Career Advancement Masterclass – July 2014



Once upon a time, job search was straight forward.  You simply applied to job advertisements.  Now, there is a hidden job market and jobs are no longer advertised as much, if at all.  Worse, some are actually phantom job ads and jobs are given to people with inside connections.

This exclusive masterclass was presented by two experts on how to position yourself for career advancement and how to find sought after job opportunities in the new job market.

With 50 per cent or more job openings never advertised, increasingly jobs are being found in the hidden job market.  The result?  People have started to adapt to how the jobs market works today – now you can too.


Key takeaways?

► You will walk away with practical tools and tips to use to develop your career now and in the future

► Increased confidence levels and awareness of options that are open to you in your career

► Ideas for how to improve your personal brand immediately

► An understanding of the hidden job market and how to tap into the hidden sources of jobs

► Improved networking skills and in class practice with other ambitious professionals (even if you are an introvert)

► The latest job search tools to spot job opportunities and manage your job search


Your Presenters

Morning Masterclass presented by Shirley Anne Fortina

ShirleyShirley Anne Fortina is an accomplished communicator, facilitator, trainer and business development coach. She develops rapport easily and relates quickly to the specific outcomes you seek so you get the results you need.

With more than 23 years of international experience Shirley Anne has developed a valuable understanding of the different drivers and challenges facing professionals today.

Afternoon Masterclass presented by Shireen DuPreez


Shireen DuPreez  is an experienced Executive Search Consultant, Recruitment Advisor and Author. You will benefit from the knowledge and insights she has gained from consulting to organizations of all sizes: start-ups to US Fortune 500 and ASX 100 companies. Shireen has lived and worked in the US, UK and Australia, and brings a depth of understanding to career challenges.

Shireen has recruited for positions across functional lines up to C-level and can provide you with the latest information about career advancement.


Career Advancement Masterclass – Event Format

Date:          Saturday 26 July 2014

Times:       9am – 4pm

Venue:      Technology Park, Bentley

Dress:       Business Attire or Smart Casual

Group:      Maximum of 20 participants

Cost:        $495 including GST (cost is tax deductible). Registration includes:

– FREE copy of Shireen’s eBook Career Management: Access the Hidden Job Market prior to the event

– Optional extra 30 minute individual coaching session with Shirley Anne & Shireen

– Delicious morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea


View the brochure: Career Advancement Masterclass – Overview – 26 July 2014


Praise for the eBook  

“Hi Shireen

I wanted to send you a quick note to thank you for the advice given in your book (Career Management: Access the Hidden Job Market). Looking back on my job hunt, reading your book definitely was a turning point for me. Prior to it I would simply write a cover letter, attach my CV, sent it all in, sit back and hope for the best.

After reading your book I made a point of researching the advertised positions more thoroughly and to call the hiring company with a few questions about the advertised job. I also used LinkedIn to find out more about who is who at the company and to find a contact person when the advertisement did not have a contact number. What you wrote in your book made total sense, and, although perhaps not everything was entirely new to me, it provided me with a new strategy and optimism. Job hunting even became fun in the end!

All in all after my redundancy I have been unemployed for 6 months (admittedly my family and I also travelled for 3 months through Australia). I probably did about 20 job applications before I read your book with 3 interviews and 0 site visits. After reading your book I did about 10 applications, with 5 interviews, 4 site visits (of which I cancelled one as I already signed an offer), and 3 excellent job offers! So even though the job market is rather slow, there are plenty of opportunities for those with the skills and experience, and the right approach.

I made a lot of interesting observations too during the whole process. I joked to my wife that I should write a book myself about it! In any case, once again a sincere Thank You!” Operations Manager. 


Praise for the Event 

“I really enjoyed your masterclass on career advancement and the recruitment process. In particular, the insight on how to network resonated with me.”

Pictures from the Event




Further details for upcoming events:

Contact Shireen via

T: +61 (0) 414 767 821



Contact Shirley Anne via

T: +61 (0) 430 314 449


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