Ethical Jobs Blog

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

Meet Fair Trade Employers: Fair@Square!
Posted on Dec 04, 2009 11:32 AM |

Are you interested in working in the fair trade industry? Interested in meeting potential fair trade employers in the Melbourne region? Then come check out the Fair@Square Festival 2009

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Is Overwork Affecting Your Health?
Posted on Dec 02, 2009 01:17 PM |

EthicalJobs.com.au has a look at a recently released Australian Institute report and what it tells us about the personal and social health effects of overwork.

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Go Home On Time Day
Posted on Nov 17, 2009 09:48 AM |

The Australia Institute has found that on average, half of all Australian employees do more work than they’re paid for. If you or someone you know deserves to go home on time, then jump online asap at http://gohomeontimeday.org.au and get a pass then GO HOME ON TIME!

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One Step Closer: Pay Equity for an Ethical Sector
Posted on Nov 16, 2009 01:53 PM |

“Forty years after Australian women won the right to equal pay, the Rudd Government will back a major test case seeking hefty pay rises for 200,000 mostly female workers in the community sector.”

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Engineers working to create sustainable, positive change for disadvantaged communities
Posted on Oct 28, 2009 12:21 PM |

Are you interested in international aid work and sustainable development? Are you an engineer interested in exploring the ethical volunteer and working opportunities available to you? Then the Engage 2009 conference is for you!

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Help us decide which charities to donate to!
Posted on Oct 22, 2009 03:19 PM |

Every 2 months EthicalJobs.com.au chooses 4 or 5 Australian charities we think are making the world a better place to make a donation to. We then ask our users to vote for the ones they think should get the donations. So who should be on the donation list to receive our $2000 for November & December? If you know of an Australian charity doing great work that would like a donation, log in and use the comments box to tell us in one sentence why they should be on our list . . .

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Can you find a job on Twitter?
Posted on Oct 21, 2009 11:29 PM |

Like most organisations now, EthicalJobs.com.au has embraced Twitter as a way to communicate with our community of users, and to get feedback from them too. But there's been some interesting discussion lately on a couple of blogs about job-seekers actually using Twitter to both boost their employability, and to find actual jobs. . . .

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Meaningful Work: Success is about Passion, Not Genius
Posted on Sep 21, 2009 02:58 PM |

What makes people really successful? Does having passion for your job really make a difference to how well you'll do it, or is it all about your innate abilities after all? Author Malcolm Gladwell talks about meaningful work in this clip from the Dreamforce conference in San Francisco. His recent book "Outliers" argues that it's commitment and passion, rather than genius, that really makes successful people successful.

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How do you make money and change the world at the same time?
Posted on Sep 03, 2009 12:51 PM |

"We all want to change the world", John Lennon famously sang. But actually doing it is the challenge, especially when trying to also balance the challenges of building a career, and of living and enjoying our lives. There's an inspiring new e-book out called How to Make Money and Change the World that aims to help people figure out the balance. It's a project of little Canadian group called DreamNow.org and it's a must-read for any ethical job-seekers who are serious about finding a job that really changes the world.

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Help us decide which charities to donate to!
Posted on Aug 11, 2009 01:56 PM |

Every 2 months EthicalJobs.com.au chooses 4 or 5 Australian charities we think are making the world a better place to make a donation to. We then ask our users to vote for the ones they think should get the donations. So who should be on the donation list to receive our $2000 for September & October? If you know of an Australian charity doing great work that would like a donation, log in and use the comments box to tell us in one sentence why they should be on our list . . .

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