Higher Goals HR


My three different offerings will help you flourish as:

    • A job seeker by teaching you techniques to excel during the recruitment process
    • A people manager by equipping you with the latest human resources skill set
    • An organisation by staffing your team with the most skilled, value aligned and motivated employee possible

My services include:


I will recruit the best fit candidate by rigorously testing their skills, knowledge and attributes in relation to the role and your organisational values. This includes skill and psychometric testing with assessment centre options for multiple hires. This end to end recruitment service is competitively priced whilst being exceptionally comprehensive.

Job Seeking Skills

Learn how to best prepare, back yourself and perform in the interview to unlock your potential to land that dream job. Services also include cover letter and resume upgrading, career coaching and job seeking skills. In this current job market having a competitive advantage will truly serve you well.

Human Resources Skills Training

Best practice HR training to ensure that your managers consistently get the most out of their teams in all facets of the HR lifecycle. Sessions cover recruitment, learning and development and performance management. These must-have skills will be the difference between having leaders as opposed to managers; a distinction that will significantly impact the success of your organisation.

Roles and industries I have experience recruiting for include:

  • Administration, EA and Office Support
  • Advertising, Communications, Marketing & PR
  • Aid Work & International Development
  • Call Centre & Customer Service
  • CEO & Senior Management
  • Community Services
  • Consulting & Strategy
  • Education & Training
  • Engineering
  • Finance
  • Firefighting
  • Government
  • Graduate Programs
  • Healthcare & Medical
  • Hospitality & Tourism
  • Human Resources & Recruitment
  • Legal
  • Retail
  • Sales
  • Sport & Recreation
  • Trades & Construction
  • University Entrance


Joanna was a great support in helping me prepare for my first job interview in over fourteen years. She worked with me to establish what I was looking for and how best to prepare for interviews. Once I had an actual interview lined up, she gave clear instructions and insights from a HR perspective on what I needed to do to appear informed and prepared. Joanna then practiced a variety of interview questions with me which was so useful and made me feel more confident and prepared on the day, which in turn helped calm my nerves. I did not get that particular job because the panel said I did so well they actually asked me to go for a more senior role instead! Thanks Joanna for your expertise and time.

Julia Jackson

I worked alongside Joanna when she took on the ambitious task of recruiting and on-boarding 120 nursing, allied health and hospital administration staff for a new palliative care and rehabilitation hospital. She not only employed creative techniques to attract candidates but also thought outside the square when it came to assessing the applicants. She developed an assessment centre which involved 1:1 interviews, group problem solving activities and technical skill understanding. Needless to say that all of the roles were filled by extremely competent staff and we ran ahead of schedule. The process she developed was not only effective and efficient but we also had a lot of fun along the way.

Sally Thomas

Learning & development is in Joanna’s DNA. When I worked with her a few years ago, we had already identified this as a strength. She also gets top marks for self-awareness, confidence and work ethic.

Fiona Vasic

I was lucky enough to work with Joanna when I was recruited to the Australian Red Cross and the International Committee of the Red Cross. During every step of the way Jo was at hand to lead me through the complicated process. She was very quick to answer questions and address any concerns I had. With her help I managed to realise my dream of working with an international aid organisation. I hope our career paths cross again!

Kieren Box

Joanna’s expert advice on preparing for a challenging professional selection interview with an international organisation without doubt helped me secure the role I had been working towards for several years.   Through her professional industry networks she really understood what the organisation was looking for, what my experience and qualifications would bring to their organisation and what I would need to demonstrate to be a highly competitive candidate.
Joanna communicated with me regularly before and after the selection process, showing her genuine interest in my goals. I would definitely recommend Joanna’s services in career development, interview coaching and CV development.

Mark Myerson

Joanna’s interview coaching skills are spot on! She has provided me with great advice for getting promoted in the fire brigade. She understood what interview panels are looking for and gave me direction for getting the most out of my interview preparation time. She also taught me how to showcase my skills and knowledge to have the best chance of getting the job. Joanna is highly recommended.

Commander MFB



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