts.

In the end, I had to unravel the three rounds and it was frustrating but it reminded me to be more mindful of my projects and it made me appreciate the ability to have a fresh perspective.

My daughter’s innocent observation made me realize that sometimes, the smallest voice can have the biggest impact.

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M. A. - Lebanon

Ethics & Assurance Coordinator
Rita managed to teach me a lifelong skill about how to interview and level up when it comes to my career aspirations. Especially in how to answer the most common yet stress inducing question "Tell me about yourself?". She guided me throughout the process from interview to post interview to check on how I performed and how I felt after the interview. What's special is I felt I am talking to someone who really wants me to succeed!

J.W. - Qatar

Account Manager
I approached Rita during an interview process at one of the tier 1 global technology vendors. Based on her extensive experience in HR, Rita unveiled to me the tricks and methods I should adopt to stand out among hundreds of other applicants.

She guided me through a set of actions in a very scientific manner, fine-tuned my strategies and not only made them unique, but uniquely relevant. Not to mention the grade of encouragement she had conveyed to deliver my presentation and get selected for the role.

I would highly recommend Rita for any type of guidance, consultation and career advice.

F.T. - Lebanon

NGO Project Coordinator
Rita opened my eyes to what I was doing wrong in my pursuit to find a new job. She showed me in a short time and efficient way how to make my experience more appealing to recruiters. She showed me another perspective to finding a job and made me realize why I didn't stay for a long time with previous organizations I worked for. Rita helped me put things into perspective and taught me that I should appreciate my achievements and champion them in order to land the right job for me while having what I want for a job as a priority.

M.R. - Cyprus

Senior Project Manager
Choosing to work with Rita was a great decision. As someone looking to change careers, she helped me put on paper how my experience and skills are relevant to my target industry. Rita's methodological approach also allowed me to take an outside look at my career so far in a new light and reminded me of achievements I have forgotten about. Throughout the process, Rita was always responsive, attentive, and always had useful advice and feedback.

A.F. - Canada

Chief Operating Officer
Your advice helped significantly improve my interview performance and the relevance of my answers. Thank you so much for your help.

R.G. - Lebanon

Marketing Manager
I love how confident I feel after talking to you and how my story about myself gets uplifted as if I'm Chanel or Dior!

R.M. - Lebanon

Teacher
Thank you Rita so much. I enjoyed our conversation, it made me look at everything in a different perspective. You were able to make me realize how to change my outlook when it comes to jobs. I felt so confused for a while until we spoke, you helped clear the fog. Your guidance was much needed.

A.K. - Lebanon

Sales Manager
Rita has helped me in more ways than one and I found just one session with her very enlightening. She helped me realize many things I was not aware of and gave me several tips on how to tackle and improve the job search. I can only imagine how she can help when given more than one session, kudos to you Rita!

G.J. - Lebanon

Lead Accountant
Thanks to Rita’s feedback, I was able to figure out some important points behind the reasons my LinkedIn profile and CV aren’t getting noticed. Added to that, her words were much needed to reaffirm my confidence and boost my motivation. With her I am sure one will land the desired opportunity.

A.H. - KSA

Senior Regional Manager
As a Career Strategist, Rita's valuable insights and advice are a game changer when it comes to resume writing and job search. There's no one size that fits all and Rita guided me on how to think outside the box by showing my capabilities in the loudest way possible. It's worth to approach her!
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