Ethical Jobs Blog
News and views about community jobs, environmental jobs and social enterprise in Australia and around the world.
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?
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.
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.
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”.
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.
“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.
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.
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.
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:
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.