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Step 1 – Prepare, Step 2-  Prepare again and Step 3 – Enjoy the opportuni Everyone has been there… you missed out on a role and, of course, it is disappointing.  Especially in the instances when you really wanted the job, could already envision yourself walking into the office each morning, those are the hardest...
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Step 1 – Prepare, Step 2-  Prepare again and Step 3 – Enjoy the opportunity. But how do you prepare for the interview?First thing’s first, you need to do your research.  Understand what the company does, and know exactly why you are interested in working with this group and why you are interested in the...
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If I could give one piece of advice to 2nd  and 3rd year university students, it would be this: if you know your chosen area, take advantage that you are a student and start building your professional network.  Join the professional association related to your chosen area as a student and start attending events and...
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Grads will often ask how do they stand out from the crowd when they don’t have experience?  The key is to build your personal brand through your CV.Your personal brand ideally encapsulates your values, interests, experience, skills and what makes you special. We are finding that more companies are not selecting candidates based on marks...
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Our Founder, Jan Kavanagh, was recently interviewed by our good friends at One Roof Women. Jan shares her story of how the idea of Optimum Talent came about and also about her upcoming trip to trek in Patagonia where she is taking a Russian research vessel down to Antarctica!! Read the full article here
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Cover letters are one of those things that new job seekers can struggle with from time to time when it comes to writing up their applications. Knowing how to write one that stands out, and whether you need one in the first place, are a couple of things that new job seekers might wonder when...
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Starting out in your career can both be an exciting and daunting time, particularly for first time job seekers who are eager to land a job in an industry they’re passionate in. But, finding the “perfect” job isn’t the easiest thing to do and there is no fail-safe checklist to ensure if a job is...
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Over the past 4 years I have worked closely on some graduate programs for global groups and I became aware of some unsettling trends in the job search behaviours of female STEM graduates and early career professionals. Firstly, if we did not actively search for the female talent, engage and encourage these individuals to consider...
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