Ethical Jobs Blog

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

How to ask for a pay rise
Posted on Mar 01, 2018 03:05 PM |

Not happy with your current job? While your pay probably isn't the only reason you're unhappy, it might be a contributor. So before you throw in the towel on an otherwise great job, consider asking for a pay rise. You might be surprised at the response! Not sure how or when to start? Negotiations expert Professor Mara Olekalns offers some practical tips on how and when to negotiate a pay rise.

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The 4 "why"s to make your cover letter awesome
Posted on Feb 15, 2018 01:32 PM |

Are you applying for lots of jobs but not getting the interviews you want? The problem could well be with your cover letter. It’s often the first impression that a recruitment manager gets of you, so if it doesn’t make a great impression, you’re much less likely to get a chance at an interview. Here are the four essential things that should be in every cover letter you submit.

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This new bill threatens Aussie charities - here's what you can do
Posted on Feb 01, 2018 03:41 PM |

Australian charities and NFPs speak up for many of those who don’t otherwise get a voice in Australian political debate. Refugees, people experiencing homelessness, animals, people experiencing ill health (mental or physical), the environment – if Australian NFPs couldn’t advocate on their behalf, how much poorer and meaner would our society be? Sadly, new legislation from the Turnbull government means it’s not something you actually have to imagine – it might soon be a reality.

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Think working from home or a cafe is the answer to all your work woes? Think again
Posted on Jan 11, 2018 02:03 PM |

An increasing number of office workers can now work from any location for at least part of their working week. According to the Work Foundation, 30% of office workers can work from any location for at least part of their working week. This figure is expected to rise to 70% in the next few years. But mobile working also carries significant risks for individuals and organisations. Research shows that being constantly connected through your smartphone leads to an erosion of boundaries between work and non-work.

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Would you love to work at the Foundation for Young Australians? Here's what you need to know
Posted on Jan 04, 2018 02:20 PM |

Ever wondered what hiring managers are looking for when they recruit for Australia's most sought-after NFPs? Check out this interview with Alecia Rathbone, Deputy CEO at the Foundation for Young Australians (FYA). FYA is committed to creating generational transformation by improving the learning outcomes and life opportunities of young Australians. Based in Melbourne, it employs staff in a wide range of areas including research, program management, fundraising and more.

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Our 10 most popular posts of 2017
Posted on Dec 21, 2017 03:03 PM |

Did you hear that noise? That was 2017 flying by! We hope it’s been a great year for you. It’s been a big year at EthicalJobs.com.au, with more than 23,000 jobs advertised on the site this year! We’ll be taking a short break over the festive season, but in the meantime, here’s a list of the ten most popular blog posts from 2017 to keep you inspired over the break.

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Alice heads to Alice: The ethical job that inspired Alice Rose to move to the NT
Posted on Dec 14, 2017 03:01 PM |

People find amazing jobs on EthicalJobs.com.au every day. Today’s story is from Alice Rose, who found her job as the HR Assistant at Ngaanyatjarra Pitjantjatjara Yankunytjatjara (NPY) Women’s Council on EthicalJobs.com.au. Headquartered in Alice Springs, NPY Women’s Council is a community-based organisation that delivers a range of community, family, research and advocacy services to Ngaanyatjarra, Pitjantjatjara and Yankunytjatjara women in the central desert region of Australia.

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Why we are still convinced robots will take our jobs despite the evidence
Posted on Nov 30, 2017 01:47 PM |

The tale of new technologies causing the death of work is the prophecy that keeps on giving. Despite evidence to the contrary, we still view technological change today as being more rapid and dramatic in its consequences than ever before. So what will the future really look like if robots aren't about to take all our jobs?

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What you what you need to know to get into a disability service job
Posted on Nov 16, 2017 02:52 PM |

Ever wondered what hiring managers are looking for when they recruit for Australia's most sought-after NFPs? Check out this interview with Jason Stojkovski, Recruitment Specialist at Northcott - one of Australia’s largest not-for-profit disability service organisations. Northcott and has been operating for more than 85 years in NSW and the ACT, and employs around 1,000 staff who service more than 13,500 people each year!

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"Seek out jobs that will let you learn alongside meaningful work" - Benevolent Society's Joel Pringle on how he ended up campaigning for the rights of older Australians
Posted on Nov 02, 2017 03:54 PM |

People find amazing jobs on EthicalJobs.com.au every day. Today’s story is from Joel Pringle, who found his job as an Advocacy Campaigner at the Benevolent Society on EthicalJobs.com.au. As Australia’s first charity, the Benevolent Society has been helping people with disabilities, older Australians, children and families live their best lives since 1813!

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