Ethical Jobs Blog

News and views about community jobs, environmental jobs and social enterprise in Australia and around the world.

How mindfulness can help you reduce stress and land your dream job
Posted on Feb 11, 2016 01:30 PM |

Looking for a job can be stressful at the best of times, but if you're finding yourself easily distracted, procrastinating or feeling anxious, perhaps it's time to try something new ­– or very, very old, as it were.

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How to showcase your skills-based volunteering experience to help you find a job
Posted on Feb 04, 2016 01:35 PM |

Did you know that many hiring managers consider volunteer experience on your CV to be as important as paid work experience? Volunteering experience can tell a potential employer many things about you, including that you can take initiative, you’re committed to working towards a better world, and that you can be a team player.

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Ever wanted to be a Volunteer Coordinator at Oxfam Australia? Tamara Bezu reveals what it takes
Posted on Jan 28, 2016 02:20 PM |

People find amazing jobs on EthicalJobs.com.au every day. Today’s story is from Tamara Bezu who found her role as Volunteer Engagement Coordinator at Oxfam Australia, one of the world's leading aid and development organisations, through EthicalJobs.com.au.

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Gaps in your work history don’t have to spell disaster for landing an ethical job. Here’s what to do with them
Posted on Jan 21, 2016 04:04 PM |

You've got years of experience in your field, excellent references and an engaging cover letter. But an unexplained or lengthy gap in your CV could spell disaster for landing your dream ethical job.

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Afraid to follow your dreams? Here's one word that could change that
Posted on Jan 14, 2016 02:53 PM |

Almost every job-seeker has heard motivational talks and read uplifting stories about following your passion. And yet, too many people decide not to do so. It's hard, and you'll make a fool of yourself. You're afraid – so you make excuses.

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How to build a meaningful career
Posted on Jan 07, 2016 03:54 PM |

Welcome to 2016! Will this be the year that you finally launch yourself on the path to a meaningful career? Easy to commit to, but much harder to actually do, right? If you’re ready to change the world – or just make it a little better than it is now – but you’re not sure where to start, here are four essential things to consider to work out what your dream ethical job should look like.

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Top 10 posts from 2015
Posted on Dec 24, 2015 10:36 AM |

With 2015 winding down, it's a great time to reflect back on the year that's passed. It's also a great time to set goals for the future- with 2016, just around the corner, here are our ten most popular blog posts from 2015 to keep you motivated into the New Year!

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Five things to definitely avoid on the morning of your job interview
Posted on Dec 17, 2015 02:15 PM |

There are no two ways about it: job interviews are daunting. The stakes are high – and that means the pressure is, too. To help you get on top of any potential nerves, you've hopefully brushed up on everything you need to do to blitz the interview itself. But what about what happens before the interview?

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Over 40? Here's how to overcome common barriers to getting hired
Posted on Dec 10, 2015 02:01 PM |

Have you ever walked out of an interview and known immediately that you wouldn't get the job? Unfortunately, that’s a common experience for many jobseekers aged over 40 due to misconceptions some recruitment mangers and interviewers have about age – especially when they’re younger themselves.

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You're not alone: Gen Ys are more worried than ever about finding a job after uni
Posted on Dec 03, 2015 04:18 PM |

According to a new report, a massive two thirds of Gen Y graduates – those born roughly between the early 1980s and early 2000s – are worried they won't find a job after graduating.

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