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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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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Leadership Traits Every Executive Needs to Succeed

Being a corporate executive is a dream come true. It is the culmination of years of hard work, determination, business savvy, and personal sacrifice. During these years of preparation and development, several key traits must be


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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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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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The C-level Headhunting Secret: How Some Execs Keep on Being Headhunted

Applying for new jobs can be hard work. It takes time, effort and endless messages and emails that go unread, or without reply. It is a full-time job in itself. If you are a senior executive you


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Why you aren’t getting the job you want – The 8 most common executive CV questions answered

Your Curriculum Vitae is arguably one of the most important pieces of the puzzle when it comes to your executive job hunt. However, as is usually the case, the most important is the most difficult. With


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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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