All Posts by Michael O'Keeffe

The Secrets Behind Finding Vacancies in the Hidden Job Market

Every year there are millions of jobs posted online. But every year there are even more jobs that aren’t posted at all. What is the Hidden Job Market? The ‘hidden job market’ is a term that


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6 Ways Anyone Can Become a Board Member

Obtaining a seat on a board could be a natural career aspiration for many professionals and one that comes with many benefits. However, with the imposition of the Sarbanes-Oxley law in 2002, board members have become


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What Executives Must Do When Re-entering the Job Market

Whether it came by choice, or you fell victim to the downturn that many other executives lost jobs to, re-entering the job market can be a problematic for many executives.  A gap in your employment history


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9 Essential Tips to Develop Your C-Level CV

To acquire a C-level position, you need a CV that stands out above the rest. Here are 9 Essential Tips to Develop Your C-Level CV allowing you to lay the foundation of a great CV and


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10 Costly Mistakes Job Hunters Make on Their LinkedIn Profile

LinkedIn is undoubtedly the leading online job tool available for executives in their online job search. However, even with member totals exceeding 330 million, it still remains one of the most underutilised pieces of apparatus by


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5 Job Search Mistakes You Might Be Making

Speak with any fellow job-seeker, and you’ll be sure to hear a few fables about how to find an executive position. These inaccuracies can make the job search process more difficult than it needs to be.


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4 Tips to Help Secure a Job With a Multinational in the Middle East

As the world has become more globalized, more opportunities abound in multinational organizations. Working for a global company provides some fantastic advantages that can ease the process for the aspiring expatriate. If you’ve made the decision


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7 Basic Mistakes Even Executives Forget About In An Interview

You have worked hard researching opportunities and sending out résumés. Because of your great efforts in personal branding, you’ve been called in for a face-to-face job interview. Congratulations! This is an important next step in your


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The 9 Different Leadership Techniques used by CEOs

Leadership can be the defining factor between whether a senior manager makes the leap into a c-level position. Understanding what type of leader you are and other types you can apply in certain situations can be a


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5 Cultural Differences Western Executives Fail to Adapt to in the Boardroom

Many Western Executives describe working in the Middle East as a frustrating and impatient experience. The cultural differences are vastly different from the norms of their home nation. Last week, we discussed the Fundamental Leadership Differences


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