Ethical Jobs Blog

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

The 3 golden rules of getting a great reference
Posted on Sep 18, 2014 03:29 PM |

When you’re looking for a job, consider that what others say about you can at times be even more important than what you say about yourself. If you're not sure how to get yourself a great reference then follow these 3 golden rules and it'll be hard to go wrong.

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On the phenomenon of bullshit jobs
Posted on Sep 18, 2014 01:51 PM |

Do you find yourself doing a job that is "utterly meaningless", contributes "nothing to the world" and "should not really exist"? In this guest post, Professor David Graeber, asks "What does it say about our society that it seems to generate an extremely limited demand for talented poet-musicians, but an apparently infinite demand for specialists in corporate law?" If you're stuck in a "bullshit job" and dreaming of doing meaningful work that contributes to a better world, you might appreciate this insight.

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4 common key selection criteria mistakes and how to avoid them
Posted on Sep 10, 2014 12:17 PM |

The key selection criteria responses are usually the last thing a potential employer reads before deciding if an application gets an interview. Are you making these common mistakes that might be costing you your dream ethical job?

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Are you following your calling? Thank your parents!
Posted on Sep 10, 2014 10:52 AM |

How much influence have your parents had on how you view your work life? Researchers from the US believe that your work ethic may have more to do with your parents than you think!

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Hundreds of community jobs to go as Abbott slashes support for asylum seekers
Posted on Sep 03, 2014 03:31 PM |

Community jobs supporting asylum seekers are the latest victims of the Abbott government's massive sector cuts as Australian Red Cross announces 500 of its 800 workers in their migration support program will be let go before June next year.

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Will the RET review spell the end of green energy jobs?
Posted on Sep 02, 2014 11:06 AM |

Late last week the review panel for the Renewable Energy Target handed down it's report, and whichever way you spin it, it's bad news for green jobs.

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Want to work or volunteer in international development? 4 questions to ask before you start!
Posted on Sep 01, 2014 03:43 PM |

Many Australians leave for foreign shores every year for a chance lend a hand in the name of overseas volunteering. But, not all of these volunteer programs are created equal! A recent report from Australian Red Cross on international volunteer programs shares some great insights into what makes a great, and impactful, overseas volunteering experience.

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Youth unemployment at a 15 year high – what can be done about it?
Posted on Aug 28, 2014 03:39 PM |

More than one in three unemployed Australians are aged between 15 and 24. With so many radical and draconian changes proposed by the Abbott Government that would punish young job-seekers, we thought we'd take a look at an alternative approach from the Brotherhood of St Laurence.

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Working for a better world: Resource Recovery Australia's Liz Stubbs
Posted on Aug 28, 2014 11:32 AM |

People find amazing jobs on EthicalJobs.com.au every day. Liz Stubbs was recently recruited as Manager of social enterprise Resource Recovery Australia who specialise in sustainable waste management, after seeing the ad on EthicalJobs.com.au. Here's what she has to share with other job-seekers who dream of landing a job like hers.

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How a 3-day work week could be good for ethical job-seekers (and everyone else!)
Posted on Aug 20, 2014 03:53 PM |

Mexican billionaire Carlos Slim has called for a 3-day working week. Could it really work? And if so, what would be the benefits to ethical job seekers and our community as a whole?

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