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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

Forget New Year Resolutions, Try This Instead…

The custom of making New Year resolutions has been around for thousands of years, so it’s natural for most of us to sit back and reflect on the year that was.  We often also make a promise of change to ourselves at the stroke of midnight on the 1st January.  These are often life changing

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

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

Look on the Bright Side

Something I have always valued in life is our ability to gain control over our own thoughts and actions, to create a better, happier life for ourselves. Positive thinking is a mental and emotional attitude that focuses on the ‘bright side of life’ and brings optimism. A positive attitude makes it easier to avoid worries

My experience as a FTM (First Time Manager)

Over the last 12-months I have moved into a leadership position within our company, Optimum Consulting. Managing/Leading a team is something that I have wanted to do since I entered the workforce and a goal that I have spoken to my manager about for the last few years. I think it was even something that

Memory and Team Performance

Is relying on memory damaging the experience and performance of your team? Many years ago I found myself moving into a Senior Leadership position in a fast-growing global company.  At the time I was horribly unprepared for the experience and essentially had to make things up as I was going along.  It seems learning on

7 Hot Tips for Career Reflection

This is a bit of a personal reflection moment but the theme of career reflection is common at certain milestones, it is human nature! My personal situation is that I have just rolled over the 3 years of employment mark in my current company and I find myself reflecting on my current role; the last