Ethical Jobs Blog

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

The inside story: how to get a job at OzChild
Posted on Oct 10, 2019 12:52 PM |

This month we speak to Paul Ridley, HR Advisor Recruitment at OzChild – a leading child welfare organisation committed to improving the lives of at-risk children, young people and families in our community for nearly 170 years. Today OzChild employs over 700 staff, carers and volunteers in Victoria, New South Wales, Queensland and the ACT, delivering 26 programs and services, including family services, care and support services, indigenous services and education services, to over 10,000 children, young people and family members each year.

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Planning to return to work after a career break can be daunting. Here's what you need to consider
Posted on Oct 03, 2019 04:44 PM |

A career break is becoming more common for a myriad of reasons. However, whether you put your career on hold for family, health or other personal reason, preparing to return to the workforce can be both daunting and exciting. Here are a few tips that will help.

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"Know what you want, know what is out there and work towards it" – Shane Sturgiss on how he found his job at The National Centre of Indigenous Excellence
Posted on Sep 19, 2019 01:07 PM |

People find amazing jobs on EthicalJobs.com.au every day. This is part of a series of blog posts that go behind the scenes to meet some of the people and organisations finding each other through EthicalJobs.com.au. Today’s story is from Shane Sturgiss who found his job as Job Ready Manager at National Centre of Indigenous Excellence on EthicalJobs.com.au. The National Centre of Indigenous Excellence (NCIE) is a not-for-profit social enterprise that aims to build capability and create opportunities with and for young Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, from Sydney and across Australia.

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"No jobs on a dead planet": Will you join us to strike for the climate on Friday?
Posted on Sep 18, 2019 03:56 PM |

On Friday, millions of people around the world will walk out of our workplaces and homes to join young climate strikers on the streets and demand an end to the age of fossil fuels. The team at EthicalJobs.com.au will be joining them, and we'd love to encourage you to as well. This is why.

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11 common resume mistakes you need to avoid
Posted on Sep 12, 2019 02:37 PM |

Having great experience and skills doesn’t get you a job interview; having a great resume does. So in this article, we’re going to look at 11 common resume mistakes that might be costing you interviews. If your resume already passes all these tests, great! If not, fix these common mistakes before applying for more jobs! You should see an immediate difference in the amount of interviews you get after fixing these mistakes.

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The inside story: how to get a job at Inclusion Melbourne
Posted on Sep 05, 2019 11:44 AM |

This month we speak to Kathy Lewer, Human Resources Manager at Inclusion Melbourne. The organisation dates back to the late 1940s when a group of revolutionary parents came together to find an alternative to the institutional care for people with an intellectual disability that was the only option being offered at the time. Today Inclusion Melbourne employs around 85 staff and provides a range of personalised services to more than 120 adults in the areas of support coordination, direct support, community visitation, volunteering and specialities in learning and training courses.

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Seven ways to risk-manage your next career move
Posted on Aug 29, 2019 03:41 PM |

You know you have that itching feeling that it's time to make a move. But while your hunch tells you to make a leap, your head tells you otherwise. Mixed feelings and indecision can be sources for career paralysis. Should I stay or should I go? Making a successful career move or pivot need not involve a great degree of stress or indecision, providing you take into account the following considerations.

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Are you burnt out at work? Ask yourself these 4 questions
Posted on Aug 22, 2019 01:52 PM |

It’s normal to feel stressed at work from time to time. But for some people, the stress becomes all-consuming, leading to exhaustion, cynicism and hatred towards your job. This is known as burnout. Burnout used to be classified as a problem related to life management, but recently the World Health Organisation re-labelled the syndrome as an “occupational phenomenon” to better reflect that burnout is a work-based syndrome caused by chronic stress.

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"You are working with the most amazing, passionate and hardworking people who want to improve the lives of others" – Nell Macdonald on what it's like to work for Planet Ark
Posted on Aug 15, 2019 12:20 PM |

People find amazing jobs on EthicalJobs.com.au every day. This is part of a series of blog posts that go behind the scenes to meet some of the people and organisations finding each other through EthicalJobs.com.au. Today’s story is from Nell Macdonald who found her job as Programs Development Manager at Planet Ark on EthicalJobs.com.au.

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Want to help the environment? First fix your work-life balance
Posted on Aug 08, 2019 03:32 PM |

When it comes to climate change, do you practice what you preach? While many of us express strong concern about the issue, there tends to be a yawning gap between this concern and many people’s willingness to actually act on it by doing things like using less power or petrol. A disturbing idea is that people’s choices are shaped by their work and social settings, and that people’s lifestyles therefore hold them back from taking action. This is the crux of what the downshifting movement has been telling us about for decades: that your choices are not just yours alone, but are heavily shaped by the environment in which you live, the hours you work and play, and the social norms you embrace.

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