Look How Far You’ve Come!

Look How Far You’ve Come!

What my rĂ©sumĂ© doesn’t say:

– I started a blog a few days after the war started in 2006. I used to write a lot out of anger and the need to express myself. A post reached 50,000 views on a dark day in 2013 when a politician’s car was bombed but a teenager who was there at the wrong place at the wrong time passed away. (This misery happened many times before and many times later). I received threats from people who wanted to silence me. I got tired and stopped 10 years later.

– In 2007, I received a call from Paris regarding THE DREAM job… but they were not willing to sponsor.

– In 2010, I shaved my head and launched a campaign to collect hair donations for cancer patients. As noble as you think my goal was, I faced a lot of adversity… how dare I do such a thing?

– In 2011, I appeared live on Orbit TV Ouyoun Beirut to speak about donating hair for cancer patients and I gave a workshop about Street Photography.

– In 2012, I took a photograph that made it to the front cover of L’Orient-Le-Jour newspaper and some of my articles appeared on Blottr (UK), LBCI’s Blog, RPN Guide.

– In 2013, I was mentioned in Communicate, RAGMAG, and Arabnet.

– In 2014, I was interviewed live on Radio. The topic: photography.

Between 2012 – 2014, I took the time to discover other disciplines and freelanced. I took different unrelated projects from social media, translation, real estate, photography, event management, sales.. you name it. I gained tons of skills, my perspective widened but it was not the right time for me to continue on my own.

– In 2015, I was mentioned in Arabnet and went live on LBC Sat TV BBeirut show with #CVDisaster

– In 2016, I gave a workshop on rĂ©sumĂ© writing.

– In 2018-2019, I became a mom and decided to change everything. I started researching.

– In 2020, I joined Career Professionals of Canada I studied for the Career Development Practitioner certificate and became a Certified Career, Employment, RĂ©sumĂ©, Interview, and Work-Life Strategist. Beirut Port exploded. Life changed in the face of adversity.

– In 2021, I fully transitioned from employment to solopreneur, I joined the Mastermind, created my network, and won 3 awards. I also co-Founded Coding For Lebanon because of adversity.

Life is messy; sometimes it’s about adversity and survival while other times it’s exposure and recognition, it takes a while… it’s OK.

I still feel like I wasted some precious time, missed on opportunities, doubted myself… it’s OK.

However, I met friends, coaches, and mentors. I learned and executed. I forgave myself for my shortcomings and for comparing myself to other people who were making dream income in dream companies.

I’m human AND a lot stronger now. I’m creating. I’m exploring new interests. This is just the beginning.

Today, I’m helping senior to executive professionals with their careers from A to Z. I created a new world with an international reach on my own terms. I’m OK.




K. M. - Canada

COO / General Manager
Rita, thank you so much for your help, guidance, enthusiasm, fabulous knowledge and overall positive and energetic attitude. I know that I made the right decision to use you for my resume. I cannot speak highly enough of the assessments that you provide, the knowledge, and helpful and patient guidance. Your professional experience and qualifications made a big difference in my resume.

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

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.