Optimum Talent has been delivering workshops, training and coaching for the past 15 years to graduates and early career professionals to build confidence in job search skills and increase employability in the marketplace. Our aim is to equip you with foundation skills that will assist you in not only securing your first role but be beneficial and relevant throughout your career.

Our Early Career Professional Development programs equip participants with the ability to build their personal brand and profile and build confidence and skills in navigating the employment market.

JOB SEARCH INTENSIVE

One Day Workshop

The focus of this workshop is to help you gain a better understanding of the job market, build your job search skills and increase your employability in the marketplace. Our aim is to equip you with foundation skills that will assist you in not only securing your first role but be beneficial and relevant throughout your career journey.

  • Learning how to build your personal brand with the purpose of increasing your employability
  • The importance of ‘grit’ and resilience when job searching
  • Strategies to keep you on track whilst you are actively seeking that first job
  • What impresses employers when you are a graduate
  • Building a network
  • Understanding the job market
  • Developing a clear search strategy
  • Understanding the steps in the recruitment process
  • How to target the right roles for your skills and experience
  • Responding to job ads
  • Reviewing your social media profile
  • Preparing a powerful CV
  • Preparing a cover letter
  • How to respond to selection criteria
  • Understanding behavioural based interviewing technique
  • How to prepare for an interview
  • Interview training and practice
  • Typical questions that are asked
  • Questions for you to ask at an interview
  • How to dress for an interview
  • Managing referees
  • Understanding salary package negotiations and employment contracts

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JOB SEARCH INTENSIVE PLUS +

Tailored Program - One on One

This program is tailored to the needs of the individual. This is a series of one on one sessions to assist in building your brand, CV, job search strategy and interview techniques.

Areas addressed are:

  • Learning how to build your personal brand with the purpose of increasing your employability
  • The importance of ‘grit’ and resilience when job searching
  • Strategies to keep you on track whilst you are actively seeking that first job
  • What impresses employers when you are a graduate
  • Building a network
  • Understanding the job market
  • Developing a clear search strategy
  • Understanding the steps in the recruitment process
  • How to target the right roles for your skills and experience
  • Responding to job ads
  • Reviewing your social media profile
  • Preparing a powerful CV
  • Preparing a cover letter
  • How to respond to selection criteria
  • Understanding behavioural based interviewing technique
  • How to prepare for an interview
  • Interview training and practice
  • Typical questions that are asked
  • Questions for you to ask at an interview
  • How to dress for an interview
  • Managing referees
  • Understanding salary package negotiations and employment contracts

 

 

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The Facilitator

Jan Kavanagh is the founding director of Optimum Recruitment. Jan began her career in research and organisational development and then moved into the recruitment and organisational consulting sector. Jan has held senior management roles with global and publicly listed recruitment groups and established Optimum in 2003. Jan remains a hands-on recruiter and career coach working with global and national organisations. Jan recruits in the area of technology, telecommunications, engineering, energy, finance and health.

Jan has extensive knowledge of the employment market and has developed and implemented graduate programs for global groups. She has a deep understanding of what employers are looking for when recruiting graduates and how graduates can take control of their job search.

Jan has completed a Bachelor of Arts (Sociology), Graduate Diploma in Psychology and Post Graduate Diploma in Applied Psychology.