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Interview Killers!

The 10 Biggest Interview Killers Thanks to Jo Turner at JobDig for summing up the biggest interview killers for us!  Take a read if you are in the market. You've worked hard to win the interview. Don't spoil all your work to this point and let yourself...

Careers by Personality Type

Once you have explored your personality type, it's a great place to start investigating career ideas by personality type. Heres a great link to check out your options. Suggested Careers by Personality Type...

The minimum wage has increased, are you sorted?

New minimum wage entitlements have come into effect. As an employer, please ensure that you have adjusted your payroll suite and notified staff on the minumum wage of the pay increase to occur on the next pay cycle.  New minimum wage requirements are as of...

A day in the life of Goal Digger. Let’s be humble!

Sometimes, life in a small business that is trying to make a big difference seems near impossible at times.  How do we make it work?  Sheer determination, that's how. Today started out like any other day in the life of Goal Digger.  6:30am - 8:45am is time to get the...

Communication and Employment Relationship Issues

Difficult conversations, we all want to avoid them.  But what if we could avoid them altogether? One of the key issues we face when dealing with small to medium sized businesses (and larger organisations), are difficult conversations and employee-employer...

NCEA Results Day Blues

Everyone waits with anticipation as the NCEA results are released each January.  It is an anxious time of year for parents, teachers, universities and careers practitioners! So, what happens when things don't go to plan and you haven't met the requirements for your...

Anxiety in our Young People… it’s real

We are not trained in mental health, however we have a lot of experience with young people and the issues they are facing.  Anxiety and depression is rife, we encourage you to know the signs and know how to find help.   A great place to start is with your GP and if...

How to Showcase your Employability Skills

From a career counselling point of view and from an HR perspective, we at Goal Digger know that showcasing your skills is quite possibly the best skill one can have!  Without the ability to do this, you aren't marketing yourself to your full potential. For anyone...