Why I refuse to work for free…

Talk to enough people in the progressive and NGO sectors and you will find those who work more than they are paid for. There are a few ways this can manifest. Perhaps they don’t claim for the exact hours they work, don’t file for overtime, skip lunch breaks and holidays, or regularly gift their time […]

Do Gooder Chat: Reuben Harcourt

Reuben is the “Chief Spoon Bender” for The One Percent Collective – a storyteller that’s out to drive change and make magic stuff happen. He’s a newbie to working in the charity sector, but from what I’ve seen, he’s keen to learn, has bucket loads of enthusiasm and is an all-round goodie! I might be […]

Eight ways to change career

The precursor to considering a change of career is discontent. Sometimes we suffer years of it before we take action. We humans are complex creatures, but getting to the bottom of your ennui is the foundation to creating a better life. Sometimes people make massive changes to create a different work life only to realise […]

Do-Gooder Chat: Ashlee on why everyone needs good neighbours

Everybody needs good neighbours – and I don’t mean this in an Australian soap opera kind of way (though I was a huge fan back in the Kylie and Jason days!). Right now, my desk neighbour at my co-working spot at the Bizdojo is Ashlee. And guess what? Ashlee is a Do Good Jobs success […]

Self-care at work

Self-care, what does it really mean and how can we practice self-care to benefit our work and personal lives.

‘One True Calling’ Isn’t For All: 5 Talented ‘Jack of all Trades’

You’ve probably heard the saying “jack of all trades, master of none”, but do you know there’s an additional line? Jack of all trades, master of none, though oftentimes better than master of one The addition of seven words turns an insult into encouragement. Fingers in lots of pies? Great! Pies are really delicious. Why stick to […]

Advice from an Amateur: Millennials and the job search to Do Good

  I find it encouraging to know that a new generation of do-gooders are in the wings, the future leaders of Kiwi charities and good business. Jemma has contributed a blog post about her thoughts (and excitement) about being able to join the do-good workforce fresh from university, and the challenges of achieving this as […]

Wisdom for the new year

I love new year’s resolutions. I love making new year’s resolutions, anyway (learn to drive! write a book! talk to cute person who works at neighbourhood coffee shop!)*. The task of actually resolving new year’s resolutions is a bit of a different story. Despite faithfully resolving to learn to drive for the last five years, the number of […]

Why your CV sucks, and now for how to make it better…

The amount of time recruiters and HR folk spend on each resume is limited, even more so when they have a large volume to look through. So to get yourself from no job to new job, your CV needs to stand out and for the right reasons. With the abundance of (oftentimes conflicting) information on […]

Do-Gooder Chat: Marion Wood

Marion Wood has been involved in so many do-good causes – from fair trade to organics, treaty issues to international development. A

Do-Gooder Chat: Natalie Robinson, Mum’s Garage

Creator, opportunist and doer. Meet Natalie, who left the secure career path as a banker to step out on her own and support early-stage entrepreneurs.  Natalie talks to me about her new start-up and gives some advice for those who want to be better than average…   Tell us more about the idea behind Mum’s […]

Ask an Expert: Creative Job Offers that Work for Everyone

  By Tilda Bostwick.  Tilda is a Recruitment Consultant for Execucare who specialise in NFP recruitment. Professional development, extra holidays and a mobile? Value yourself and get creative about your salary package. Whether going for a new job or feeling underpaid in your current role, similar principles apply for negotiating a salary; do your research, […]

5 tips for job hunting with recruitment agents

Welcome to the world of recruitment agents! If you are hunting for a new role in the areas of administration, government, IT or digital media (and sometimes charities), chances are you may be considering working with a recruitment agency. You might be full time hunting or just testing the waters and looking for a confidential […]