Ethical Jobs Blog

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

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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Rudd is listening: 50,000 new green jobs and apprenticeships for Australia
Posted on Aug 03, 2009 02:06 PM |

Last week we asked readers of this blog and people on our jobseeker email list to email PM Kevin Rudd and tell him that while he may want young people to be "reasonable", and not to seek out their "dream jobs", we want an economy where all the jobs are "dream jobs". While we surely haven't been the only ones saying this, the great news is that PM Rudd has listened and responded to community demands, announcing a plan to create 50,000 green jobs and apprenticeships at the ALP conference over the weekend. . . .

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Young and looking for a great job? Be "reasonable" says Kevin Rudd.
Posted on Jul 30, 2009 04:23 PM |

So the federal government thinks that young people should be "realistic" and "practical" when looking for a job, rather than pursuing their dreams and finding a job that they really love (and one that makes a real difference!). According to Kevin Rudd, "It is important for all of us to be practical in terms of the jobs that are available in the economy." But why should young people have to be realistic? . . .

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Find an Organic Industry Job in Melbourne at the Organic Expo!
Posted on Jul 16, 2009 12:33 PM |

If you're in Melbourne and interested in an ethical job in the organic food industry, make sure you don't miss the Organic Expo, coming up next weekend - July 25-26 - at the Royal Exhibition Building, Carlton. It's a great opportunity to meet organic food and product producers, find out about the various products and services on offer, and have a chat about future work opportunities . . .

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