Ethical Jobs Blog

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

How to get a job working on youth empowerment at the Reach Foundation
Posted on Apr 20, 2017 01:00 PM |

Have you ever wondered what hiring managers are looking for when they recruit for Australia's most sought-after NFPs? This month we speak to Miranda Sowden, HR manager at the Reach Foundation. Based in Melbourne, Reach is a youth-led not-for-profit that works to empower young people through school and community-based workshops.

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How Stephanie Hall turned an internship into a dream job at Australia for Dolphins
Posted on Apr 06, 2017 03:42 PM |

People find amazing jobs on EthicalJobs.com.au every day. This is part of a series of blog posts that go behind the scenes to meet some of the people and organisations finding each other through EthicalJobs.com.au. Today’s story is from Stephanie Hall of Australia for Dolphins, a not-for-profit organisation committed to stopping cruelty to and providing legal protection for dolphins and small whales. Now AFD’s Public Engagement Officer, Stephanie joined the organisation as an intern - an opportunity she found on EthicalJobs.com.au.

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Which Facebook 'friends' can help you land an ethical job?
Posted on Apr 06, 2017 03:12 PM |

More than half of jobs are found with the help of a social tie, whether a friend, relative or distant acquaintance. For example, a friend may tell you about a job opening at her firm or a parent may offer you an internship at his company. So who is more likely to help you land a job? Your close friends you talk to all the time or someone you see occasionally while lifting weights at the gym? This guest post by Assistant Professor of Laura Gee uses used data drawn from millions of Facebook users to explain what kind of ties actually are most likely to lead to a job.

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How to get a job at Australian Volunteers International
Posted on Mar 23, 2017 03:37 PM |

Have you ever wondered what hiring managers are looking for when recruiting for Australia's most sought-after NFPs? We interview the people who hire at the organisations you want to work in – and this month we speak to Julia Ferragamo, People and Organisational Development Advisor at international development organisation AVI.

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Ten tips to help students become more employable
Posted on Mar 09, 2017 03:03 PM |

One of the main reasons given by students for going to university is to get a good job afterwards, but with around 200,000 Australians graduating each year the job market is extremely competitive. A university course will help you develop some of the skills that ethical employers are looking for, but you need more than a degree certificate to get a graduate-level job at your favourite NFP or social enterprise. With that in mind, here are ten tips to help make yourself more employable and stand out from the crowd.

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Could this be the best time in history to look for a job in Australia's NFP sector?
Posted on Mar 02, 2017 11:38 AM |

Ethical job-seekers: have we got great news for you: A new report shows that the not-for-profit sector now employs more people than ever before, making it Australia's second largest sector for employment. Accounting for 10 percent of the national workforce, not-for-profit organisations now employ more than 1.2 million people. And in just the last year, it’s added more than 100,000 new jobs to its workforce.

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"Know that there is a job out there for you that you will love" – How batyr's Kimberley Lennon found the job she loves
Posted on Feb 23, 2017 03:49 PM |

People find amazing jobs on EthicalJobs.com.au every day. This month we speak to Kimberley Lennon – who found her job as the Queensland Program Coordinator at youth mental health organisation batyr – on EthicalJobs.com.au.

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Here’s what you need to know to get a job working with refugees and asylum seekers
Posted on Feb 16, 2017 02:36 PM |

Have you ever wondered what hiring managers are looking for when recruiting for Australia's most sought-after NFPs? We’re interviewing the people who hire at the organisations you want to work in – and this month we speak to Steph Clee at refugee and migrant assistance organisation MDA.

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(Don't) go with the flow: why you need to disrupt the script of your next job interview
Posted on Feb 09, 2017 09:28 AM |

Despite your best efforts to prepare for an interview, your interviewer may end up judging you based on split-second impressions. So how can you break from the routine, and ensure you're assessed on your merits?

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Want a meaningful job in 2017? The disability sector is a great place to look
Posted on Feb 02, 2017 10:34 AM |

If you're considering a more meaningful job in 2017 and aren’t sure where to start, there are plenty of opportunities in the disability sector – and not just the types of jobs you might immediately think of.

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