Ethical Jobs Blog

Career advice, tips and behind-the-scenes interviews to help you find yourself an ethical job.

Four common mistakes that could ruin your chances in a job interview
Posted on Feb 14, 2019 03:21 PM |

If you make it to the job interview stage of an application process, the prospect of a new job is very much in sight. Make a good impression and you are likely to get the opportunity you want. But imagine you get to the interview and, despite being highly qualified and motivated, you end up not getting the job offer. In spite of your best efforts to made a good impression, the chances are you made one of these four common errors.

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The Inside Story: how to get a job that combines sport and working with people with a disability
Posted on Jan 31, 2019 01:17 PM |

Ever wondered what hiring managers are looking for when they recruit for Australia's most sought-after NFPs? This month we speak to Susan Solakovic, HR and Volunteers Manager at Sporting Wheelies and Disabled Association, Queensland's peak body for sport, recreation and fitness for people with a physical disability or vision impairment. Their vision is for for every Queenslander with a disability to have opportunities to live a more active and healthy life.

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Can one job bring together work with refugees, environmental issues and organic food? Courtney Salter found one at Green Connect
Posted on Jan 17, 2019 04:03 PM |

People find amazing jobs on EthicalJobs.com.au every day. Today’s story is from Courtney Salter, who found her job as Zero Waste Coordinator at Green Connect on EthicalJobs.com.au. Based in Port Kembla, NSW, Green Connect is a not-for-profit social enterprise that focuses on creating more jobs for former refugees and young people to grow fair food and reduce waste to landfill. It employs staff in areas including Recycling and Waste Management, Management, Environment and Sustainability, Green Products and Services, Multiculturalism and Diversity, Community Development.

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Five ways to boost your job satisfaction
Posted on Jan 02, 2019 08:19 AM |

Are you part of the whopping 60% of people who are feeling unhappy at work? Now that it’s spring – a time of new beginnings – perhaps you are scratching your head, wondering if it’s worth leaving your job and looking for something new, something more exciting and meaningful, something more satisfying. New research analysed data spanning 40 years from 21,670 people in a diverse array of occupations and found that people’s job satisfaction goes in cycles throughout their lives. Here are five job satisfaction tips it discovered.

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Did you miss any of our most popular posts of 2018?
Posted on Dec 21, 2018 05:47 PM |

And just like that, 2018 has come and gone! We hope you’ve had a fantastic year. It has been a big year at EthicalJobs.com.au, with almost 27,000 jobs advertised on the site this year. We’re so happy you’ve joined our wonderful community of ethical job-seeekers – thank you for your support! We’re taking a short break over the festive season but we’ll be back with more ethical jobs on 2 January 2019. In the meantime, we have assembled a list of the ten most popular blog posts of 2018 to catch up on over the break.

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Passionate about improving lives? How to get a job at one of Victoria's top community service organisations
Posted on Dec 13, 2018 03:07 PM |

Ever wondered what hiring managers are looking for when they recruit for Australia's most sought-after NFPs? We speak to Meagan Downie Knowles, Human Resources and Organisational Development Manager at Windermere. Operating throughout south-eastern Melbourne and Gippsland for more than 160 years, Windermere is an independent community service organisation that focuses on family wellbeing, community strengthening, and childhood education and support.

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International development jobs come in many shapes and sizes. Abt's Fleur Jackson explains how she broke into this in-demand sector
Posted on Nov 29, 2018 04:04 PM |

People find amazing jobs on EthicalJobs.com.au every day. Today’s story is from Fleur Jackson, who found her job as Talent Acquisition Administrator at Abt Associates on EthicalJobs.com.au. Abt Associates is a "profit-for-purpose" organisation, and an engine for social impact, fueled by “caring, curiosity and cutting-edge research that moves people from vulnerability to security”. Whether it's welfare or weather disasters, the environment or economics, agriculture or HIV and AIDS, Abt Associates focuses on addressing the world's most pressing issues.

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What's the healthiest (and safest) way to get to your ethical job?
Posted on Nov 15, 2018 03:58 PM |

There are many ways to to work. You can drive a car or ride a motorcycle. In many cities you have the option of public transport. And of course if you live close enough to where you work you can get around in a more active way by riding a bicycle or walking. Cycling may be dangerous in some ways, but it’s healthy too. But do the health benefits outweigh the risks of potential death? And what about public transport or driving? What is the risk of having an accident, and are there any health benefits at all? There are a number of variables to consider, so the answers to these questions may not be as straightforward as you think.

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Yes, "Senior Shark Campaigner" is an actual job. Here's how Leo Guida ended up doing it
Posted on Nov 01, 2018 02:56 PM |

People find amazing jobs on EthicalJobs.com.au every day. Today’s story is from Leo Guida, who found his job as a Senior Shark Campaigner at The Australian Marine Conservation Society – known as “the voice for Australia’s ocean wildlife” – on EthicalJobs.com.au.

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Nominate someone amazing for the National Awards for Disability Leadership
Posted on Oct 18, 2018 04:06 PM |

Do you know someone who works with people with a disability, who deserves an award? The National Awards for Disability Leadership aim to reflect what is important to disabled people and the ways that we are effecting change and pursuing equality for our community. They recognise outstanding achievements by individuals, or disabled people’s organisations, who have significantly contributed to advancing the status of disabled people.

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