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Four Daily Negotiation Tips
By Fatimah Gilliam Founder, and CEO The Azara Group

If one of your professional or personal goals is to become a better negotiator, then you have to start practicing. No one is going to anoint you with a magic wand and sprinkle rock star negotiator dust on you.   Read More

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Diversity in Tech: Not About Kumbaya But Your Bottom Line
By Fatimah Gilliam Founder, and CEO The Azara Group

Silicon Valley is slowly starting to grasp the urgent need to stop dragging its feet when it comes to diversity and inclusion efforts. Major technology companies and startups are scrambling to catch up to many non-tech Fortune 500 Companies.   Read More

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Five Interview Followup Questions
By Fatimah Gilliam Founder, and CEO The Azara Group

The worst is over. You reach the end of an interview, and the interviewer asks if you have any questions. Then you freeze.   Read More

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Time to Walk Away? Five Signs It's Time for a New Job
By Fatimah Gilliam Founder, and CEO The Azara Group

Sometimes an environment is too toxic, broken, or unfixable, or the writing's on the wall. This is when you should cut your losses and look for a new job. How can you tell when the time is right to make that scary leap?   Read More

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Check Your Phone at the Door! Are you Disrespecting Your Coworkers?
By Fatimah Gilliam Founder, and CEO The Azara Group

Nearly everyone has a cell phone. These devices make our lives easier. They keep us connected to other people and send us continual information. However, there is a time to use them and a time to put them away.   Read More

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Negotiation Tip #3: The Art of No Deal and Learning to Compromise
By Fatimah Gilliam Founder, and CEO The Azara Group

By nature, negotiations involve compromise. It is rare that you will make it through a negotiation without having to forgo something that you want and yielding along the way.   Read More