Ethical Jobs Blog

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

"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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How to create a "master" resume
Posted on Aug 01, 2019 03:53 PM |

Got your resume looking perfect? Wrong! In fact, your resume should never look perfect. It should be a living document that shifts and changes for almost every job that you apply for. With years of work experience, you shouldn’t include every detail of your career each and every time you apply – instead, you should be tailoring your resume to the organisation and the role your applying for. And the easiest way to be able to tailor your resume for each application is to create a master resume. To do that, you should follow these five steps.

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The Inside Story: How to get a community-sector job in regional Australia
Posted on Jul 25, 2019 04:07 PM |

Ever wondered what hiring managers are looking for when they recruit for Australia's most sought-after NFPs? This month we speak to Simone Cottee, Human Resources Coordinator at Brophy Family & Youth Services (BFYS) for the lowdown on how to get a job in regional Australia. Brophy is the primary provider for youth and family services in South West Victoria. Brophy originated in 1974 with its beginnings in hostel accommodation for homeless youth, and has grown to employ around 150 people across a huge variety of services from mental health and homelessness services to education and training, and family support services.

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This is what a perfect resume looks like, according to Harvard career experts
Posted on Jul 18, 2019 04:10 PM |

Who hasn't wondered at some point during their job search: "Does my resume look like it should?" Unless you've got the time and money to consult a career coach or expert, perhaps no-one has ever mentioned that your resume looks terrible, is leaving out crucial information, or is otherwise stopping you from getting the interviews you've been trying so hard to secure!

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Would you like $50,000 to help change the world? Then these Social Change Fellowships are for you
Posted on Jul 11, 2019 02:31 PM |

If you're passionate about making positive social change happen in Australia, this could change your life. Win one of ten Fellowships valued up to $50,000 each.

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"There are jobs for the bank account and jobs for the soul." Frankie Opie on her career journey from floristry to microfinance
Posted on Jul 04, 2019 03:22 PM |

People find amazing jobs on EthicalJobs.com.au every day. Today’s story is from Frankie Opie who found her job as Microenterprise Development Manager at Many Rivers Microfinance. Many Rivers supports aspiring business owners with microenterprise development support and access to finance in order to see the potential of people and communities realised – with a focus on working with Indigenous Australians.

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What successful on-boarders do when starting a new role
Posted on Jun 27, 2019 01:27 PM |

So you've landed a new role! Congratulations on making it past all the hurdles. Now you're ready for the job you have always dreamed about. It's time to meet the new team, shake lots of hands, be shown your new desk. Admire the swish new surroundings. Then it's time to get down to business. Now there is only one critical thing that has been left out. From now on, you're on your own, and there's clearly no road-map to guide you. What do you do next?

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Four ways your name can affect your job prospects
Posted on Jun 20, 2019 12:33 PM |

What’s in a name? A lot, according to research. Your name can have a huge influence on your prospects in life. Much of this is due to bias, stereotyping and other rules of thumb that people employ when making judgements about others. Here are four ways your name can affect your job prospects.

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The inside story: how to get a job in health promotion
Posted on Jun 13, 2019 03:53 PM |

Ever wondered what hiring managers are looking for when they recruit for Australia's most sought-after NFPs? This month we speak to Alan Martin, Manager at WA AIDS Council about what it takes to get a job there. Dating back to 1985, WA AIDS Council is a health promotion organisation that leads the Western Australian community in the provision of a wide range of services in the prevention of HIV, sexually transmitted infections and blood borne viruses, and the treatment and care of people living with HIV and AIDS.

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