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 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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Five ways to clarity out of a perfect career storm
Posted on Jun 06, 2019 03:31 PM |

A perfect career storm happens when a number of factors combine to unseat you from your current job. It effectively awakens and shakes you out of the slumber of routine and disinterest that has penetrated deep into your soul.

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"Don’t settle and don’t give up" – Katherine Morgan's secret to finding her dream job at Court Network
Posted on May 30, 2019 11:42 AM |

People find amazing jobs on EthicalJobs.com.au every day. Today's story is from Katherine Morgan, who found her job as the National Communications and Operations Officer at Court Network on EthicalJobs.com.au. Court Network is a frontline community organisation that supports people to access the court system in Victoria and Queensland.

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 Ten things you should know about volunteering's immeasurable value
Posted on May 23, 2019 04:16 PM |

This week is National Volunteer Week (20-26 May), which celebrates the contributions of the 6 million Australians who volunteer their time. In this guest post by Melanie Oppenheimer Chair of History, Flinders University, we discover 10 core features of volunteering that should be considered to understand this integral, yet generally overlooked, part of our society.

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The inside story: how to get a job at Jesuit Social Services
Posted on May 16, 2019 01:05 PM |

This month we speak to Debbie Jarvis, HR Coordinator, and Susan O’Brien, General Manager Human Resources, at Jesuit Social Services. Dating back to 1977, Jesuit Social Services offers widespread outreach programs around Australia, working to build a just society where all people can live to their full potential. The organisation employs more than 300 staff in a range of fields spanning social work, community development, administration, communications and fundraising.

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Seven successful steps to find your dream job
Posted on May 09, 2019 10:11 AM |

The key to a successful job search is more often than not an exercise in unlearning a whole lot of bad habits. As with any learned habits, these have come to you initially with good intentions. The best of intentions actually. The first people we often go to for advice are those who already have jobs. Unfortunately, those are the very people who haven't had to apply for a job for some time.

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From volunteer to team leader: How Lauren Clery climbed her way through her dream environmental conservation organisation
Posted on May 02, 2019 10:00 AM |

Today’s story is from Lauren Clery, who found her job as the Skilling Queenslanders for Work Trainee Supervisor at Conservation Volunteers Australian (CVA) on EthicalJobs.com.au. Founded in 1982, Conservation Volunteers Australia is an Australian not-for-profit conservation organisation that attracts and coordinates volunteers for environmental restoration projects. It employs staff in areas including conservation, management, finance and more.

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Flexible working can reinforce gender stereotypes
Posted on Apr 23, 2019 04:15 PM |

Flexible working is becoming a must for many. One recent report found a quarter of UK workers have refused a job due to a lack of flexibility. This number jumps to 40% for millennial workers for whom work-life balance and flexible working is key when evaluating a job prospect. Many hope that flexible working can help tackle the persistent gender pay gap. But my work with Tanja van der Lippe into the reality of how flexible working plays out shows that it can end up reinforcing gender stereotypes if cultural norms go unchecked.

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The inside story: How to get a job at the Alcohol and Drug Foundation
Posted on Apr 18, 2019 02:59 PM |

This month we speak to Laura Esperanza, People & Culture Business Partner at the Alcohol and Drug Foundation (ADF). The ADF provides facts, resources and programs to prevent and minimise alcohol and other drug harm in Australian communities. Based in Melbourne, the organisation employs staff in a range of areas from alcohol and other drugs to community development and support work.

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Should I stay or should I go? How to decide whether you should leave your current job
Posted on Apr 11, 2019 10:01 AM |

Should I stay or should I go? At some stage, every employee will be faced with that question. The decision you make will set the path for your next career quest. Will you be on your way to a budding CEO? Or will you be sitting at the same desk everyday for who knows how long? But you know that waiting for something just around the corner is merely reacting to life. You want to grab onto and make that next step a really rewarding one. But how do you do it without appearing to be an indecisive 'job-hopper' with more jobs on your resume than you can count?

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