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

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

Talent Sourcing an Essential Recruiter Skill – Learn How from Martin and I

Top recruiters have a broad skillset across disciplines including: human resources, psychology, marketing, consulting, management, research, sales, process trouble-shooting, commerce, technology, social media, match making, coaching and sourcing. Proactive sourcing … Continue reading

August 12, 2014 · 1 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

Happy 2014! The Wish Tree and plans

Early in the new year I visited the Museum of Contemporary Art in Sydney where I placed a wish on the Wish Tree at the Yoko Ono exhibition. My wish … Continue reading

January 13, 2014 · Leave a comment

Bullet proof your career since constant change is the status quo

I recently spoke at a LeanIn circle breakfast meeting about my new book Career Management: Access the Hidden Job Market. The LeanIn circle members were seven professional women from different … Continue reading

November 19, 2013 · 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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