Ethical Jobs Blog

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

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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Value of volunteering in Australia tops $290 Billion
Posted on Nov 12, 2014 03:43 PM |

With more than 6 million Australians volunteering each year (at last count) the value of volunteering to the Australian economy is huge, and growing fast; so fast that it now contributes more to the Australian economy than mining, agriculture, defence and retail industries put together.

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Are women more ethical when it comes to job-searching?
Posted on Nov 12, 2014 03:38 PM |

You’ve probably heard the statistic that female workers account for 85% of workers in the community sector. Now a new study from the University of California may go some way to explaining why that is: women might be more ethical!

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How to turn a volunteer opportunity into a job
Posted on Nov 06, 2014 03:46 PM |

The importance of cutting your teeth in the not-for-profit sector as a volunteer can’t be underestimated. By giving your time to an organisation you are passionate about, you not only give back to the community but you learn new skills and make new connections that could – directly or indirectly – land yourself your dream job.

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Working for a better world: The Butterfly Foundation’s Mini Deb
Posted on Nov 06, 2014 03:06 PM |

People find amazing jobs on EthicalJobs.com.au every day. Mini Deb recently became the Office Administrator with The Butterfly Foundation - an organisation dedicated to raising awareness about eating disorders - 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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Five quick fixes that could create two thousand green energy jobs in Victoria
Posted on Oct 30, 2014 01:40 PM |

Just five minor policy changes are all that’s needed for the State government of Victoria to create more than two thousand new green jobs, according to a new paper from the Clean Energy Council.

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Do job-seekers need their own union?
Posted on Oct 30, 2014 12:51 PM |

Is a union representing the unemployed even possible? One group thinks so! Introducing the Australian Unemployment Union (AUU) - an organisation run by the unemployed, for the unemployed.

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Green energy job losses feared as Abbott backs renewables cut
Posted on Oct 23, 2014 03:16 PM |

Thousands of green energy jobs have been put at risk by the Abbott Government’s plan – announced on Wednesday – to cut the Renewable Energy Target (RET) by almost 40 percent.

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11 jobs that no longer exist
Posted on Oct 23, 2014 12:17 PM |

While the Abbott government stick by their staunch belief that mining jobs are the way of the future, the facts tell a very different story. So as a reminder to our politicians – and everyone else – just how quickly jobs can disappear when technology changes, we thought we’d take a look at some other now extinct jobs.

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