Shireen DuPreez

Executive Search. Recruitment. Career Coaching.

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

The Rise of the Hidden Job Market – Career Development Association of Australia (CDAA) presentation

On the 10th April 2015 I presented on the topic of “The Rise of the Hidden Job Market” at the Career Development Association of Australia annual conference in Perth, Western Australia. … Continue reading

May 2, 2015 · Leave a comment

New Year, New Plans

I’m back at my desk after an awesome vacation. We travelled to the US to see family, friends and business associates, and to visit some new places. Our fly/drive itinerary … Continue reading

January 19, 2015 · Leave a comment

Don’t be a recruitment zombie! Check references carefully.

A decorative sign I purchased recently for Halloween reminded me of two things: 1) How my teenager looks in the morning when walking from her bedroom to the  kitchen. 2) The … Continue reading

November 4, 2014 · Leave a comment

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