Shireen DuPreez

Executive Search. Recruitment. Career Coaching.

How do I choose which LinkedIn invitations to accept?

To accept, or not accept – that is the question! LinkedIn is useful for growing your network however knowing who to make a first-degree connection with isn’t always an easy … Continue reading

April 24, 2018 · Leave a comment

Your LinkedIn Profile vs Your Resume – The Important Differences

I am often asked by my coaching clients, “Should my LinkedIn profile be written the same way as my resume?” The answer is yes and no! To explain the important … Continue reading

March 2, 2018 · Leave a comment

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

Webinar – My Pitch – Personal Branding for Professionals, Executives and Directors

Why do professionals, executives and directors need to know about pitching and personal branding? A term marketer’s use, which is especially true for personal branding, is: “Brand or be branded”. … Continue reading

May 22, 2016 · Leave a comment

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

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

ATC (Australasian Talent Conference) 2014 – Wrap up

  In May I made my annual trip to Sydney for the Australasian Talent Conference. The conference was held near Circular Quay a perfect location to take in Sydney’s amazing views and tap … Continue reading

June 2, 2014 · Leave a comment

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

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