My experience with Optimal Recruitment has been superb so far. I responded to a job advertisement, received a phone call shortly after, asked to meet Julie the next business day, and then was invited to have the first interview with their client.I am in the middle of the process, yet I decided to leave a good review here because they are very organised, up-to-the-point, and professional. They follow up with you regularly, they respect you, and they respect your time.Thumbs up!I strongly recommend them.

Mohsen Dezaki

Thank you Sal for being so supportive and taking the time to get to know me and help me.

Majd Qutob

Sal at Optimal was amazing. She was very encouraging and attentive and helped guide me through the recruitment process very effectively.she was very helpful throughout the process .

neetu vashistha

I’ve just started with Optimal Recruitment and within my first meeting with them, the next day I get a call for not one but two interviews they had already lined up for me! So thankful for their great knowledge within the work place and finding the right job for you!

Tia Chanel

Thank you for being so professional Optimal Recruitment and Julie and team. From beginning to end the recruitment process has been flawless in its high level customer service. Thank you from an experienced HR recruiter communications candidate who understands the difference that listening, follow up and delivering great service makes to all in involved.

Mel Armstrong-Jones

Very professional and approachful


Well established and highly professional firm to deal with. Julie makes the whole interview experience easy and comfortable.I had a great discussion with her about my experiences, skill sets and future opportunities.I highly recommend Optimal Recruitment.

Diba Rizwan

Optimal team gives you all the support you needFriendly and professionalHighly recommend!

Luciana Ferreira

My experience with Optimal Recruitment was absolutely brilliant. I was contacted for an opportunity I hadn't considered previously and I was subsequently placed into that role. And it turned out to be a perfect fit for me and the organisation.Optimal were always professional and diligent in all dealings but at the same time they were friendly and helped you feel relaxed throughout the process. They were wonderful.

Alex Kane

I responded to a job position advert and met with the professional ladies at Optimal Recruitment to discuss my application. Whilst the advertised position wasn't suitable for me, they were able to find me another position that was perfect for me. They completely understood my experience and future needs and matched me with the perfect company. The team at Optimal are always there when I have a question and take great care to match the applicant with the most suitable position. I would highly recommend Optimal Recruitment to anyone looking for a new role.

Melanie Scott

Julie at Optimal was fabulous . She kept me informed all the way through the recruitment process and found me a great job with a great group of people

Fenella Clarke

I know Mandy for years and she helped me out again as a true proffessional. Real happy with Optimal recruitement for helping me out when needed! Thank you for your help!

Nikolay Kostadinov

Mandy O'Sullivan of Optimal Recruitment in Brookvale has been enormously helpful in assisting me in the search of my next position. She has a thoroughly professional approach, with a confident and reassuring manner. Not only has she closely assessed my experience and skill sets, she also offered suggestions and options I had not before considered. She helpfully supplied information regarding other approaches she felt would aid my endeavour. It was a pleasure in itself to meet and speak with Mandy and I would recommend her to anyone seeking that next opportunity.

Bruce Winchester

Sal was great! I have no doubt I'll be in the right job in no time 👍😁

Clare Woolfall

Friendly and informative

Bob Maconachie

A big thanks goes to Julie for helping me secure a fantastic role with a fantastic company. You have saved me 3 hours of daily travelling and matched me well in a job that I am enjoying. I cannot thank you enough!

Daniele Dias

Julie, Sal and the rest of the Optimal Team have been so fantastic to work with. Such genuine, successful professionals who have a passion for what they do and it clearly shows.

Wendy Dias

Great company

Fernando Kaboth

Sal was really helpful. She took care of my process and at every stage and really put in the extra effort to help me. I really recommend them .

martha cecilia zafra rivera

I would like to thank Mandy and Julie in Optimal Recruitment. Mandy welcomed me and Julie found me the job which is the sum of my 25 years of work experience within one week. I am very satisfied with the professionalism of ladies working there and I recommend this agency to anyone that is looking for job in Northern Beaches.

Igor Vuleta

I use Optimal Recruitment to find temp assignments for myself and the service has been stellar. My first job was a short term fill in and the Optimal recruiters were there to answer all questions. Second assignment suits me like a glove and still there. The staff at Optimal definitely take the care and time to make sure that the jobs offered to candidates are a good fit and vice versa for work culture. If I have had an issue, my recruiter has been right there to work with me in confidence. I have worked with numerous recruitment agences on the Northern Beaches over a few decades and hands down Optimal Recruitment tops all with their professionalism, care to fill a job with the correct candidate and take care of their temps. Will definitely stick with this agency for my future employment needs.

