Our most helpful posts of 2016 - as judged by you

Posted on Dec 22, 2016 01:56 PM |

Can you believe we're already at the end of 2016?!

Whether you've just found out about EthicalJobs.com.au or have been along for the ride from the beginning (2009!) we're so thankful to have you a part of our wonderful community of ethical jobseekers!

We're taking a short break over Christmas and the New Year, but we'll be back in January with more jobs, more helpful blog posts for your ethical job search, and our first Weekly Email Update of the year on January 5.

Want to get a head start on your job search over the break? We've assembled a list of our 10 most popular blog posts of 2016.

And our most popular post was….

1. A former Google recruiter explains what not to put in your CV

Making a strong first impression in your next job application is essential. Here are seven CV mistakes former Google recruiter Scott Bacon – who oversaw more than three million CVs in his time at the tech giant – says you should really avoid.

And here are the other nine most popular posts:

2. 20 smart questions to ask at the end of your next job interview

The questions you ask at the end of an interview can have a huge impact on how your interviewers remember you – so choose your questions wisely! Here's 20 of the best.

3. 10 things you need to know before switching to a not-for-profit sector job

Ever found yourself dreaming of ditching your corporate or government job in favour of meaningful work in the not-for-profit sector? There are ten key differences in the not-for-profit sector versus the corporate world you need to know before you do.

4. Want to work in international aid? Here's what you need to know to work at UNICEF Australia

Ever wondered exactly what hiring managers are looking for when recruiting for Australia's most sought-after NFPs? We spoke to Fiona Watters, HR Director at UNICEF Australia, to find out.

5. Yes, Social Justice Officer is a job – and this is one path to become one

Ever heard of a 'Social Justice Officer'? It's a real job – Denisse Sandoval landed it at the Uniting Church in Australia's Justice and International Mission Unit, and shares her inspiring story with us.

6. Love to work at the Asylum Seeker Resource Centre? Volunteer Program Manager Lindsay Haines shares what it takes

On EthicalJobs.com.au, the ASRC is among one of the most sought-after places to work – and Volunteer Program Manager Lindsay Haines was lucky enough to get a job there!

7. Afraid to follow your dreams? Here's one word that could change that

The excuses you give for not pursing your dream job are the reason you'll fail to have a great career. That's according to economics professor Larry Smith, who offers some excellent advice in his TED talk – viewed by 5.2 million people and counting.

8. Want a career in human rights? Here are seven tips to get you started

Human rights work can be highly rewarding – but it can also be demanding, and an extremely challenging and competitive field to enter. So here's seven tips to help you on your way.

9. How mindfulness can help you reduce stress and land your dream job

Looking for a job can be stressful at the best of times, but if you're finding yourself easily distracted, procrastinating or feeling anxious, perhaps it's time to try something new – or very, very old, as it were.

10. The inside story: How to get a job at Oxfam

Oxfam Australia's People and Culture Advisor Katelan O'Shea shares her insider tips on how to impress when applying for a job at the aid and development organisation.

Happy reading - we hope you have a safe and happy holiday break, and a great start to 2017!