Ethical Jobs Blog

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

7 red flags you really shouldn’t miss in your next job interview
Posted on Oct 16, 2014 02:47 PM |

It’s easy to forget in the haze of nerves that a job interview is just as much an opportunity for you to size up the organisation and its people as it is for them to see if you’re right for the job. Beyond the job description and organisation’s website, here are 7 red flags that can tell you pretty quickly if a job might be best left for someone else.

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Job-seekers driven to poverty as Newstart fails to keep pace with wages
Posted on Oct 15, 2014 03:32 PM |

When Greens MP Adam Bandt tried to live on Newstart allowance for just one week in 2013, he called the task “impossible”. Now, an analysis of welfare payments has revealed that the Newstart allowance has dramatically decreased in value over the years, forcing many of the 695,000 jobseekers that rely on it into poverty.

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Jump on your bike on October 15!
Posted on Oct 13, 2014 12:45 PM |

With two out of three Australian’s travelling to their jobs by car every day, we doubt you’re the only one who’s sick of being stuck in traffic – so why not jump on your bike this Wednesday the 15th of October for Ride2Work Day

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Here's how you can help improve mental health in your workplace
Posted on Oct 09, 2014 02:33 PM |

This week is Mental Health Week and with one in five Australians experiencing mental illness each year, workplaces are an important place to talk about mental illness. If you think a colleague might be experiencing mental health, here are some valuable tips from beyondblue that can help you to reach out to them.

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Reprieve for job seekers as Government performs Newstart backflip
Posted on Oct 09, 2014 12:28 PM |

There's some good news for job-seekers on Newstart this week as the Abbott government backflips on one of it's more controversial welfare reform proposals. However, there are still a number of concerning proposals on the table.

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Do you want to be a changemaker?
Posted on Oct 09, 2014 12:02 PM |

Have a great idea for a social enterprise? Want to breathe life into an initiative that could change the world? Then check out the Changemakers Festival happening around Australia from October 17-26.

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What I Wish I Knew Before Graduation About Working For Social Change
Posted on Oct 02, 2014 10:39 AM |

Are you about to graduate from university and embark on a career where your main aim is to make the world a better place? In this guest post, activist Eli Schmitt and Pipp Kessler share what they wish they'd known about working for a better world before graduating.

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Abbott’s extreme measures for job seekers a “breach of human rights”
Posted on Oct 01, 2014 03:42 PM |

The Abbott government has proposed extreme measures for job seekers recently - like denying them income support for 6 months - and now a bipartisan parliamentary committee has deemed the proposals a breach of Australia's human rights obligations.

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Is this what’s stopping you from getting the job you really want?
Posted on Sep 25, 2014 03:41 PM |

We’ve all seen the statistics about the gap between what women and men get paid; and the lack of women in the leadership of most companies, political parties, government departments, and even many NFP organisations. Apart from outright discrimination – which does still happen – what are the reasons why this state of affairs is still so widespread?

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Working for a better world: The ISIS Foundation's Madeline Vaughan
Posted on Sep 25, 2014 03:14 PM |

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 Madeline Vaughan who found her Communications and Partnership Coordinator position with international development charity the ISIS Foundation, after seeing the ad on EthicalJobs.com.au.

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