All Posts by Michael O'Keeffe

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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Turn LinkedIn Connections into Real Opportunities

LinkedIn has firmly established itself as the number 1 online networking resource for job seekers, but has it also created a huge problem for them as well? Successful networking relies on the ability to transform a


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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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Fundamental Leadership Differences for Westerners in the Middle East

Wherever you go in the world, countries and cultures do things differently that make them unique in their own way. Whether it be food, customs, or side of the road in which you drive, these distinct


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5 Signs It Is Time To Change Your Employer

With the holiday season over, this is the time for reflection and resolution. This is not only personally, but professionally. September is a prime time to consider new beginnings and opportunities as a business professional. If you


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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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The Next Career Move for Over 50s in MENA

Baby boomers, those born between 1946 and 1964, comprise a significant portion of the Arab population. While many of these individuals have entered into retirement, or are eagerly awaiting it, that is not the case for


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4 Ways to Overcome the Age Factor in your Job Hunt

If you’re an older job-seeker, you know all too well that ageism can prove be a real obstacle to overcome in your job search efforts. However if you hope to be successful, you can’t allow your


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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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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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