Ethical Jobs Blog
News and views about community jobs, environmental jobs and social enterprise in Australia and around the world.
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 shares what he wishes he’d known about working for a better world before graduating.
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.
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?
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.
When you’re looking for a job, consider that what others say about you can at times be even more important than what you say about yourself. If you're not sure how to get yourself a great reference then follow these 3 golden rules and it'll be hard to go wrong.
Do you find yourself doing a job that is "utterly meaningless", contributes "nothing to the world" and "should not really exist"? In this guest post, Professor David Graeber, asks "What does it say about our society that it seems to generate an extremely limited demand for talented poet-musicians, but an apparently infinite demand for specialists in corporate law?" If you're stuck in a "bullshit job" and dreaming of doing meaningful work that contributes to a better world, you might appreciate this insight.
The key selection criteria responses are usually the last thing a potential employer reads before deciding if an application gets an interview. Are you making these common mistakes that might be costing you your dream ethical job?
How much influence have your parents had on how you view your work life? Researchers from the US believe that your work ethic may have more to do with your parents than you think!
Community jobs supporting asylum seekers are the latest victims of the Abbott government's massive sector cuts as Australian Red Cross announces 500 of its 800 workers in their migration support program will be let go before June next year.
Late last week the review panel for the Renewable Energy Target handed down it's report, and whichever way you spin it, it's bad news for green jobs.