Ethical Jobs Blog

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

What I Wish I Knew Before Graduation About Working For Social Change
Posted on Oct 02, 2014 09:39 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 shares what he wishes he’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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The 3 golden rules of getting a great reference
Posted on Sep 18, 2014 03:29 PM |

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.

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On the phenomenon of bullshit jobs
Posted on Sep 18, 2014 01:51 PM |

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.

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4 common key selection criteria mistakes and how to avoid them
Posted on Sep 10, 2014 12:17 PM |

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?

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Are you following your calling? Thank your parents!
Posted on Sep 10, 2014 10:52 AM |

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!

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Hundreds of community jobs to go as Abbott slashes support for asylum seekers
Posted on Sep 03, 2014 03:31 PM |

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.

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Will the RET review spell the end of green energy jobs?
Posted on Sep 02, 2014 11:06 AM |

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.

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