Ten of our most popular posts from 2011

Posted on Dec 22, 2011 12:53 PM |

Ten of our most popular posts from 2011

Did you miss them at the time?

As the year comes to a close, we'd like to take this opportunity to thank you for being part of the EthicalJobs.com.au community this year.  We're looking forward to another exciting year in 2012, with more ethical jobs than ever before, and more great blog posts and resources for finding and making the most of your ethical job.

Our office will be closed over Christmas and will reopen on January 9.  But until then, please enjoy this selection of some of the most popular posts on the Ethical Jobs Blog this past year.

Have a great start to 2012!

- The EthicalJobs.com.au Team

Ten of our most popular posts from 2011:

1. Community jobs top "most trusted professions" list - Reader's Digest released it's annual "Australia's most trusted professions" list, and community jobs dominated.

2. Environmental jobs among Australia's fastest growing for 2011-12 - Research from IBISWorld showed that organic farming and renewable energy were forecast as among the fastest growing industries in Australia this year.

3. Paul Hawken in Australia - inspiring words for ethical job-seekers - Visionary writer and thinker Paul Hawken visited Australia, and we thought it was a good opportunity to share some of his inspiring, job-related thoughts with you.

4. One environmental job where there aren't enough applicants - It's one of the planet's most important areas of work, yet there aren't enough graduates coming through university to fill all the vacant positions.

5. Environmental jobs pay more, employ more workers than fossil fuels - Jobs in US-based environmental industries have now overtaken fossil fuel-based jobs in sheer numbers, and that they also offer median wages that are 13% higher than other industries.

6. Mean men earn more - another reason to get excited about a community job? - Another reason why the community sector - dominated by an 80% female workforce - is a great place to work: disagreeable men apparently earn more.

7. A big win for social and community sector workers! - In a big win for more than 200,000 Australians working in social sector and and community jobs, Fair Work Australia upheld a pay equity claim which argued that workers in these jobs are paid less largely because most of them are women.

8. A good job is good for your mental health too! - A study confirms that our choice of job is extremely important, not just to our potential career, but to our mental health and wellbeing. So it's not all about the pay packet.

9. Volunteering just as important as a paid job on your resume: survey - A survey of one thousand professionals in Australia  found that almost half said that when they are evaluating candidates, they consider volunteer work equally as valuable as paid work experience.

10. Nine steps to quitting that meaningless job and finding your dream job - A plan for leaving your current, corporate job and doing something you really believe in.