Shireen DuPreez

Executive Search. Recruitment. Career Coaching.

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

A book I recommend – The Start-Up of You

If you read one book this year to help your career (other than my book which will be released in the next few months), I recommend “The Start-Up of You” by … Continue reading

April 3, 2013 · Leave a comment

Is LinkedIn Eating the Recruitment Industry – or Sharing a Nice Meal?

I read with interest the article “How LinkedIn is Eating the Recruitment Industry” on ERE.Net. The author, Michael Overell, raises salient points. LinkedIn is taking a piece of the pie … Continue reading

November 19, 2012 · Leave a comment

Glen Cathey’s deck of cards and how recommendations influence hiring decisions

I attended the Australasian Talent Conference (ATC) 2012 in Sydney late May and one of the speakers, Glen Cathey, put forward his view that candidate attributes can be ranked in terms influence on … Continue reading

July 1, 2012 · 1 Comment

Technology and the search consulting business

Technology has transformed the way search consultants find and communicate with candidates during the recruitment process. When I commenced working in the staffing field we used the phone, email and … Continue reading

March 5, 2012 · 2 Comments

Australasian Talent Conference (ATC), Sydney, 2011.

In late May I attended the Australasian Talent Conference (ATC) in Sydney. The conference was well organised with a variety of speakers from different industries and functions – all presenting … Continue reading

June 7, 2011 · Leave a comment

Five social media recruiting pitfalls to avoid

Consider the benefits and risks of social networks when using them. The advent of social media has been an advantage for search consultants and recruiters as it drives professional background … Continue reading

June 16, 2010 · Leave a comment

Process is not a dirty word

Conducting a search for a candidate online is faster now than it was five years ago, or is it? Even though more information about potential candidates is on the web, wading … Continue reading

May 3, 2010 · Leave a comment

Book released, new website up and running

It feels hard to believe, after seven months of working pretty much seven days a week that the book and website are finally finished! See for yourself: http://www.shireendupreez.com/books/executive-search-process Thank you, … Continue reading

April 23, 2010 · 2 Comments

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