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

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

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

We've been using the services of Optimal for several years and I have personally been dealing with Julie and her team for over 2 years. I strongly recommend them!

Melinda Sutcliffe

As a recent university graduate, Optimal Recruitment tended to all my needs beyond my expectations. Sal Rust and the entire Optimal Recruitment team are consistently trying to find the right employment opportunity for all their clients. Sal is by far the most attentive recruitment coordinator I have encountered and cannot stress enough the professional nature and importance the company places on their clients.Thanks Again Sal and the Optimal Recruitment team!


I was a sole trader and due to lack of work and change in my visa status I applied for a job online through seek or indeed and then received a call from Sal at optimal recruitment. I initially applied for a different one but with my experience they recommended a more suitable and better paying ft perm opportunity for me.Soon after I said yes I had been sent for an interview. From start to finish including holiday period it was about 2 weeks until employment. Sal was really helpful and responsive when I had any questions to ask.I have never felt listened to so much through a recruitment agency.She even followed up several times with myself after to see if it was fitting for me.Truly greatful for the help I have received. 5 star


My experience with Optimal Recruitment is second to none. I found them to be approachable and friendly. I was interviewed by Julie Lawther who is a true professional and very efficient. Julie understood exactly what I was looking for in a temping role and Julie found the perfect role for me. I would highly recommend Optimal Recruitment.


Julie and Sal of Optimal Recruitment are wonderful, supportive professionals.Their knowledge & experience is apparent from the moment you speak with them, I feel very confident in their ability to place me in the ideal role.

Vita Percy

I had the best experience with this agency. Julie interviewed me and she was super kind and understandive. All the process was super clear and fast. I would definetely recommend this agency to all my friends and peers looking for a job.

Fernando Giovo

Overall great experience! Sal from Optimal Recruitment was so helpful throughout the process. I am thrilled with my new job and can’t thank Sal enough for all her effort. I strongly recommend this recruitment agency!!

Zali Oulton

My experience with Optimal Recruitment was professional, positive and personable. Julie took the time to understand my skill set and was able to guide me in a new employment direction. With her wonderful assistance I had an interview and a contract for an exciting new position within a week!

Vallerie Moffat

Very professional and efficient. Find an ideal job within one week yeah~

Hailey Huang

I had the pleasure of being interviewed by Sal yesterday. She was very courteous, benevolent, not to mention professional, very attentive in making me feel comfortable before conducting the interview. Thank you so much Sal! Keep up the good work.

kirribilli heaven

Sal is super friendly and approachable. She made me feel very comfortable and at ease throughout the interview. I left feeling certain she would do her best to find me suitable employment.

Simone Dovgvillo-Augustyn

Sal is the ultimate professional. Would highly recommend her for other job seekers. Thanks Sal 👍


Sal was great in securing me a new role. Very friendly, helpful and professional.

Ashley Hillier

Great service from Julie and her team, they actually find me a job the same day of my interview. The Optimal recruitment team are profesional and motivated. I highly Recommend them.

Geronimo Vigil

Really couldn't recommend Julie and Optimal highly enough. Julie got me my first temporary contract job in Australia 7 years ago, then, early this year found me my current permanent full time role. It was easy and hassle free both times.

Myles Alty

The team at Optimal Recruitment were professional, responsive and great to work with. I visited the office unannounced and Julie Lawther generously made time to discuss my credentials without an appointment which I really appreciated, we spoke for over an hour that morning. Julie suggested a position that fit my requirements and that she felt I would be a suitable candidate for, unfortunately the role had just been filled. I followed up with Julie soon after and let her know that if things changed I was still very interested. Within 2 days Julie had reached out to the employer once again and on that occasion successfully arranged the interview. I am very happily settled in to my new role, I am especially grateful to Julie and the team at Optimal Recruitment and I highly recommend their services to employers and employees alike.

Porscha Epiha

Really cool girls, very helpful, have been good to me for almost 10 years.Keep it up julie ....

Sarah Broadbent

I have been a candidate with Optimal Recruitment for a couple of months now, with my consultant being Sal Rust. Throughout this time, Sal has been extremely communicative throughout the process, keeping me up to date and well informed of all her client and job activities. She treats all conversations with entire professionalism, confidentiality and care, and she attentively listens to your employment needs. She is well networked with businesses in the Northern Beaches community, which has been evident in the range of roles she has presented me with. Thank you Sal.

Grace Gorham

I would highly recommend them. Julie got in touch with me about 3 months ago when I was fairly new to Sydney and was looking for job opportunities. I met with her at their office once and since then she has always made sure of regularly informing me of any opportunities matching my skill set.

Vinolia Nazareth

I have had a good working relationship with Optimal recruitment. I have found them to be responsive, empathetic and understanding of my requirements. It has been a pleasure working with them as a job seeker.

Dipika Dhawan

Prompt, efficient and professional. At this time of year lots of recruiters ‘switch off’ but Julie and Sal have been attentive and within 48 hours of meeting them had my first interview. Thanks for your help and I look forward to working with you!

Lesley Crawford

Excellent service!!! Very friendly and incredibly helpful! Thank you so much! Highly recommended! (Nadia Drigo & Daniel Faccioni)

The Beach Brothers

Julie and the team at Optimal Recruitment were fantastic. I met with Julie on a Tuesday morning, had an interview that Friday and a job offer that afternoon. Optimal was great at talking to me about what I was really looking for, not just in a career but also a lifestyle. She then matched me to a fantastic company and I couldn't be more pleased with the overall outcome. Thanks again Julie!

Christina Gilbert

Open and honest to engage with, truly professional organisation

Milton Went

They help me a lot when I need job. I’m still in contact when I need casual work.

Agustina Tarbell

I have found both Julie & Sal great to deal with, they found me the right job for me in which I am very happy. Would recommend them to anyone seeking employment.

Cherie Gardner

Just want to share my experience with Optimal recruitment as it has been my third job Julie has found me! In the past 4 and half years I have been very lucky to have Julie as my recruitment agent! All the stuff are super professional including Amanda in accounts that is always helping me and explaining me all the terms of the temporary employment (as this was my first time as a temp before I became permanent) and Julie always very professional and understanding about the candidates skills and circumstances to find a perfect position!Thank you so much Optimal Recruitment!Leticia Ikeda

Letícia Ikeda

Sal was great and helped me through every part of the recruitment process. She was always prompt in returning my calls and lovely to deal with in every aspect.

Alana Croxford

I have found this recruitment agency very professional, and friendly.They are organized with booking interviews and and efficiently matching you with the correct job position.

Rodrigo Bogar Sylvestre

Thanks for everything Julie, your ability to match candidates with employers is exceptional. Your interview process was relaxed, easy and efficient. My new role is just what I was looking for and our future is looking good. Optimal has everything you need if you’re looking for employment or an employee.

Wayne Harvey

Excellent service!!! Very friendly and incredibly helpful! Thank you so much! Highly recommended! (Nadia Drigo & Daniel Faccioni)

Luigi lightningstar

Had given a good service for the placement. Open minded recruiters over there gives candidate to speak a bit frank.

Hari Narayan