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: 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

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

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

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

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

Improve your LinkedIn profile to get found for jobs

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

September 29, 2013 · 1 Comment

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