Ethical Jobs Blog

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

 Ten things you should know about volunteering's immeasurable value
Posted on May 23, 2019 04:16 PM |

This week is National Volunteer Week (20-26 May), which celebrates the contributions of the 6 million Australians who volunteer their time. In this guest post by Melanie Oppenheimer Chair of History, Flinders University, we discover 10 core features of volunteering that should be considered to understand this integral, yet generally overlooked, part of our society.

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The inside story: how to get a job at Jesuit Social Services
Posted on May 16, 2019 01:05 PM |

This month we speak to Debbie Jarvis, HR Coordinator, and Susan O’Brien, General Manager Human Resources, at Jesuit Social Services. Dating back to 1977, Jesuit Social Services offers widespread outreach programs around Australia, working to build a just society where all people can live to their full potential. The organisation employs more than 300 staff in a range of fields spanning social work, community development, administration, communications and fundraising.

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Seven successful steps to find your dream job
Posted on May 09, 2019 10:11 AM |

The key to a successful job search is more often than not an exercise in unlearning a whole lot of bad habits. As with any learned habits, these have come to you initially with good intentions. The best of intentions actually. The first people we often go to for advice are those who already have jobs. Unfortunately, those are the very people who haven't had to apply for a job for some time.

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From volunteer to team leader: How Lauren Clery climbed her way through her dream environmental conservation organisation
Posted on May 02, 2019 10:00 AM |

Today’s story is from Lauren Clery, who found her job as the Skilling Queenslanders for Work Trainee Supervisor at Conservation Volunteers Australian (CVA) on EthicalJobs.com.au. Founded in 1982, Conservation Volunteers Australia is an Australian not-for-profit conservation organisation that attracts and coordinates volunteers for environmental restoration projects. It employs staff in areas including conservation, management, finance and more.

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Flexible working can reinforce gender stereotypes
Posted on Apr 23, 2019 04:15 PM |

Flexible working is becoming a must for many. One recent report found a quarter of UK workers have refused a job due to a lack of flexibility. This number jumps to 40% for millennial workers for whom work-life balance and flexible working is key when evaluating a job prospect. Many hope that flexible working can help tackle the persistent gender pay gap. But my work with Tanja van der Lippe into the reality of how flexible working plays out shows that it can end up reinforcing gender stereotypes if cultural norms go unchecked.

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The inside story: How to get a job at the Alcohol and Drug Foundation
Posted on Apr 18, 2019 02:59 PM |

This month we speak to Laura Esperanza, People & Culture Business Partner at the Alcohol and Drug Foundation (ADF). The ADF provides facts, resources and programs to prevent and minimise alcohol and other drug harm in Australian communities. Based in Melbourne, the organisation employs staff in a range of areas from alcohol and other drugs to community development and support work.

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Should I stay or should I go? How to decide whether you should leave your current job
Posted on Apr 11, 2019 10:01 AM |

Should I stay or should I go? At some stage, every employee will be faced with that question. The decision you make will set the path for your next career quest. Will you be on your way to a budding CEO? Or will you be sitting at the same desk everyday for who knows how long? But you know that waiting for something just around the corner is merely reacting to life. You want to grab onto and make that next step a really rewarding one. But how do you do it without appearing to be an indecisive 'job-hopper' with more jobs on your resume than you can count?

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"I've earned the big salaries in the public sector, but the NFP sector wins hands down" - Charmaine Clark shares why
Posted on Apr 03, 2019 10:18 PM |

People find amazing jobs on EthicalJobs.com.au every day. Today’s story is from Charmaine Clark, who found her job working on the Regional Aboriginal Family Violence Research project at Gunditjmara Aboriginal Cooperative - an Aboriginal community controlled healthcare organisation - on EthicalJobs.com.au.

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Six ways to build your resilience at work
Posted on Mar 28, 2019 12:19 PM |

We're all faced with obstacles at work, whether its a backlog of to dos, new targets or systems, or looming deadlines – alongside all the usual criticism, office politics and pressures from our personal lives. One way we can deal with all this is to build our resilience - our capacity to respond to the pressures and challenges brought about by everyday life. In essence, it is about how well we can bounce back from difficult circumstances, disappointment and failure – the “rubber ball” factor. The good news is that we can change our natural responses by boosting our resilience and improving the way we react to stress. A study of nurses found that working to strengthen their personal resilience helped reduce their vulnerability to workplace adversity. Here are some suggestions for how you can attempt to do the same.

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What does it take to get an ethical job in regional or remote NT? Anglicare NT's HR Manager shares all
Posted on Mar 19, 2019 03:13 PM |

Ever wondered what hiring managers are looking for when they recruit for Australia's most sought-after NFPs? This month we speak to Kirrily Freeson, HR Manager at Anglicare NT, a key provider of community services across urban, regional and remote areas of the Northern Territory, employing staff in a range of areas including aged care, disability support and mental health services.

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