All Posts by Jamie McDermott

5 Middle East Job Hunt Strategies You Must Follow

A move to the Middle East is an exciting prospect. But to make this more than a pipe dream, everything you do in the job hunt must be methodical, well thought out and highly professional. Always


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Avoid These Middle East Networking Mistakes at All Costs

Networking is one of the most powerful tools you can use to grow job prospects and professional reputation. However, networking must be conducted using different styles for different cultures and personalities. The Middle East networking culture


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Assess Your Online Professional Networking Activities: Beginners Guide

Social media has provided Senior Executives and Business Leaders alike with a variety of tools and platforms with which to achieve a number of key goals. Whether it be to increase their networking capabilities, search for


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Manage your hectic lifestyle more effectively with the must-have gadgets we discovered this week. Heavy is the head that wears the crown. While executives are not necessarily royalty, they are certainly a busy and overburdened bunch;


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Agony Aunt – How to Make the Most Out of Your Gold Membership

  Dear Emma, I have been a member of CI for a while now, but I am only just beginning to actively look for a role now. Please, can you let me know the best way


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Approaching Headhunters Is A Lot Like Dating

Approaching headhunters is a lot like dating. This is what I found out during the recent webinar I hosted with Dubai Headhunting Specialist and Expertise.tv Executive Coach, Isabelita Castilho. Drawing upon her previous experience as a headhunter


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How and Why Top CEOs use Leadership Coaching

A study carried out by Stanford Business and The Miles Group found that top CEOs are open to receiving professional guidance and could very well benefit from Expert Advice. Source: http://www.gsb.stanford.edu/cldr/research/surveys/coaching.html “What’s interesting is that nearly


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Emerging Markets: Vietnam

In this week’s ‘Emerging Markets’ article we discover Vietnam, and what benefits this incredibly beautiful country has to offer to one’s professional life. Vietnam: Well worth your while Tucked between the Gulf of Thailand and the


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From CEO to Chairman – The Transition – Part 1

In any company, leadership plays a critical role in determining the success or failure of the organisation. Great leadership can enable a company to grow and meet and exceed goals, even in trying circumstances. Poor leadership


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7 Ways to Ace Your Executive Job Interview

Interviews are designed to examine your credentials as a viable job candidate. At the executive level, this process takes on an even greater urgency and priority, as you’ll be expected to be ready for action once


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