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Recruitment process power shift

Well, to say that 2020 has been a strange year would be the understatement of the century! I would say that it’s been unprecedented, however, along with the term, “you’re on mute” I think I’ve heard that enough times already. Working in recruitment for almost a decade has prepared for a lot of situations and

have you asked for a salary rise?

Have you asked for your pay rise?

One of the most effective and easiest ways to earn more money is to ask for it, right? Easier said than done. Asking for a pay rise can feel uncomfortable, unnatural and just plain awkward. However, it doesn’t need to be. Keep reading for some easy hints and tips to successfully ask for a pay

Career Advice Needs To Be Relevant To You

Career advice needs to be relevant to you.

Having spoken with many thousands of people about their careers over the last few decades, we at Optimum Consulting can say with confidence that your career choices and ambitions are always highly unique.  Think for a moment about your own mix of skills, experience, education and decision-making. Now consider things like your personal ambitions and

career coach advice for the class of 2020

Career Coach Advice for the Class of 2020

Leaving formal education is hard enough under ‘normal’ economic circumstances let alone through a pandemic and without a career coach to guide you. Graduating means leaving so much of what you’ve known for the past few years behind.  It means moving away from the bubble you’ve been living in. It means going it alone for

contract recruitment

Contracting in an ever-changing landscape

We’ve all read our fair share of COVID-19 recruitment blogs over the past few months. I had a laugh when I saw some of the articles from late 2019 and even early 2020 predicting some of the trends that we were likely to see throughout this year. Who would have ever predicted just how disrupted

A secret to getting noticed when applying for jobs

To say the job market will be competitive through the rest of 2020 would be like saying a marathon is merely a walk in the park – a significant understatement. If you are having trouble getting that first interview, chances are that your job applications aren’t standing out enough. So what can you do about it? Here’s

How to give yourself a better chance of landing that dream job

How to give yourself a better chance of landing that dream job

2020 has been a strange year in many ways. Some of us planned to buy a house, travel overseas, have a wedding, or simply find a new job after graduating university. Unfortunately, for a lot of us, we were forced to put our 2020 plans on hold (at least for now). From a recruitment perspective,

job search fatigue

6 ways to combat job search fatigue!

Another long day of applying for jobs. ANOTHER generic, vague rejection email. You’ve been looking for a new job for what feels like an eternity. You’re getting burnt out, you’re getting frustrated and are growing weary of competing with hundreds of other applicants. You are desperate for something soon – your sanity and bank account

How to find a job and get it

Are you finding the job search process frustrating and demotivating? The uncertainty in the employment market due to the Covid-19 pandemic means many people are unsure what to do right now.  Where are the jobs and how do I get one?  My team and I are regularly asked these questions.  So, here are some ideas,