A skilled relationship manager, I've had the pleasure of working with several amazing companies throughout my career. Despite that, I've been in your shoes before, struggling with applications, my personal brand and feeling hopeless.
I specialize in helping women create strategies to reach their goals, as well as train them to find their core skills and sell them well.
Your career isn't always a straight track; it twists, turns and sometimes it even goes backwards. Taking charge of the ups and downs and the opportunities afforded to you even when something goes wrong is a learned skill that I'm here to help you gain.
If you've hit a slump in your career (not sure which path is right or how to reach your goal) but you're bent on achieving your desired future, let's talk.
Life is too long to be unhappy.
I've worn many hats: writer, activist, sales rep, marketing associate -- you name it. But founder of Apply and Command is my proudest moment yet. I’m excited to be your support through a tough process and I look forward to your victories.
- Cairo Amani, Founder & Career Strategist
"When I found myself looking at an unfulfilling operations career, Cairo helped to better understand my choices and to highlight marketable skills that allowed me to own my professional path. She provided clarity for a much-needed exit strategy that I am using to make promising lateral moves. Her encouragement and honesty made me realize that anything is possible with big dreams and even bigger plans."
- anaia P.
"I had an idea of what my resume needed, but I had no clue how to do it. Cairo’s feedback and pointers not only validated that I at least understood what was missing, but she gave me the CONFIDENCE to do it. Cairo’s precision and advice erased my excuse to be lazy and encouraged me to find a joy in the details I previously avoided. I’m looking forward to the opportunities institutionally and independently.."
- sara g.
"In our initial conversation, Cairo asked smart questions and approached our discussion with a lot of empathy. I felt that she really listened to my current career thoughts and developed next steps that were spot on for where I am in my career planning process. I appreciated that Cairo was honest, supportive, positive and firm all at the same time. Cairo does a great job of highlighting empowering perspectives, reminding me of my control of the situation and the power in coming up with a plan. She both reminded me to have a positive outlook and celebrate successes, while setting the expectation that it can take a good amount of work determine your goals, and that this work is worth it. I felt that Cairo's advice was helpful in preparing me for my steps in building a network and discovering opportunities. I hope to work with Cairo again as I continue to set my career goals."
"Cairo was extremely helpful in analyzing my previous work experience and refining exactly what I wanted and needed out of my career. She helped break down my activism into professional traits that all workplaces would be interested in ex. analyzing feedback, high emotional intelligence and carrying out leadership in high pressure environments. When I first started with Cairo I thought my resume wouldn't need much work but after her feedback I realized that it needed to be improved to really shine in the positions I was applying for. I would highly recommend Cairo, especially to people looking to switch industries."
- dechen kelden
"The beauty in having interests is that [I] have options."
This is one of the many simple, yet complex, takeaways I received from my sessions with Cairo. As I approach a crossroads in my life, I'm trying to discover what I want to do and how I want to do it. Cairo helped me organize my myriad ideas in a way that made them less overwhelming. Cairo provided me with a level of insight and perspective that speak of her dedication to her craft. From her pointed questions to her very active listening, Cairo's devotion to helping her clients is obvious.
"Cairo has helped me ignite my career. Before interacting with Cairo, I did not have the tools to really figure out if a career is for me and if it is, how to approach it to stand out from other candidates! I really appreciate the time and effort Cairo took to help me with my career and academic goals."