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7 Reasons Why Teamwork Is Good for Your Career

Posted by Roba Assi November 16, 2015 0 Comment

Engaging with teams can help you and your colleagues facilitate tasks and reach targets. In fact, half of employers in the Middle East said they are looking for team players, according to the Middle East Job Index survey released in August 2015. What you can do is organize weekly discussions to help you break the […]

Overcome Your Fear of Public Speaking in Less Than 5 Minutes

Posted by Roba Assi October 26, 2015 0 Comment

You may have been there before. You feel nervous, your palms sweat, your stomach ties itself into knots. You don’t want to do it. You would rather do anything else than talk in public. Is this you? The fear of public speaking is very real and can be a barrier to career success. However, there are techniques […]

“Surround yourself with people who believe in you and your story.” – Interview With Tarab 3al 7atab

Posted by Roba Assi October 14, 2015 0 Comment

After announcing our collaboration with Jordanian band Tarab 3al 7atab, we chatted to hear about their story and how they ended up doing a cappella music, including their latest song, a remake of Arabic song “Batwannes Beek”. 1. What’s your story? How did you start? Jana: My passion for performance started when I began to speak as a […]

6 Things You Should Know About Juggling Work and School

Posted by Reem Boudraa October 1, 2015 0 Comment

Juggling school and work is no easy deal. As a working student, you have to be ready to adapt to new assignments, unexpected errands, and sudden work crises that need to be addressed immediately. Six years ago, I made the decision to get a Master’s degree while continuing to work a full-time job. Although those […]

3 Simple Secrets to Getting More Out of Your Time

Posted by Tremaine Du Preez September 21, 2015 1 Comment

“How we spend our days is, of course, how we spend our lives.”  – Annie Dillard, The Writer’s Life  In my coaching practice I have an unusually high number of clients right now who feel unfulfilled, time constrained and doing what is expected of them rather than what they want to do with their life. […]

“Clear your heart, humble yourself as much as possible” – Interview with Sons of Yusuf

Posted by Roba Assi September 16, 2015 0 Comment

Sons of Yusuf is a Kuwaiti duo composed of brothers Ya’koob and Abdul Rahman Al-Refaie who brought us the wonderful “Still Got a Lot to Go”. We sat down with them to hear more about their story, how they’ve come to be the talented musicians they are today, and the secrets to their success. […]

How to Get the Career of Your Dreams, According to Science

Posted by Roba Assi August 26, 2015 0 Comment

Having a fantastic career doesn’t require an act of magic. It requires lots of hard work, patience, and some psychological tricks and tips. The best part is that you don’t even need a self-help book! There are some scientifically-sound tips and tricks that can really make all the difference: Here’s How to Accomplish Your Goals […]

The Easiest Way to Stay Organized and Focused at Work

Posted by Zeina Issa August 24, 2015 0 Comment

Are you feeling forgetful and having trouble focusing? Do you find it really hard to stay motivated and focused during long working hours? All of us, at some point in our professional lives, have experienced concentration problems where we just couldn’t keep our mind on work. In fact, according to the ‘Distractions at Work […]

Eight Signs That You’re a Remarkable Leader

Posted by Lama Ataya August 17, 2015 0 Comment

What sustains leadership qualities and differentiates the stars from the middle ranks and plodders in the professional realm? What is the distinction between assigned management roles and true leadership capacity? has been working with recruiters in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region across the industry landscape, and running surveys and polls on […]

5 Networking Mistakes That Can Ruin Your Career

Posted by Menaka Ramakrishnan August 12, 2015 0 Comment

Networking properly can make, or break, your career. Everyone tries to do it, but not many do it the right way. There are certain typical mistakes that professionals make while networking. Here are some of these mistakes: 1. Making it about you You’re obviously networking because you want something for yourself which could be a […]

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