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5 Ways to be more confident in the workplace

Confidence is not something you have. It’s something you can create. It’s a habit. I know we all experience insecurity, anxieties, and challenges at work no matter what field we’re in. Hopefully, some of these tips can help you to overcome these and assist you in becoming more confident at work. Saying “yes” I’m a

New Year, New You! How to make your New Year’s resolutions stick!

New Year’s Eve. A magical time of the year when we put the past year behind us and look forward to the endless possibilities of the year to come. When the clock ticks over to the 1st of January and we watch the fireworks light up the sky, we make promises to ourselves that this

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It’s beginning to look a lot like…. The work Christmas party

There are plenty of excuses to get wild and celebrate during the working year – Easter, Australia Day, Tuesday afternoon – but none of these have the same magical charm as Christmas. There’s always a lovely, bubbling undercurrent of happiness during the last months of the year, with staff looking forward to time with their

What I learned from doing what I love

I had only one goal this year. That was to find one thing I love to do, and to do it all year round. Those close to me will know how passionate I am about team sports, and how it has positive effect on both your mental and physical health. Sport has taken me places

Virtual Interviews are still Formal Interviews

Interviews are nerve wracking tests of preparation, motivation, will and professional passion. Interviews provide the time and space for an employer and prospective employee to not only talk about an advertised role, and the responsibilities it holds, but the culture of work and growth strategies to aid a candidate on their career journey, and the

…so, you want to become an Astronaut?

An Astronaut, an Engineer, an Architect, a primary school Teacher or Paramedic… what is it that gets you excited to get out of bed in the morning?  With “The Great Resignation” in sight, you can be certain that many people are thinking about taking a leap of faith and changing careers drastically.  But, did you

Retaining your team starts with discovering how things really are

I originally sat at my laptop to pen (type) a piece for business leaders about the phenomenon that is The Great Resignation.  However, if you are a business leader, you are possibly overwhelmed by how many people are already talking about it.  Everyone in your team is about to resign is what many would have

3 key talent strategies to review in an ever-changing world.

At Optimum Consulting, our clients range from small entrepreneurial start-ups to large institutional clients which gives me a fascinating insight to the people challenges these businesses face. One thing that resonates with all at the moment is that there seems to be a trend to go back to a simpler way of doing things, and

Social media for Job Seekers

As a recruiter, when I come across a good candidate, what’s the first thing I do? I look them up on LinkedIn This gives me a lot of insight on the candidate; things like their work history, their activities, if they have recently changed their job and not updated in their resume. What you do