How to Advance Your Career in the New
Job Market
June 2014
Shireen DuPreez
Principal Consultant
www.shireendupreez.com
My previous recruitment assignments for
engineering positions:
Engineering Manager. Principal Reliability
Engineer. Senior...
Agenda:
1. The new job market
2. The power of relationships and
networks to advance your career
3. Question time
@shireend...
Where are the career
opportunities for
engineers?
@shireendupreez
Source: Reid Hoffman
“The Start Up of You”
50% – 80%
of job
openings
aren’t
advertised
publicly
The Hidden Job
Market
Structure your job
hunting time efficiently
Applying for job
advertisements
Accessing the
Hidden Job
Market
@shireendupreez
Stranded as mining jobs tide turns
“After months of fruitlessly sending off job applications with no
reward, Mr Perling an...
Networking is your most important job
search strategy
@shireendupreez
Myers-Briggs Personality Test
INTP (Engineers) - introversion, intuition,
thinking, perception
Engineers are easy going ye...
“An individuals power is
raised exponentially with
the help of a network”
Reid Hoffman, Co-founder
of LinkedIn
2. Harness the power of
relationships and
networks to move your
career forward
In summary:
1. Adapt your job search
method...
Career Advancement Masterclass
Saturday 26th July 2014
www.podconsultancy.com.au
www.shireendupreez.com
Learn how to acces...
Shireen DuPreez
Principal Consultant
www.shireendupreez.com
How to Advance Your Career in the New
Job Market
June 2014
Shireen DuPreez
Principal Consultant
www.shireendupreez.com
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Did you know at least 50% - 80% of all job openings are never advertised? Presentation to Engineers Australia members on how to tap into the hidden sources of jobs and tips on how to proactively manage your career in today’s new job market.

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Engineers Australia - How to advance your career in the new job market

  1. 1. How to Advance Your Career in the New Job Market June 2014 Shireen DuPreez Principal Consultant www.shireendupreez.com
  2. 2. My previous recruitment assignments for engineering positions: Engineering Manager. Principal Reliability Engineer. Senior Electrical Engineer. Civil Engineer. Senior Mechanical Engineer. Project Engineer. Current assignments: Estimator – Adelaide – Mining Company Country Manager Australia – Perth – Oil and Gas Services company
  3. 3. Agenda: 1. The new job market 2. The power of relationships and networks to advance your career 3. Question time @shireendupreez
  4. 4. Where are the career opportunities for engineers? @shireendupreez Source: Reid Hoffman “The Start Up of You”
  5. 5. 50% – 80% of job openings aren’t advertised publicly The Hidden Job Market
  6. 6. Structure your job hunting time efficiently Applying for job advertisements Accessing the Hidden Job Market @shireendupreez
  7. 7. Stranded as mining jobs tide turns “After months of fruitlessly sending off job applications with no reward, Mr Perling and his friends decided to try something different to stand out.” 26th May 2014
  8. 8. Networking is your most important job search strategy @shireendupreez
  9. 9. Myers-Briggs Personality Test INTP (Engineers) - introversion, intuition, thinking, perception Engineers are easy going yet private. They are independent intellectuals. Although they enjoy networking and sharing ideas and knowledge they prefer solitude.
  10. 10. “An individuals power is raised exponentially with the help of a network” Reid Hoffman, Co-founder of LinkedIn
  11. 11. 2. Harness the power of relationships and networks to move your career forward In summary: 1. Adapt your job search methods to the new job market
  12. 12. Career Advancement Masterclass Saturday 26th July 2014 www.podconsultancy.com.au www.shireendupreez.com Learn how to access the Hidden Job Market Shirley Anne Fortina Shireen DuPreez
  13. 13. Shireen DuPreez Principal Consultant www.shireendupreez.com
  14. 14. How to Advance Your Career in the New Job Market June 2014 Shireen DuPreez Principal Consultant www.shireendupreez.com
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