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

Which Social Media Platforms are Best for Personal Branding?

By effectively using social media, you can create an omnipresent visibility of your skill set where it can easily be found by people who might have an interest in hiring … Continue reading

January 10, 2017 · 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

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

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

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