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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

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

Surviving the Transition from Uni Student to Adult in the ‘Real World’

You’re standing in your graduation gown, clutching your degree in hand and no longer classified as a ‘student’. It’s time to leave the world of toga parties and two-minute noodles behind and put your degree to use in the big, wide world! The future is unpredictable and most of the time we have no idea

7 Interview Tips to Help you Land your Dream Job!

The market has started with a bang in 2018 and there are some excellent opportunities out there with well known companies that offer great career path prospects. Job interviews are never easy, so here are some tips that will help you catch the job you want. The more prepared you are, the more chance you

Stand out! Simply over the phone.

Only 1.74% of graduates ever pick up the phone for a job application. A large portion of my job involves going through people’s resumes, assessing their suitability for particular roles and getting back to them to invite them for an interview or to let them know that they were unsuccessful on this occasion. There are

Transitioning from Public Sector to Private Enterprise

Are you jumping ship from public sector to private enterprise … how does this make you feel? Apprehensive? Scared? Uncertain? Interested? I have recently made this transition and although it was overwhelming and daunting at times, it has also been very exciting and I cannot tell you how happy I am that I took a

I’m Available Immediately……But!

I’m available immediately…. But, I have a 2 week notice period….. As a Recruitment Consultant, I deal with people’s notice periods on a daily basis. It makes up one of the ‘must ask’ questions in every interview. It is an important part of the process and a vital piece of information that can sometimes make

The Art of Interview Preparation

It never ceases to amaze me the number of people who are either ill-prepared or in fact not prepared at all for an interview. I am not speaking about a “knowledge of the job” or company they are interested in, but more presentation. Particularly senior executives who have placed little attention on the detail of

Is It Time For A Career Change?

I attended a breakfast event not long ago when I saw a short video that resonated with me. The video was an advertising campaign by Seek looking at employee satisfaction and how we can live and achieve more fulfilling and productive working lives. The video also encourages people to reflect on their work choices and