Ethical Jobs Blog

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

Have a passion for kids' rights? Here’s how to get a job with high-profile child protection advocates Bravehearts
Posted on Jun 22, 2017 04:02 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 Pamela Weatherill, Head of People and Culture at Bravehearts - a high profile child protection and advocacy organisation committed to preventing child sexual assault in Australia, with staff in areas like advocacy, counselling, events and education programs for kids.

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Your LinkedIn profile photo might be the first thing a prospective employer sees. Here's an easy way to make it great
Posted on Jun 13, 2017 06:28 PM |

And research shows that our brains make judgements about people in as little as 30 milliseconds. So what's a prospective employer's first impression of you when they click through to your LinkedIn profile? And what can you do if you think your profile image is giving the wrong impression about you?

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Why wouldn't I want to dedicate my working life to making a positive impact on the world? Family Life's Gabrielle Evans on going from busker to youth worker
Posted on Jun 08, 2017 12:51 PM |

People find amazing jobs on EthicalJobs.com.au every day. This interview 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 Gabrielle Evans, who found her job as the School Focused Youth Services Coordinator at Family Life on EthicalJobs.com.au.

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Why don't more people volunteer? Misconceptions don't help
Posted on Jun 08, 2017 12:49 PM |

Volunteering is great for your career, and also for your CV! On top of that, volunteers in Australia are essential to the provision of a range of services. This includes community services, emergency services, hospitals and schools – and volunteers also support the social and cultural life of many communities. So why don't more people volunteer more often?

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How to get a job at one of Australia's largest community health services
Posted on May 25, 2017 02:59 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 Keith Burnell, Human Resources Officer at IPC Health. Based in Melbourne, IPC Health has more than 450 staff and is one of Australia’s largest community health services, with staff in areas as diverse as counselling, women’s health, aged care and dental health.

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How a visit to post-earthquake Haiti led Julie Lam to her dream job at ActionAid
Posted on May 11, 2017 02:39 PM |

People find amazing jobs on EthicalJobs.com.au every day. This interview 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 Julie Lam. She found her job as the Regular Giving Coordinator at international anti-poverty organisation ActionAid Australia on EthicalJobs.com.au.

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If you're over 45, workplace discrimination could already be happening to you
Posted on May 04, 2017 11:02 AM |

Mature aged workers bring with them a range of characteristics such as stability, reliability, loyalty, experience, wisdom and maturity. But a national survey of 2,100 men and women aged 45 years and over found that workplace age discimination is happening earlier than many realise.

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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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