Amanda Katz

I’ve had such a positive experience with the onboarding recruitment process & securing a new role starting in the new year with the help of Julie - The Managing Director.The role which I have obtained was not the original role which I applied for but Julie was such an angel keeping me in the loop until a more “optimal” role opportunity which would finally appear shortly afterwardswhich now this new role opportunity would be more aligned with my prior work experience and more importantly the values which I have carried across which encompasses multiple years of experience in the customer service industry.I definitely advise anyone considering reaching out to a recruitment agency to reach out to Optimal Recruitment for assistance with their sense of professionalism and ability to finding the best role suited towards your personal attributes for employment.

Keanu De Sousa

I have the pleasure of working with Mandy at Optimal Recruitment. She has made my job searching in a new area so much easier. With her extensive experience, friendly nature and outstanding knowledge of the local area, I was able to secure a number of interviews with local companies before even arriving in Sydney. She has made the transition from a rural area to the city so simple and easy and all from 8hrs away. I would have absolutely NO problem at all in recommending Mandy and the team at Optimal to anyone at all. If your unsure, still reach out to them and I am CERTAIN they will try their hardest to do anything and everything they can to help you along and into your next career move. Absolutely 5 stars and deserved of more! No other place I would rather work with now. Well done! And thank you so much, particularly Mandy for all the time and effort you have put into helping me out.

Aiden King

Sal really took the time to get to know me and what I was wanting from a role. She found a role that was perfect for me and one that I am enjoying and finding rewarding. Could not recommend Optimal Recruitment enough, professional, friendly, and interested in you as a person; they aren't an agency that just wants to meet their targets but one that thinks about all the placements they do and cares if you're happy in that role. Thanks again Sal!

Emily Phillips

Thank you Julie for placing me in a fantastic role. Your ability to match me well with my new company is greatly appreciated and I've been impressed with your professionalism and insights into the industry and people that I am working in. And the fact that I've been able to significantly reduce my travel time to work has been incredible. So thank you!

Daniele Dias

I cannot be happier with my experience here. Sal is very helpful, kind encouraging and, most importantly, she secured me employment within 3 days!! Thank you Optimal Recruitment, and especially Sal.

Kelly Ward

Sal is awesome and is so knowledgeable. Makes sure you are in right role

Paula Brennan

efficiency and friendly, caring approach. Thank you Sal, you’ve given me great support and a pleasure to communicate with!

Fernanda Cunha

Had a great experience with Sal from Optimal, would highly recommend using her and the services of Optimal recruitment.

Richard Buzas

Optimal Recruitment were fantastic to work with and helped me secure a job I’m very passionate about. Couldn’t recommend them more 🙂

Chloe Bullivant

Optimal Recruitment is an exceptional company. Very comfortable and professional interview and application processes.


Maybe, I was just lucky and my case was just one of, ...but I was working in such a short time. Remember thinking, wishing, for the time to slow down. ;):) Must say I like my new position (I am 4th week in), working with nice people, what's very important.Thank you Optimal Recruitment for making it happen, thank you for allowing me to be my best, thank you Julie Lawther. Unfortunately, week 5 and i am on the street again. Short lived happiness.Badly organized...

Tom Man

Sal placed me for a job interview it was a perfect match, really professional experience with Optimal Recruitment.

Robert Whelan

Optimal Recruitment were incredibly responsive, supportive and encouraging over the whole course of time I was associated with them during the employment process. Sal in particular, went to extra measures to ensure that my existing skills, abilities and motives really suited the roles I was put forward for. She was very genuine, and spoke with encouragement and transparency throughout the whole process. The end result was obtaining a role within an industry that I am incredibly passionate about!

Zoia Wowk

I loved my experience with Sal at Optimal Recruitment. Sal made me feel like a friend instantly and listened and understood what I wanted and found me a job that matched that. Thank you.

Ruth McDonald

Covid has been hard on us all and I turned to optimal recruitment when I hadn’t had any luck myself trying to find a job. Within the first two weeks I had an interview and then got the job!! Loved sals work and she was compassionate and understanding, did the best she could for me. Would highly recommend them, especially for any beaches locals 🙂

Hannah Schenk

The team at Optimal Recruitment are true professionals. I was overwhelmed by their efficiency and friendly, caring approach. Sal Rust matched my skills and experience to find me the perfect job! Thank you Sal, you’ve given me great support and a pleasure to communicate with!

