Ethical Jobs Blog

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

The inside story: How to get a job at the Centre for Multicultural Youth
Posted on Jul 12, 2018 03:29 PM |

Wondering what hiring managers are looking for when they recruit for Australia's most sought-after NFPs? This month we speak to Karen Dimmock, Business Services Manager at the Centre for Multicultural Youth (CMY). Based in Victoria, CMY is a not-for-profit organisation that supports young people from migrant and refugee backgrounds to build better lives in Australia. It employs staff across the state in areas like social work, youth work, research and training.

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Why switch to the NFP sector? Save the Children's Shelley Zappulla shares her journey from the the corporate world
Posted on Jun 28, 2018 03:16 PM |

People find amazing jobs on EthicalJobs.com.au every day. Today’s story is from Shelley Zappulla, who found her job as the PA to the Director (Supporter Engagement) at Save the Children Australia on EthicalJobs.com.au. Save the Children is one of Australia’s leading aid and development agencies dedicated to helping children, employing almost 1,000 staff in diverse areas from family services to international development and finance.

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Want to work on one of the biggest mental health issues facing Australia?
Posted on Jun 14, 2018 02:45 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 Robyn Turner, HR Manager – Victoria and Tasmania at Dementia Australia, the national peak body for people living with dementia and their families and carers.

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Yes, you can get a job doing art therapy! How Kimberly Ryan landed her dream job in the field
Posted on May 31, 2018 03:32 PM |

People find amazing jobs on EthicalJobs.com.au every day. Today’s story is from Kimberly Ryan, who found her job as an Expressive Therapist at yourtown on EthicalJobs.com.au. Formerly known as BoysTown, yourtown is a community services provider that delivers a range of programs and services for children, young people and families around Australia.

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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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