admin, Author at Optimum Consulting

Internal mobility – A possible solution to fight the current talent shortage and retention challenges

There is absolutely no doubt, it is not only hard to find quality talent in 2021, but retaining talent is also proving a challenge. You only need to speak to any hiring manager, HR professional, recruiter or anyone looking to engage and retain talent, to know it is tough. Job ads are underperforming – the

How to Get Maximum Value from Job Hunting in the New Normal

How to Get Maximum Value from Job Hunting in the New Normal

What does the new normal look like for job seekers? It is a chance to transform any ups and downs of job hunting into self-evaluation for boosting your skills and education. See 3 quick tips to maximise your efforts. The world has been through voluminous changes over the past year, and there is no doubting

Am I having an existential crisis or do I just need a new job?

Uncertain about your future? Have no idea what you’re doing? Feel like you’re just faking it till you make it? Whether it be a quarter life crisis; being stuck in a rut with your job or have a never-ending feeling of COVID induced anxiety, fear not! Everyone feels this, so you’re right on trend. Being

Success at work may well depend on how well you “Know Thyself”

For thousands of years, wise philosophers have suggested to us mere mortals that one of life’s secrets is to ‘know thyself’.  The message is straightforward, by getting to know ourselves properly it becomes possible to adapt to our immediate environment, deal with challenges effectively and control our emotional responses.  I like to think of it

“Do you have any questions for me?” – Turning the job interview on its head.

Picture the scene –  you’re mid-interview for a new job: you’ve prepared to answer any question thrown at you; your body language is calm, friendly and approachable; you’re inquisitive, positive and speak fondly of the opportunity presented to you. Then, your interviewer asks you “have you got any questions for me?” Here is the crux

How are you going to keep moving forward

How are you going to keep moving forward

“We keep moving forward, opening new doors, and doing things, because we’re curious and curiosity keeps leading us down new paths.” – Walt Disney These are the wise words of Mr. Walt Disney. In order to continue moving forward and progressing, in order to accomplish new things and keep life exciting, we must adapt to

2021 job offer

2021 Job offers

The current job market, in QLD at least, is different to anything I’ve seen in my career. Granted I haven’t been in recruitment for as long as others, I’ve still seen a few ups and downs. Some that I’ve anticipated and plenty that I haven’t! Currently we are in a really tight and fast-moving employment

Cultural Awareness and Emotional Intelligence

As we continue to work with and around Covid, the need to be more aware of different cultures / different states or regions / countries has become much more important for business and people leaders. We do not need to work in global companies or organisations that cover different regions / states, to possess global

Non-verbal cues while Interviewing

Some studies have shown that people’s first impressions are made based on only 7% of what you say. It means 93% of first impressions are formed by non-verbal content. Non-verbal content includes things like body language, how you dress, how you conduct yourself and your eye contact. So, you’ve fronted up to an interview at