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A Recruiter’s Insight On How To Become More Employable

Since 2003, Optimum has been working with businesses throughout Australia and internationally, for almost 20 years.   Our team of highly experienced people professionals, provide end to end recruitment and HR consulting services.   In the last year, we helped 591 people into suitable employment and as we continue to develop those relationships, many of our candidates

The Crucial Condition of Candidate Curiosity

Albert Einstein once said in 1952, “I have no special talents. I am only passionately curious.” Now, you might be pondering what correlation one of times greatest physicists’ self-reflection has to do with an article, suggesting from its title, that curiosity is a desirable trait for candidates to possess? To begin answering that question, we

Are You Losing Money As A Recruiter?

Prejudgements, biases and transference during our screening processes and interviews, pave the way toward leading questions, assumptions and ultimately – the likelihood of a replacement or a refund. Picture this – you receive an application for a data entry role from a lady in her 20’s, who lives 5 minutes away from the job. She

9 Effective Tips in Creating Resume that Will Get You Hired

Starting to write your resume? Or just finished doing it?  Whether you are starting or doing some editing on your resume, here are some resume tips to help you land that dream role.   1. Format your resume appropriately  Choosing the right font size for your resume is important to help the hiring manager read it

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How to ace a job interview?

That is the question that we will all ponder at least once in our life or in today’s workforce, maybe multiple times.  But what message do we need to convey at our job interview that will make us stand out against other candidates in today’s competitive job market? In the past, we would have thought

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Tips in Creating Resume that Will Get You Hired

Starting to write your resume? Or just finished doing it? Whether you are starting or doing some editing on your resume, here are some resume tips to help you land that dream role.  1. Format your resume appropriately Choosing the right font size for your resume is important to help the hiring manager read it

The End of 2021 – The Beginning of a New Career Landscape

If 2021 has taught us something – you cannot take anything under the guise of “normal” when it comes to the job market. And right now, we are in the eye of a candidate-driven career storm, a job seeker’s delight! See 3 of the top job-seeking trends that recruitment experts predict next year will hold.

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

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