All Posts by Michael O'Keeffe

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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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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How You Can Prevent Losing Out On An Executive Position To A Millennial

The Millennials are coming! Not only are they coming, but they are posing significant competition for Baby Boomers hoping to re-engage with the job market. And with the constant technological evolution to industry, these millennials appear


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The Ins-and-Outs of the C-Level Application Process

As a c-level executive there comes a lot of responsibility. With such high level accountability on your hands the hiring process can take a lot longer. And as a senior manager, you may not be fully


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Why Social Media is Important for Older Employees Looking For a Job

Many older business professionals need, or simply want, to keep working well into their fifties and sixties to supplement income and boost long-term retirement resources. But job hunting can become a colossal challenge here in the


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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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Cross A Ravine to Achieve a Successful Career Move (Not Literally!)

Imagine you were on a weeklong hike. The beginning representing your current career path and the end representing your dream job. All is going well, but just before the end of the hike, you come across


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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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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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