All Posts by Michael O'Keeffe

Saudi Arabia – The Country With The GCCs Highest Earning Employees

Out of all of the GCC nations this year, Saudi Arabia remains the highest paying out of all of them, beating rising countries such as Qatar and expat strongholds, Qatar, Kuwait and Oman. According to the


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Hiring An Expat vs. National: How You Can Be Hired As An Arab National In The Gulf?

The Middle East is a region filled with hiring opportunities for companies that continue to expand into this exciting arena. Like many emerging markets however, a strong expat hiring scheme has seen many nationals lose out


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100 Best HR Executives to connect with on LinkedIn in the Middle East

The Middle East is an attractive region for many executives. With no income tax, it means those in the higher echelon of the organisation keep a lot more of their pay. However, you first must land


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UAE Executive Salary Expectations 2015

The Middle East Job market is growing with more companies looking to hire during 2015. This is due to the recent growth of the global economy and a restored faith in the market. Increased salary levels


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How To Prepare For A Job Interview

As an executive, you have had to conduct many interviews of potential candidates before, and despite many years of experience, it doesn’t necessarily ease the nerves when facing an interview yourself. It’s important to remember that


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Business Trends In The Middle East 2015

Insight into what you need to improve upon as a candidate, keeping up to date with the current trends impacting business is fundamental to a successful job application. 2015 has seen a huge decline in oil


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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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7 Reasons You Can’t Learn Leadership on Your Own

Does leadership become easier or harder the higher up the corporate hierarchy you get? Although you would anticipate it would become easier, with the ability to draw upon years of experience, in reality it becomes much,


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