04th Apr 2016

First100 CEO Niamh O'Keeffe in the Sunday Business Post

Pitching for a new role that will reduce pressure on your boss is the best way to land a promotion writes Niamh O'Keeffe.

In my experience, the easiest way to get a promotion is to ...

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22nd Mar 2016

Win FREE copies of "Your Next Role" #Getpromoted

To celebrate the launch of "Your Next Role: How to get ahead and get promoted" by Niamh O'Keeffe, we're giving free copies of the book to two lucky winners. Go on, get yourself promoted. #Getpromoted

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15th Mar 2016

First100 Founder Niamh O'Keeffe awarded WHSmiths Business Book of the Month

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11th Mar 2016

How to get promoted to a top HR role


How to get promoted to a top HR role by Niamh of Keeffe

Think about ‘how to get promoted’ as an essential leadership skill and develop a game plan

In today’s highly competitive jobs market talented HR executives need to be more strategic on how they vie for the coveted top spots. In the race to get to the C-suite you might think...

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21st Feb 2016

The hi-vis way to get ahead

Don't expect senior management to spot your potential. People who want t oget ahead must take steps to get noticed, writes Carly Chynoweth.

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21st Feb 2016

How to turn the odds in your favour

Look under the surface. HR can tell you the official process for getting a promotion, but someone who has recently been promoted will be able to...

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07th Feb 2016

Ten tips on shooting to the top

Forget about colleagues: instead, concentrate on developing the skills and vision necessary for progressing your career...

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27th Mar 2014

Changeboard "Your first 100 days of a new job role"

Your first 100 days of a new job role – action plan. The importance of your first 100 days is the difference between success and failure in a new role – and that has consequences for your whole career.

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20th Sep 2013

How team leaders can deliver results fast

In a column for The Journal, author Niamh O'Keeffe offers guidance to new leaders on how to build a high-performing team.

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02nd May 2013

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Accelerate Your Performance with First100's Fiona Rawlinson

Fiona Rawlinson

Remember when you were the “new kid in class”? You found yourself in a new environment with new faces, and all you really wanted to do was fit in and be accepted. Funny how, years later, many of us find ourselves in this same situationonly this time, in the workplace.

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21st Mar 2013

Niamh O'Keeffe discusses the First 100 Days of the Pope -FT


 You can wait a lifetime for a new Archbishop of Canterbury or Pope, and then suddenly the two come along at once. But what can today’s accession of Justin Welby as head of the international Anglican communion, and last week’s election of the 266th Pope teach the business world? Read more.



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10th Feb 2013

One of the best recently published books on the market

European CEO lists Lead Your Team in Your First 100 Days by Niamh O’Keeffe as one of the best recently published books on the market.


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10th Dec 2012

Mark Hennessy interviews Niamh O’Keeffe

Hiring is just the start of getting the best. Mark Hennessy interviews Niamh O’Keeffe, two time author and founder of First100.

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20th Nov 2012

Niamh O’Keeffe: It’s make or break! Part 3

Niamh O’Keeffe: It’s make or break! Get Your New Job Rolling with a Bang – Part Three. The final part in the three part series is available on

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14th Nov 2012

Niamh O’Keeffe: It’s make or break! Part 2

Niamh O’Keeffe: It’s make or break! How to nail your new job – Part Two.Lead Your Team in Your First100 Days Author features on

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25th Oct 2012

Niamh O’Keeffe: It’s make or break!

Niamh O’Keeffe: It’s make or break! How to nail your new job.

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18th Oct 2012

First100 feature in the HR Director