All Posts by Michael O'Keeffe

Don’t Want to Retire? Join the Board!

Many professionals vent their frustration at the retirement age. Although 65, some say physically and mentally they feel a lot younger, with years of valuable contributions left to give. If this is the case, have you


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How Executive Interviews Differ from Managerial Interviews

If you are looking to make the transition from a managerial role to a corporate executive, you need to nail the interview.  The executive interview process however, can be daunting for those who are doing this


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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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Speed Up Your Job Hunt & Convert Profile Views Into Conversations

The quickest way to generate calls with interested recruiters is to convert your LinkedIn profile views into real conversations about your future. With over 90% of headhunters and recruiters utilising social media in the recruitment process,


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Too Busy for Social Media? 30 Minutes a Day is All You Need

We all know social media has become an important asset for senior executives ongoing career management and job hunt. However the only downside is it is time consuming. Here is a 30-minute-a-day plan to maximise your


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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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Why Your CV Is Not Being Read

Tia, an executive coach at Career Intelligence, has spent over 10 years as a senior recruiter and worked for some of the world’s largest companies such as SAP, Unilever, IBM, Johnson and Johnson, Pzifer and Infosys


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The Job Opportunity Of Working In A Middle Eastern Family Business

If you are new to the region, you may find it difficult to comprehend the overwhelming number of family-run business within the Gulf and their significance when conducting business transactions. As a non-family executive, it has


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Interim Management in the UAE, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Bahrain, Qatar & Oman

Interim Management in the Middle East. A breakdown of the main gulf countries, the pay they receive and where the opportunities lie. Interim management opportunities are expanding all across the Middle East. For the aspiring expatriate,


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7 Alternative Career Options For Senior Executives

As you become “more experienced” in your professional career, hiring managers are becoming more reluctant of hiring you. Why? Despite being well qualified for the position, It’s hard to get past the fact that they fear


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