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Top Tips and Tricks To Get Better at Working Under Pressure

Top Tips and Tricks To Get Better at Working Under Pressure

We all have stress and pressure in our lives, both personal and work pressures. It seems to be a common theme from both clients and candidates commenting on how busy they are and it doesn’t sound like things are slowing down any time soon.  Here are a few handy tips that may help in dealing

It’s that time of year again – End of Financial Year

It’s that time of year again – End of Financial Year

End of financial year is fast approaching. Don’t we all love tax time! While accountants are focussing on getting the books in order, it is important for organisations look at their HR practices as these play a critical role in setting the business up for success in the new financial year. What exactly should organisations

The Benefits of taking a holiday while you are working.

The Benefits of taking a holiday while you are working

We all know that taking a holiday is good for you and in today’s fast-paced chaotic world, it is so easy to get caught up in the ruckus of everyday life. Gee, we are already in April with Easter, let alone Christmas feeling like it was years ago. It is so easy to feel burnt

tips in creating a resume

Tips on how to create a CV

In today’s competitive job market, a well-crafted CV can be the key to unlocking new career opportunities. Your CV serves as your professional snapshot, showcasing your skills, experiences, and achievements to potential employers. To help you stand out from the crowd, we’ve compiled a comprehensive guide on how to best write a CV that captures

How can trust help across the employee life cycle

Trust – How can trust help across the employee life cycle

Trust Definition: to believe that someone is good and honest and will not harm you, or that something is safe and reliable. (Cambridge Dictionary). Trust – a simple 5 letter word that underpins our moral fibre. How can trust help across the employee life cycle? Optimum has 4 pillars to our business: Attract – trust

Hiring recently migrated talent

Transferable Skills – Hiring recently migrated talent!

How many times have I heard that organisations want to hire new employees who must have local experience. Well, sadly too many! Personally, I think that it is absolutely OK to consider and hire newly migrated talent, depending on the requirements of the role. While there are roles that sometimes absolutely need to have local

Career Defining Moments – Part 6 “Embracing New Horizons”

Career Defining Moments – Part 6 “Embracing New Horizons”

This is the 6th article in my Career Defining Moments series.  Check out Part 1 “Stepping Up”, Part 2 “Saying Yes”, Part 3 “Pushing Through”, Part 4 “The Best Work of Your Career” and Part 5 “Maintaining Positivity”. Leaving home Leaving behind the familiar and venturing into the unknown is a hallmark of the truly

The Importance of Planning for both Recruiters and Job Seekers

The Importance of Planning for both Recruiters and Job Seekers

If you look back at your success in life, it rarely happens by chance, but rather as the result of intentional actions and good planning. Maybe mum was right when she used to tell me failing to plan is planning to fail before each of my exam blocks at school. Let’s explore why planning is

Tips to Set Yourself up for Success in the Workplace

Tips to Set Yourself up for Success in the Workplace

We would all love to have successful careers and the first most critical step to attaining this is enjoying what you do.   As the famous saying goes, “Find a job you enjoy doing, and you will never have to work a day in your life.”  ― Mark Twain  I started my career as an Accountant. Whilst I