Ethical Jobs Blog

Career advice, tips and behind-the-scenes interviews to help you find yourself an ethical job.

How to get a job at one of Australia's largest disability organisations, Yooralla
Posted on May 17, 2018 03:24 PM |

Ever wondered what hiring managers are looking for when they recruit for Australia's most sought-after NFPs? This month we spoke to Ben Linehan, who's Yooralla's Workforce Planning and Resource Manager – People and Culture. Established a hundred years ago in 1918, Yooralla is one of Australia’s largest not-for-profit disability services organisations.

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"Making change - it's relentless!" Ruwanie Ekanayke on what it takes to change the world for people with blindness and low vision
Posted on May 03, 2018 03:48 PM |

People find amazing jobs on EthicalJobs.com.au every day. Today’s story is from Ruwanie Ekanayke, who found her job as the Campaigns Advisor at Vision Australia on EthicalJobs.com.au. The leading national provider of blindness and low vision services in Australia, Vision Australia supports more than 27,500 people who are blind or have low vision to help them achieve the possibilities they choose in life.

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Whatever happened to the 15-hour workweek?
Posted on Apr 26, 2018 04:00 PM |

In 1930, the economist John Maynard Keynes predicted that technological change and productivity improvements would eventually lead to a 15-hour workweek. But, despite significant productivity gains over the past few decades, we still work 40 hours a week on average - or more! So why hasn't the 15-hour week happened?

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How does your choice of university affect your future jobs?
Posted on Apr 12, 2018 03:59 PM |

A third of recent graduates seeking full-time work were still looking four months after completing their studies. While job growth might improve in coming years, finding employment still won’t be easy. Student numbers are still increasing, which will ensure continued strong competition for graduate jobs. No student can do much about total enrolments or the overall number of jobs. But they can possibly improve their own career prospects. One big question is whether which university you attend makes a difference. You might be surprised at the answer.

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Why your next job should be in disability support work
Posted on Mar 15, 2018 04:04 PM |

Making a difference to another person’s life is one of the most rewarding things a person can do – and that’s something disability support workers do every day. Here are the top reasons why your next job should be as a disability support worker . . .

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How to ask for a pay rise
Posted on Mar 01, 2018 03:05 PM |

Not happy with your current job? While your pay probably isn't the only reason you're unhappy, it might be a contributor. So before you throw in the towel on an otherwise great job, consider asking for a pay rise. You might be surprised at the response! Not sure how or when to start? Negotiations expert Professor Mara Olekalns offers some practical tips on how and when to negotiate a pay rise.

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The 4 "why"s to make your cover letter awesome
Posted on Feb 15, 2018 01:32 PM |

Are you applying for lots of jobs but not getting the interviews you want? The problem could well be with your cover letter. It’s often the first impression that a recruitment manager gets of you, so if it doesn’t make a great impression, you’re much less likely to get a chance at an interview. Here are the four essential things that should be in every cover letter you submit.

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This new bill threatens Aussie charities - here's what you can do
Posted on Feb 01, 2018 03:41 PM |

Australian charities and NFPs speak up for many of those who don’t otherwise get a voice in Australian political debate. Refugees, people experiencing homelessness, animals, people experiencing ill health (mental or physical), the environment – if Australian NFPs couldn’t advocate on their behalf, how much poorer and meaner would our society be? Sadly, new legislation from the Turnbull government means it’s not something you actually have to imagine – it might soon be a reality.

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Think working from home or a cafe is the answer to all your work woes? Think again
Posted on Jan 11, 2018 02:03 PM |

An increasing number of office workers can now work from any location for at least part of their working week. According to the Work Foundation, 30% of office workers can work from any location for at least part of their working week. This figure is expected to rise to 70% in the next few years. But mobile working also carries significant risks for individuals and organisations. Research shows that being constantly connected through your smartphone leads to an erosion of boundaries between work and non-work.

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Would you love to work at the Foundation for Young Australians? Here's what you need to know
Posted on Jan 04, 2018 02:20 PM |

Ever wondered what hiring managers are looking for when they recruit for Australia's most sought-after NFPs? Check out this interview with Alecia Rathbone, Deputy CEO at the Foundation for Young Australians (FYA). FYA is committed to creating generational transformation by improving the learning outcomes and life opportunities of young Australians. Based in Melbourne, it employs staff in a wide range of areas including research, program management, fundraising and more.

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