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You know you’re a recruiter when…

1. You ask a lot of questions You’re curious by nature, which means you’re attentive. You enjoy making assessments about individuals and determining candidates’ suitability for the roles you’re recruiting. A candidate’s suitability for a role is dependent upon several variables. How would this person fit into the team/organisation? How likely is this person to

Top 5 myths about the job application process…debunked

Let’s be real. Applying for a job can be stressful, and feel like a full-time job in itself. To maximise your chances of success, some careful thought is required. Are you using the right keywords in your search? Are you setting your search using the right filters? Are you tailoring your cover letter to suit

Looking for work? Here’s two useful tips.

“Jason, how many careers exactly have you had?” Even though I was speaking to someone I had known for over 20 years, I didn’t initially know how to answer this question. Although my career has been relatively stable, I’ve still managed to transition between areas of expertise including Sales, Marketing, Advertising, Recruitment, Automotive, Geolocation Technology,

Resume Writing Tips

Having a well-written, professional resume is extremely important. Your resume is the first impression you get to make and is the most important tool that you have to impress your potential employer. Whether you’ve got years of experience or are newly joining the workforce, your chance of securing an interview is much more likely if

Master your Interviews in 2020!

Confidence is key. No matter how many times you’ve sat in the chair facing your potential employers, interviews can be tough. Taking the time to prepare, not only about the company but also about yourself, will make you feel a lot more confident and at ease. A drumbeat that we follow here at Optimum Consulting

To temp or not to temp…

It is no secret nor a revelation that the world of employment is fast changing. To add to this, contract or temporary employment is growing at an extraordinary pace. More than ever, working Australians are considering the “gig-economy” and this is received with an uptick in demand from employers. To add to this, the demand

Interviews are a two-way street

They are two words that can send a shiver down a grown adult’s spine. Some people will tell you that they are quite confident when it comes to interviewing or that they don’t mind that part of the process, but most of us are very nervous at the mere thought of interviewing for a job.

Landed that Great Job, Now Land that Great Start!

Starting a new job can be scary, especially with new people, in a new place with different ways of doing things. It’s not something we can avoid in our lifetime and for some it can be daunting. I myself have recently gone through the same process of starting a new job simply to further my

What do Candidates Really Want from Recruiters?

Finding the perfect job or the perfect employee can be as hard as finding blood in a stone if you don’t have a recruitment manager who has your back. But what does it really take to satisfy a candidate? Here we uncover the truth about what candidates really want. The heart and soul of quality