All Posts by Michael O'Keeffe

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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6 Reasons Why Job Hunts Don’t Go To Plan

Here at Career Intelligence, one of the most common questions we are faced with is, ‘Why Is My Job Hunt Taking So Long?‘ It is a fair comment, particularly because they haven’t faced such a problem


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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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The Best Ways To Improve Your Leadership & Career Potential

Leadership is undoubtedly the key factor that dictates when (and whether) you make that transition into the c-suite. But how do you acquire the necessary leadership skills to be noticed? More often than not, people will


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How Senior Managers can Become C-level Executives

In this post we look at how senior managers can go about moving up in the ranks and achieve career growth. See below for the 5 things you can do to help instigate that career transition


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Opportunities in Interim Management, Pay & Securing Contracts

Interim management opportunities are expanding globally, with a particular emphasis in the Middle East. Whether you are an expatriate or national, Interim Management can provide a fantastic option for you in 2015. Continuing with the theme,


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What You Need to Know About Interim Management

This is the first part of our interim management series. Every week we will highlight various aspects behind interim management and how it can help solve your next employment query. This week we give an overview


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Is Age A Problem For Job Seekers?

Getting old can be demoralising. This sentiment doesn’t just refer to the physical hardships that may occur; becoming older can also bring about difficulty in securing viable employment. Many business executives with years of experience have


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The Impact of Social Media on the Recruitment Process

Recruiting the right candidate for the right job has been one of the critical parameters for deciding a company’s success; and social media’s intervention has changed the spectrum completely. Traditional headhunting methods have become buried by


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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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