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 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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"I've earned the big salaries in the public sector, but the NFP sector wins hands down" - Charmaine Clark shares why
Posted on Apr 03, 2019 10:18 PM |

People find amazing jobs on EthicalJobs.com.au every day. Today’s story is from Charmaine Clark, who found her job working on the Regional Aboriginal Family Violence Research project at Gunditjmara Aboriginal Cooperative - an Aboriginal community controlled healthcare organisation - on EthicalJobs.com.au.

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Six ways to build your resilience at work
Posted on Mar 28, 2019 12:19 PM |

We're all faced with obstacles at work, whether its a backlog of to dos, new targets or systems, or looming deadlines – alongside all the usual criticism, office politics and pressures from our personal lives. One way we can deal with all this is to build our resilience - our capacity to respond to the pressures and challenges brought about by everyday life. In essence, it is about how well we can bounce back from difficult circumstances, disappointment and failure – the “rubber ball” factor. The good news is that we can change our natural responses by boosting our resilience and improving the way we react to stress. A study of nurses found that working to strengthen their personal resilience helped reduce their vulnerability to workplace adversity. Here are some suggestions for how you can attempt to do the same.

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What does it take to get an ethical job in regional or remote NT? Anglicare NT's HR Manager shares all
Posted on Mar 19, 2019 03:13 PM |

Ever wondered what hiring managers are looking for when they recruit for Australia's most sought-after NFPs? This month we speak to Kirrily Freeson, HR Manager at Anglicare NT, a key provider of community services across urban, regional and remote areas of the Northern Territory, employing staff in a range of areas including aged care, disability support and mental health services.

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Why receiving a job rejection could be your greatest teacher
Posted on Mar 08, 2019 01:44 PM |

Recruiters and human resources professionals know that the ratio of successful candidates to those rejected is in massive disproportion. With some prized graduate roles attracting more than five thousand applicants (!) for a single vacancy, is it any wonder that many job-seekers leave the selection process disappointed and jaded? What's more is that when you literally receive dozens of job rejections, it is easy to get into a downward spiral of despair. Here's five reasons why you shouldn't get caught in that trap.

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Change the lives of Indigenous children? Sarah Francis of SNAICC tells how she found her job doing just that
Posted on Feb 19, 2019 06:41 PM |

Ever wondered what hiring managers are looking for when they recruit for Australia's most sought-after NFPs? This month we speak to Sarah Francis, Communications Officer at SNAICC – National Voice for our Children. Established in 1981, SNAICC is a national non-government peak body in Australia representing the interests of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children and families.

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Four common mistakes that could ruin your chances in a job interview
Posted on Feb 14, 2019 03:21 PM |

If you make it to the job interview stage of an application process, the prospect of a new job is very much in sight. Make a good impression and you are likely to get the opportunity you want. But imagine you get to the interview and, despite being highly qualified and motivated, you end up not getting the job offer. In spite of your best efforts to made a good impression, the chances are you made one of these four common errors.

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The Inside Story: how to get a job that combines sport and working with people with a disability
Posted on Jan 31, 2019 01:17 PM |

Ever wondered what hiring managers are looking for when they recruit for Australia's most sought-after NFPs? This month we speak to Susan Solakovic, HR and Volunteers Manager at Sporting Wheelies and Disabled Association, Queensland's peak body for sport, recreation and fitness for people with a physical disability or vision impairment. Their vision is for for every Queenslander with a disability to have opportunities to live a more active and healthy life.

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Can one job bring together work with refugees, environmental issues and organic food? Courtney Salter found one at Green Connect
Posted on Jan 17, 2019 04:03 PM |

People find amazing jobs on EthicalJobs.com.au every day. Today’s story is from Courtney Salter, who found her job as Zero Waste Coordinator at Green Connect on EthicalJobs.com.au. Based in Port Kembla, NSW, Green Connect is a not-for-profit social enterprise that focuses on creating more jobs for former refugees and young people to grow fair food and reduce waste to landfill. It employs staff in areas including Recycling and Waste Management, Management, Environment and Sustainability, Green Products and Services, Multiculturalism and Diversity, Community Development.

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