Ethical Jobs Blog

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

Five reasons to turn down a job offer
Posted on Apr 30, 2015 11:51 AM |

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.

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Working for a better world: Youth Action’s Ellaina Welsman
Posted on Apr 23, 2015 11:37 AM |

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.

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Eight things you need to know about using LinkedIn
Posted on Apr 23, 2015 09:31 AM |

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:

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How a long commute could be affecting your health – and what you can do about it
Posted on Apr 16, 2015 12:59 PM |

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.

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International aid jobs go as $1 billion in foreign aid cuts begin to bite
Posted on Apr 09, 2015 01:55 PM |

Two of Australia’s largest international development agencies have been forced to wind back $6.5 million worth of overseas programs as the first round of foreign aid cuts kick in this week. The Abbott government first announced deep cuts to Australia’s foreign aid programs in last year’s budget, which was then further slashed in December – cumulating to a total of $11 billion in cuts by the 2017-18 budget.

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Great news for mental health jobs with $300m funding renewal
Posted on Apr 09, 2015 01:38 PM |

Thousands of staff at mental health organisations around the country breathed a sigh of relief over Easter, after receiving news that funding for the sector had been renewed for twelve months. Like the family violence, homelessness and indigenous sectors, the mental health sector feared for its future after the Abbott government refused to provide any funding certainty beyond June this year.

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World Environment Day Awards 2015 – Nominate your environmental hero
Posted on Apr 09, 2015 01:25 PM |

Do you know someone – or a community organisation or school – doing amazing work to protect the planet? Then why not recognise their efforts by nominating them for a World Environment Day Award?

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Who would win in a fight between Spiderman and Batman? And 9 other weird (and real!) interview questions
Posted on Apr 02, 2015 10:01 AM |

'What's your favourite 90s jam?' No, we haven’t suddenly become interested in whether you were a Nirvana tragic or a Spice Girls wannabe. Rather, that was actually a very real interview question asked last year by US website creation platform, Squarespace.

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Thousands of homelessness jobs safe from cuts as federal government extends sector funding
Posted on Mar 26, 2015 02:29 PM |

Homelessness organisations have won their campaign to secure the future of thousands of community jobs and protect crucial services, after the Abbott government finally agreed to extend critical funding for two years.

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Working for a better world: Hope Street Youth and Family Services’ Dale Hardy
Posted on Mar 26, 2015 01:07 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.

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