Michelle walley

Really happy with my experience with optimal recruitment. Sal is awsome, friendly, professional and very efficient!Thank you!!

Tayla Roach

Thanks Julie Lawther for your time and support provided, now its on me to do my best, much appreciated.

Ismark Velasquez

I would like to thank optimal recruitment for all their help, With a very friendly and professional environment the process was so easy to be apart of. During exceptional times of many being unemployed Optimal found employment for myself very quickly...Happy days.. 5 stars ***** + 5 words.... Friendly, Reliable, Trustworthy, Professional, Dedicated.

Peter Betterridge

Julie and the team at Optimal Recruitment are professional, friendly, listen to you and have always found work for me. Julie has an enviable list of clients and has a reputation for attracting excellent candidates for the wide variety of roles filled by Optimal. Whether you're looking for work or hiring staff, don't go anywhere else.

Jackie Hardwick

We have only been offered qualified "quality" candidates. Optimal take the labour out of finding team members. Thanks

Andrew Paull

Optimal recruitment not only provide different tips about jobs on email every month but also place the right people on right jobs.

ER Shebaj

I have had nothing but positive experiences as both a job seeker and employer with Optimal Recruitment. I attribute this to Sal's pursuit to match what the job seeker is looking for AND what the employer is looking for. In my experience as a job seeker, Sal took the time to understand "me" - not just what was written on my resume. In doing so, Sal was able to match what I was looking for into an opportunity with a company who was considering creating a role that matched the skills and attributes that I had. If Sal hadn't taken the time to understand the longer term plans that the company (now my employer had), I would not have had the opportunity to work for a fantastic company. As an employer, I am happy to say that we have welcomed other job seekers to the organisation under similar circumstances.

Sandra Hendriks

Great Company with a wonderful staff members! With Special Thanks to Sal Rust for her amazing job 👏👏👏

Sitora Safarova

Not only does Julie and the team at Optimal provide very professional and competitive recruitment services to their business clients, they also have a huge care factor when it comes to job applicants. This is not always the case with other recruitment agencies. I have no hesitation in recommending Optimal.

Mhairi Holway

Julie and the team at Optimal Recruitment provide a great level of professionalism. From the initial brief, to candidate search, provision of quality candidates and feedback they understand our key business requirements and hit the mark.

Broni Cooper

Julie & Optimal Recruitment are a fantastic company. I have known Julie on both sides of the recruitment process from having her help finding staff and from being a candidate myself. I highly recommend Optimal Recruitment.

Michelle Bridger

Just used them for the first time this week and they were amazing - so professional and really helped me with my decision. I couldn't be happier with my decision to use them.

carole johnston

Team at Optimal are fantastic to deal with and I would highly recommend them for all recruitment needs. Local people = local jobs!

Michael Parwany

Friendly service & quality candidates provided for both permanent & temporary staff. Give them a call

muz v

I have recently started working with Optimal Recruitment and have found them to be friendly and professional. The managing director assisted our recruitment process by sending through a quality candidate and she communicated promptly with me during the process. Their fees were also reasonable and the CV software they have was user friendly.

Jennifer Petralia

As a local employer I have used Optimal for a number of recruits and the outcome has been very positive. They have found great candidates and working with the team has been professional and easy.

James Mitchell

I have worked with Julie for a number of years now and her strength is understanding the type of person we are looking for and finding a good fit for the role and the business.

Mark Thain

Optimal recruitment have really looked after me. I was lucky enough to get placed in a job very quickly after having registered with them and from the first day of my new job, Julie really took a caring approach to make sure i was settling in.

Carly simpson

Wide ranging employee placement, from casual warehouse to professional, specialised skillsets.

Alex Doidge

Optimal Recruitment is a very welcoming enviroment. Sal is an amazing Recruiter, she listens to your needs and her advice was invaluable to me.

Clare Bainton

Very good and friendly staff:)

Nischal Acharya

Optimal recruitment not only provide different tips about jobs on email every month but also place the right people on right jobs.

Shebajbhai Ghanchi

Great experience. Really good at keeping you updated, and always got back to me

Bridget Harrington