Shireen DuPreez

Executive Search. Recruitment. Career Coaching.

Book Recommendation: Presence by Amy Cuddy

Harvard professor Amy Cuddy’s TED talk on body language is one if the most watched video’s on YouTube – for good reason. Her  recent book Presence: Bringing Your Boldest Self … Continue reading

September 24, 2016 · 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

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

Career Management Masterclass

Successful and Happy at Work! – Use your strengths more at work – Love what you do everyday – Get noticed. Educated professionals who are able to use their strengths at … Continue reading

September 10, 2014 · Leave a comment

Reduce your risk of a bad hire

During a recent assignment a candidate favoured early in the selection process turned out to be unsuitable. Whilst not a revelation (a recruitment process is supposed to weed out bad hires), what is noteworthy … Continue reading

June 5, 2014 · 3 Comments

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 … Continue reading

May 26, 2014 · Leave a comment

What is the Hidden Job Market and how can you gain access to it?

As noted in two recent Wall Street Journal articles (Beware the Phantom Job Listing, and Take Your Search for a Job Offline), 50 to 80 per cent of jobs aren’t … Continue reading

September 2, 2013 · Leave a comment

New eBook on Career Management almost ready!

It’s been a year in the making, and it’s almost ready to be published. Stay tuned for my new eBook titled Career Management: Access the Hidden Job Market. For a recruiter, … Continue reading

August 26, 2013 · Leave a comment

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