Look How Far You’ve Come!

Look How Far You’ve Come!

What my résumé 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 résumé 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, Résumé, 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.

Testimonials

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Testimonials

B.M. - Canada

Technical Services Director
I am ecstatic about the results; I strongly recommend Rita Kamel’s professional resume writing services. Rita took me on a journey to update and revamp my resume and interview preparation “do’s & don’ts”. Her expertise, coupled with her collaborative and innovative spirit, made her the go-to expert in this area.

From my first e-mail interaction with Rita, you can tell that her engagement is very professional, and the review process is both elaborate and well-structured. She made me go over my experience from the start and extract my achievements, which reflect and align with the new target position.

J.A. - UAE

General Manager
Having been in full-time employment since leaving University and deciding to take some time out from work, I realized my old CV would require serious updating before making the return to work life. After making several enquiries Rita came highly recommended by an acquaintance to assist me with updating my CV. Rita has proven herself to be an extremely experienced professional and responsive person with great attention to detail. Her proactive and honest, yet friendly approach has made it a pleasure working to update my CV and LinkedIn profile. I now feel much more confident: my redesigned CV is tailored toward gaining a suitable position in a competitive industry.

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!

M.H., PhD - UK

Senior Researcher & Consultant
The DossierPro package provided me with the necessary tools and questions to figure out my career path at a very critical phase. What made the experience rich and worthwhile was Rita's many talents, from her ability to research thoroughly before the meetings, show up well versed in your field, and finally her gift to connect and motivate. She was an eye opener, and has the gift of knocking down the many walls that surround us, our aspirations, and dreams.
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