Career Archives - Optimum Consulting

how to be employable

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

Ways on How to Get Out of a Difficult Situation

‘’Light at the end of the tunnel’’

Ways on How to Get Out of a Difficult Situation Sometimes we find ourselves in a ‘low’ or feel like we have been treading water for long periods of time. I know I have experienced both feelings in the past. It is all a mental game. There will always be outside noise and circumstances that

How to improve focus and increase productivity

Ways to Stay Focussed and Increase Productivity

Focus is how we pay attention or concentrate on a particular task. It plays such a large part in our day to day success, not only in the workplace but in our everyday lives, but not talked about nearly as often as it should be.  Over the last few years, I have really had to

why ongoing learning is good for you

Professional Development – Why Ongoing Learning Is Good For You

Ongoing learning is important for a range of reasons, but here I’m focusing on three benefits.  The first two relate to the workplace, with improvement in your job satisfaction, and your career prospects.  The third is for your health. 1. Being continually stimulated at work Starting a new job or career is exciting.  This is largely because everything

How to Build Resilience – A Key to a Changing Work Environment

Resilience is a confidence builder and a vital personal and business tool that can help to overcome workplace and personal change. See some key steps and tips for developing and nurturing resilience for yourself and your team. Among many things in the world, and especially of late, business is forever shifting shape and feel. From

Diversity and Inclusion are More than Just Buzz Words

When we hear the word “diversity” we think of race or maybe culture or perhaps even gender quotas. Of course, when speaking about diversity; ethnicity, race and culture are key aspects. However in saying that, diversity is much broader. Diversity and inclusion are definitely buzz words that I’m sure a lot of us have heard

Retraining, Recruiting, and Re-hiring is Expensive; Here’s How To Keep Your Top Employees

Now more than ever businesses are faced with a major challenge of sustaining their skilled and valued employees.  In February this year, Australia recorded 423 000 job vacancies for the month, according to the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) which was 7% higher than in November 2021.  With these figures, employers need to be aware

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

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