Ethical Jobs Blog

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

Three reasons why a disability job may be perfect for you
Posted on Dec 18, 2014 03:22 PM |

Are you looking for a job in a sector that’s growing fast? Where people love what they do? That’s open to teaching people on the job? Then a disability job might be perfect for you!

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Community Workers Register a “major step forward” for community workers – and four reasons why you should sign up
Posted on Dec 18, 2014 10:29 AM |

The Australian Community Workers Association (ACWA) has launched a new Community Workers Register, giving qualified community workers the opportunity to showcase their qualifications to potential employers The national register - which is available to the public online - is open for registration for qualified community workers from Certificate III right through to Masters.

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Mental health jobs feeling the pinch amongst funding uncertainty
Posted on Dec 11, 2014 03:49 PM |

Mental health organisations around Australia are struggling to find and keep workers due to ongoing funding uncertainty from the Abbott Government. A survey from peak body Mental Health Australia (MHA), has found that more than half of all mental health service providers had received no communication from the Abbott Government about their funding beyond June 2015, just six months away.

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Here's a unique way to help your network help you find a job
Posted on Dec 11, 2014 09:53 AM |

Over the course of your career you may have amassed a great network of people that could help you get a job. Is dropping the people in your network a line letting them know you’re looking for work enough? Or is there something else you could be doing?

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If you’re a woman in an ethical job, here’s how much less you’re likely to be earning than the guy sitting next to you
Posted on Dec 04, 2014 01:40 PM |

A new report from the Workplace Gender Equity Agency (WGEA) - which included surveys with 11,000 employers covering 3.9 million employees across a range of sectors including mining, manufacturing, retail and the health and community sector – confirms that there’s still a significant pay gap in sectors right across Australia.

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Meet the amazing folk working to improve the lives of people with a disability
Posted on Dec 03, 2014 05:25 PM |

The 2014 National Disability Award winners have been announced, recognising the incredible achievements of some of the great organisations and individuals that make up the disability sector in Australia.

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Working for a better world: The Epilepsy Foundation's Lucinda Bain
Posted on Dec 03, 2014 05:17 PM |

Lucinda Bain has a long history of working in the not-for-profit sector, before landing her current role as Educator and Trainer with The Epilepsy Foundation. Find out how she etched out a fantastic career in the NFP sector before ending up with her dream job via EthicalJobs.com.au!

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Your CV could be stopping you from landing your dream job. Here’s why.
Posted on Nov 27, 2014 11:09 AM |

On average, employers look at your CV for 6 seconds. And you thought kids had a short attention span! That’s just six seconds in which you need to get across all of the information needed to land yourself an interview and potentially score your dream job.

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When it makes sense to quit your job (Hint: It's in your 20s)
Posted on Nov 20, 2014 02:39 PM |

Not happy in your job, but worried about how difficult it might be to find a better one? If you’re in your 20s, some surprising new research should make you feel a bit better.

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How to talk to your boss about work-life balance: Three tips to help you go home on time today
Posted on Nov 19, 2014 11:51 AM |

According to The Australia Institute (TAI) Report “Walking the Tightrope”, the average worker – including people in the NFP sector - donates $9,471 in unpaid overtime to their employers each year adding up to $109.8 billion across the Australian workforce. It can be hard to break this unhealthy cycle, especially if your boss is prone to burning the midnight oil as well. So, how can you approach your manager about wanting a better work-life balance without fear of being seen as lazy, or not willing to pull your weight?

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