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About Shireen DuPreez
I'm a Recruiter, Career Coach and Author.
I improve the lives of my clients by assisting them to find, select, hire and retain world-class talent who are the right “fit” for their organisation.
Additionally, I help professionals, executives and directors with preparing for and making strategic career moves into more rewarding positions.
I began work in executive recruitment in 2005 at a retained executive search firm in the San Francisco Bay Area.
Since then, I’ve worked in the US, UK and Australia consulting to organisations of varying sizes. This has included start-ups, US Fortune 500, ASX 100, and global multi-nationals.
Examples of executive search assignments I’ve completed are; Director, CEO, CFO, VP, Regional Manager, Country Manager, General Manager, Project Manager, Commercial Manager, Engineering Manager, Principal and Senior Advisor.
Industries I’ve recruited for include Banking, Biotechnology, Education, Luxury, Mining, Oil and Gas, Pharmaceuticals, Resources, Telecommunications and Technology.
My breadth of experience demonstrates my versatility to operate across sectors and at all levels of seniority from graduate to board roles.
I’ve appeared in the media as a subject matter expert on executive search, recruitment, career management and the hidden job market.
Titles By Shireen DuPreez
This ebook provides usable examples for different scenarios. There are templates for:
» Asking for advice from someone you know (three examples).
» Asking for a referral from someone you know.
» Asking for referrals to the contacts of someone you know.
» Making a request to a second degree connection (a friend of a friend).
» Sending an email to someone you met briefly at an event.
» Cold emailing someone you had no prior contact with and whom you have no shared connection with online.
» Making a request to be a referee.
» Sending a thank you to a referee.
This ebook is in an easy to read format and you can copy and paste the examples to tailor them with your personal details.
Increase your chances of finding out about hidden job opportunities by using tried and true templates.
The Executive Search Process: A Step by Step Guide to Finding the Right Candidate is the navigation tool you've been looking for in your quest for recruiting success. Written by a search consultant with extensive international and cross-functional experience, this book will take you from point A to point Z, giving you expert advice and in-depth tools for every step in between on your journey to finding the right candidate when other methods have failed.
In The Executive Search Process , you'll find tips and tricks for how to save time in your search process, what mistakes to avoid, where to find the best online resources, advice on making search calls, and the methodology to use when selecting top performers for any position. You'll learn everything from how to develop your own search strategy to techniques for social media recruiting to what's involved in closing the deal in a professional manner. And we'll give you the latest tools and the inside scoop on the hottest trends in the executive search and recruitment industry.
This easy-to-read book that has been optimized for e-readers and computer monitors contains full-colour pictures and diagrams in every chapter, making it a perfect fit for visual learners and busy professionals.
I’ve sat on both sides of the interview table. Through my experience and intensive research I’ve learned the best ways to prepare for a job interview, which I now share with you in this book. This book will help you:
- Better prepare in advance for your next interview.
- Overcome fears, nerves, anxiety or concerns.
- Respond to expected questions brilliantly by planning and rehearsing your answers in advance.
- Handle unexpected questions well by giving clear and compelling answers.
- Learn the different types of questions (behavioural, situational, competency, technical, personality, leadership and management, communication, motivation, innovation, values and culture fit, discriminatory and others) so you know how best to answer each type.
- Be more likeable by the hiring decision-makers.
- Take a broader view of interviewing so it’s more of a two-way discussion rather than you sitting in the hot seat under the interrogation ‘lights’.
As a recruiter, in the early stage of a selection process I screen out unsuitable resumes because my role is to save the hiring manager time.
If a candidate can’t follow the basic rules of how to complete a resume, then I take the view that there is a strong likelihood they will not follow the rules at work. I’ve had a few rare exceptions to this.
This ebook provides insider advice and contains downloadable resume templates in Word format which you can easily edit.
Create a winning CV using my insights. Save yourself time and frustration by purchasing this easy to use guide.
As a recruiter, when I’m reviewing applications I look first at the candidates resume and second at their cover letter. Reading over the cover letter can help me decide whether to move the application into the “Yes, Maybe or No” folder. Which folder do you want your application to go into?
With the advice in this guide you’ll have better understanding of how to increase the likelihood of your application going into the “Yes” folder.
Learn smarter, time-saving strategies for landing a recruiter call or interview and polish your interactions with potential employers to secure that career advancing move.
Today’s employment marketplace is highly competitive and recruiters vie each other for the best talent in the business. Yet even those professionals with amazing resumes may be overlooked because they don’t know how to be found, don’t network effectively or misunderstand how the hidden job market operates.
Getting ahead of the competition requires a thorough knowledge of how companies source talent. And that’s what this book is all about. It gives you insider tools with expertise offered by a seasoned recruiter on the hiring process so that you can tap into that otherwise concealed pool of jobs to manoeuver smartly into your next position.
Retool to conduct smarter job searches. Forget about applying to hundreds of job ads. Doing so is a guaranteed way for you to miss the opportunities that exist in the much larger, more exciting world of career opportunities.
Instead, find out why job applications are the low odds way to look for employment and discover how you can retool to engage in more strategic job search activity to get the job you seek.
Whether you’re in resources, health care, technology, biotech, manufacturing, or business, you’ll find the latest time-saving advice to help you develop a strategy that will progress your career.
From C-level to specialist roles, you will benefit from the advice found in the pages of Career Management: Access the Hidden Job Market.