Ethical Jobs Blog

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

Shouldn't community jobs get equal pay? Equal Pay Day of Action - 15 December 2010
Posted on Dec 09, 2010 03:48 PM |

Last month, the Gillard government came out in opposition to the test claim under the Fair Work Act by the Australian Services Union for equal pay for social and community jobs. In response, the union has called on people working in the sector, employers and any other supporters to rally on 15 December for an Equal Pay Day of Action. . .

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Tomorrow is Go Home on Time Day!
Posted on Nov 23, 2010 11:40 AM |

Do you find yourself working back late? Never quite getting out the door on time? Are there never enough hours in the day to do all the things you need or want to do? Well, Go Home On Time Day on November 24 is your chance to win back some work/life balance!

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Interested in a volunteer job overseas? Don't miss the Volunteers In Aid Conference
Posted on Nov 18, 2010 12:06 PM |

If you're thinking about doing volunteer work overseas, make sure you get along to the Mandala Foundation's Volunteers In Aid Conference in Melbourne on Friday, December 3. In celebration of International Volunteers’ Day, the conference includes presentations from experienced volunteers and a variety of vocational opportunities in international volunteering. . . .

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The good oil on green jobs in Sydney
Posted on Oct 14, 2010 02:59 PM |

Are you looking for a green job or hoping to break into the "environmental jobs" sector? Or are you just interested in how Australia can make the transition to an environmentally sustainable economy in Australia? The Nature Conservation Council of NSW, partnering with the City of Sydney, is holding a free half day forum with guest speakers to discuss and answer questions you have on green jobs.

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Equal Pay Day 2010 - Women's work still underpaid
Posted on Sep 06, 2010 04:57 PM |

Did you know that Saturday Sept 4 was Equal Pay Day - that is, the point in the (financial) year that a woman would need to work until to earn what a man would have earned in the previous financial year. Coming 66 days after the financial year, that equates to a gender pay gap of 18%. That's not only an increase from the 17% recorded in 2009, but it's even an increase from 1977, when the pay gap was only 12%!

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Pursuing your dream job - a risky business?
Posted on Aug 31, 2010 02:17 PM |

In this guest article, Anna Rose – co-founder of the Australian Youth Climate Coalition (AYCC), now Australia’s largest youth-run organisation, and the 2009 Environment Minister’s joint ‘Young Environmentalist of the Year’ – looks at what it takes to turn down lucrative corporate job offers to follow your dreams in the non-profit job world. Thanks Anna!

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Nominate your favourite community group for our next donation!
Posted on Aug 26, 2010 02:55 PM |

As you may have noticed, our home page features a poll of our users to help us donate to some of Australia's neediest charities and community groups. With the latest poll coming to an end, we're looking for four new charities to share in our next donation of $2,000.

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From Brisbane to China: The places an ethical job will take you!
Posted on Jul 29, 2010 04:15 PM |

If you're looking for that perfect community job or environmental job, but but haven't yet found that golden opportunity, you might take some comfort in the story of someone who really has found their "dream job". So let us share Tim Robinson's story with you ...

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Looking for an environmental job in Canberra? Head to the Canberra Sustainable Careers Expo!
Posted on Jul 16, 2010 12:53 AM |

Looking for a career in the ever-expanding and crucial area of sustainability: natural resource management, environmental science, environmental law, education, environmental policy, wildlife protection, waste management, research, environmentally-friendly small business, organic farming, sustainable energy and sustainable urban design? Then the second annual Canberra Sustainable Careers Expo is for you!

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The Unsung Benefits of Community Jobs: Flexibility and Respect
Posted on Jul 08, 2010 04:24 PM |

We often hear about the pay discrepancy between community jobs and jobs in other sectors, however we rarely hear about the non-monetary benefits of working in these sectors. I have worked in community sector for the last seven years and while I do believe the pay discrepancy is wrong and should be remedied, it is something I knew about when I entered the sector. I made a considered choice to accept a lower rate of pay because I felt that the non-monetary benefits of the sector far outweighed the extra money I could get working in these other industries.

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