Shireen DuPreez

Executive Search. Recruitment. Career Coaching.

Book Recommendation: The Start-Up of You by Reid Hoffman and Ben Casnocha

A must read for the hurley burley change ridden labour market of today, The Start-Up of You by Reid Hoffman and Ben Casnocha is more than a Silicon Valley centric LinkedIn brochure. The … Continue reading

March 27, 2016 · Leave a comment

Best Career Management Articles and Videos of 2015

I’m always on the look out for quality content for my followers and connections. Here is a list of the best career management related articles and video’s I found in … Continue reading

December 30, 2015 · Leave a comment

Highlight Your Achievements On Your Resume

A few years ago I was considering going back into a corporate role so I reached out to a contact of mine who is a very experienced recruiter – Martin … Continue reading

October 31, 2015 · 1 Comment

Stand Proud As a Lion With Your Accurate Resume

Some interviews are unforgettable, although not always for nice reasons.  An example is the time I was co-interviewing with a hiring manager for a finance position. We were listening to … Continue reading

October 15, 2015 · 1 Comment

Networking – My Lecture to University Students

Transcript – ECU Lecture – Thursday 13th August 2015 Preparation for Professional Life – Networking Skills Shireen: Welcome! I want to start my presentation today by telling you a story. … Continue reading

October 4, 2015 · 2 Comments

Stop wasting time with your job search techniques!

Stop spending hours trawling job boards. Job boards are a research tool, not the sole method for getting your next job. Quit hoping lady luck will smile on you as … Continue reading

October 4, 2015 · Leave a comment

LinkedIn basics

When I conduct an executive search assignment for a client one of the first places I look for passive candidates is LinkedIn. Unfortunately some of the profiles I view create … Continue reading

October 4, 2015 · 1 Comment

The night I said ‘YES’ to Firewalking – Thank you Tony Robbins

Last Thursday night could’ve been the second time I walked across hot coals in my life, only the first time, which was 17 years ago, I wimped out. Back in … Continue reading

October 3, 2015 · 8 Comments

Ask Better Questions In a Job Interview to Prevent Discrimination

Last month I contributed to this crowd-funded video tackling gender bias in job interviews. The video has the theme “If you wouldn’t ask a man, or you wouldn’t ask your gran – … Continue reading

September 15, 2015 · 1 Comment

ATC (Australasian Talent Conference) 2015 – Wrap Up

This years ATC was held at the Hilton Sydney in June. I was joined by 300 others, including my ex colleague and friend Pip who flew down from Brisbane to … Continue reading

July 27, 2015 · Leave a comment

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