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How to Get the Pay Rise You Deserve

You’ve been in your job for a couple of years and you’re thriving. You’re smashing all your targets, and ticking all the boxes in your performance appraisals, but your success is not reflected in your pay package. Rather than threatening…
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What Questions should you ask in your interview?...

So, you have made it to interview stage, congratulations! Now you face the minefield of negating the ‘right questions’ to ask when you are there. The opportunity for you to ask questions in the interview is your chance to get a sense…
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Dress for Success - Tips from the Optimal Recruitment Team

We have all heard the expression, ‘First Impressions last’ well this is very true especially at interview stage. You have made it this far through the recruitment process so don’t throw away your chance on poor outfit choice! It can…
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Will Your Gap Year Leave a Gaping Hole in Your Career Path?

Gap years have become an increasingly popular option among high school leavers in Australia. According to research by the National Centre for Vocational Education Research, around 20% of students who complete high school opt to take a gap year…
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How to be an effective mentor in the workplace

Mentors have existed since time immemorial. Many claim that the word derives from the name of a character in The Odyssey, an ancient Greek epic poem that was probably composed around 700BC. The elderly Mentor was a great friend of Odysseus and…

What NOT to do, to get that job

With so much advice, tips and information out there on how to land your dream job I am feeling stressed from the sheer volume of what I need to know and I haven’t even interviewed yet. We have put our heads together in the office and come…