Career

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

How to Cope with Change

2019 has been a big year for me with many changes; I think probably the most change I have gone through at any point in my life, both personally and professionally. I’m sure I am not alone in saying I’m not a fan of change, but the one constant in life is change and we

Setting Clear Goals – A Guide to Success

I went to the gym the other day and did a class with a few of my gym buddies. One of the exercises was using the dreaded rowing machine and I was the last one to jump on. Before we started the last round, the PT came to me and said that the best result

A Vision Beyond 2020

The 1st January 2020 is just around the corner and it got me thinking about the start of a new decade and all the things I’d like to achieve over the next ten years.  It also got me reflecting on the past ten years with the realization of how much my life and work has

Feeling undervalued or underpaid?

I recently caught up with a good friend of mine over a few drinks and she was feeling unsure and had a few concerns about her current role.  For the purpose of this blog, her name will be Sally.  Sally started off by saying how much she loves her job, her team, her manager and

The Ups and Downs of Any Job

A common theme I’ve found speaking to people over the last few months is that there is no such thing as a perfect job. While this may seem like common sense, it’s still a notion that people bring up when looking for the next step in their career; the illustrious “Perfect Job”. In reality, all

Plans for the year ahead

The year 2018 has taught us a lot of things. Whether good or bad, we should not forget these lessons. So, if you are still thinking of some things that you want to do or change this year, check out this list that might help you boost your career. If you already have a list,

Work life balance – the grand debate

‘Work life balance’ has been a hot topic for both employees and employers for some time now. It has been at the forefront of a lot of management meetings and having a healthy work life balance can be a challenge for businesses, but it can also have a serious impact on organisations. I meet with candidates daily

Managing different generations in the workplace

Generational gaps in the workplace can be as diverse as Kylie Minogue’s wardrobe. See how to effectively manage the age gap without any bias involved. With an aging population, generational age gaps are fairly prevalent in today’s job market. And, over the next two decades, these age gaps are only going to become more dominant.