Ethical Jobs Blog

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

A good job is good for your mental health too!
Posted on Apr 06, 2011 04:03 PM |

Could having a bad job be worse than not having one at all? According to a comprehensive survey undertaken by the Centre for Mental Health at the Australian National University, the answer is yes.

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We've signed the Ethical Paper Pledge - will you?
Posted on Feb 16, 2011 02:17 PM |

Got an ethical job? Get ethical paper! If you're working with a community organisation or ethical company, talk to your management about getting them to sign on to the Ethical Paper Pledge. We have!

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Calling all Eco-Entrepreneurs!
Posted on Feb 03, 2011 09:10 AM |

Need a funding or training boost for that amazing climate change project or idea of yours? The British Council, in partnership with Lloyd's Register Quality Assurance, have just launched the Big Green Idea in Australia, giving 18-35 year olds the chance to win one of six $10,000 grants along with some serious training and project support.

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Take your first Green Steps towards an environmental career
Posted on Jan 27, 2011 01:58 PM |

Hoping to break into an environmental job but unsure where to start? Wishing your organisation was more sustainable but don't know how to start pushing for change? Consider gaining some great new sustainability skills with Green Steps @ Work! . . .

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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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