Ethical Jobs Blog

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

Three skills you’ll need to land a not-for-profit job in the future
Posted on May 21, 2015 02:32 PM |

Did you grow up thinking that the future would be full of flying cars, hover-boards or people with jet-packs? If so, you’re probably disappointed by the reality of 2015 – but it’s a good lesson in how hard it is to accurately predict the future. But that won’t stop us trying! So what will the ethical jobs of the future look like? And what skills will you need to do them?

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Budget 2015: Cuts to foreign aid, indigenous services and more
Posted on May 14, 2015 03:56 PM |

While budget night this year certainly brought with it less shock than in 2014, the 2015 budget again includes significant cuts to the not-for-profit sector and several key areas have missed out on desperately needed funding.

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Budget 2015: Support for job-seekers still nowhere near “fair”
Posted on May 14, 2015 03:47 PM |

The Federal Budget has landed. And it’s a stark contrast to the Abbott Government’s first budget, with its talk of a “budget emergency” that required “draconian” cuts to support for unemployed job-seekers and cuts of more than $500 million to indigenous programs.

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Budget 2015: Hockey’s paid parental leave cuts the “mother of all insults”
Posted on May 14, 2015 03:21 PM |

In a stunning about-face, Treasurer Joe Hockey announced – on Mother’s Day – that parents who are offered paid parental leave by their employer will no longer be able to access the government’s paid parental leave (PPL) scheme, labelling those who have done so “double dippers” who are basically committing “fraud”.

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Mental health jobs in limbo as budget night looms
Posted on May 07, 2015 01:06 PM |

From domestic violence to indigenous services, severe funding cuts and deafening silence from the Abbott government have left many people in the community sector wondering if they’ll have a job after June this year. CEO of the Australian College of Mental Health Nurses, Adjunct Associate Professor Kim Ryan, shares her thoughts on what the funding uncertainty means for one very successful mental health program.

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Want an ethical job? This is where one in four Australian jobs will be created.
Posted on May 07, 2015 01:02 PM |

“One in every four new jobs created between 2013 and 2018 will be in the Community Services and Health industry.” That staggering statistic was revealed this week, in the 2015 Environmental Scan report from the Community Services and Health Industry Skills Council (CS&HISC) – the peak body for training and workforce development for health and community services in Australia.

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Five reasons to turn down a job offer
Posted on Apr 30, 2015 11:51 AM |

Have you ever been offered your ‘dream job’ only to find out it wasn’t all that you’d hoped for? Though difficult, sometimes there are very good reasons to turn a potentially exciting job opportunity down.

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Working for a better world: Youth Action’s Ellaina Welsman
Posted on Apr 23, 2015 11:37 AM |

People find amazing jobs on EthicalJobs.com.au every day. This is part of a series of blog posts which go behind the scenes to meet some of the people and organisations that are finding each other through EthicalJobs.com.au. Today’s story is from Ellaina Welsman, who found her role as Project and Office Coordinator at Youth Action – the peak body for young people and youth services in NSW – after seeing the ad on EthicalJobs.com.au.

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Eight things you need to know about using LinkedIn
Posted on Apr 23, 2015 09:31 AM |

There are 300 million people using LinkedIn, so chances are you’re already on board with the world’s largest social media site dedicated to careers. But if you’re like most people you probably haven’t considered how useful LinkedIn can be beyond just being an online CV. So if you’d like LinkedIn to help you land that dream job, here’s eight things to consider:

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How a long commute could be affecting your health – and what you can do about it
Posted on Apr 16, 2015 12:59 PM |

If you had a choice between spending 240 hours trapped in a car driving to work, or spending that time doing something that you loved, what would you choose? It’s a no-brainer, right? But the average Australian currently spends 240 hours every year travelling to and from work – that’s the equivalent of more than 30 full-time days of work. Perhaps it’s time to look seriously at your work commute.

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