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Did you miss any of our most popular posts of 2018?

And just like that, 2018 has come and gone!

We hope you’ve had a fantastic year. It has been a big year at EthicalJobs.com.au, with almost 27,000 jobs advertised on the site this year. We’re so happy you’ve joined our wonderful community of ethical job-seeekers – thank you for your support!

We’re taking a short break over the festive season but we’ll be back with many more ethical jobs on 2 January. Our first weekly email update of 2019 will also go out on 3 January.

In the meantime, we’ve assembled a list of our ten most popular blog posts of 2018 to catch up on over the break.

Click through to check them out:

1. The 4 “why”s to make your cover letter awesome

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.

2. Why your next job should be in disability support work

Working in the disability sector can be hugely rewarding – and with thousands of new jobs being created thanks to the NDIS, it’s a great way to get started at “working for a better world”. Here are the top reasons why you should consider disability work for your next job.

3. Want to work on one of the biggest mental health issues facing Australia?

We spoke to Robyn Turner, HR Manager – Victoria and Tasmania at Dementia Australia. The national peak body for people living with dementia and their families and carers, Dementia Australia has offices all around the country and employs staff in a wide range of areas like fundraising, marketing, and training.

4. Life Without Barriers reveals what makes a candidate stand out from the 40,000 applications they receive each year

We spoke to Tracy Donnarumma, Senior Recruitment Adviser at Life Without Barriers. Operating since 1995, Life Without Barriers is one of Australia’s largest not-for-profit organisations, working in more than 440 different communities across Australia to help people participate in society and live life to the fullest.

5. Would you love to work at the Foundation for Young Australians? Here’s what you need to know

We spoke to 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.

6. The inside story: How to get a job at the Centre for Multicultural Youth

We spoke to Karen Dimmock, Business Services Manager at the Centre for Multicultural Youth (CMY). Based in Victoria, CMY is a not-for-profit organisation that supports young people from migrant and refugee backgrounds to build better lives in Australia. It employs staff across the state in areas like social work, youth work, research and training.

7. How to get a job at one of Australia’s largest disability organisations, Yooralla

We spoke to Ben Linehan, Workforce Planning and Resource Manager – People and Culture at Yooralla. Established a hundred years ago in 1918, Yooralla is one of Australia’s largest not-for-profit disability services organisations and employs people in fields like disability support, allied health and administration.

8. Yes, you can get a job doing art therapy! How Kimberly Ryan landed her dream job in the field

We spoke to Kimberly Ryan, who found her job as an Expressive (Arts) at yourtown on EthicalJobs.com.au. Formerly known as BoysTown, yourtown is a community services provider that delivers a range of programs and services for children, young people and families around Australia.

9. This new bill threatens Aussie charities – here’s what you can do

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? Legislation from the Coalition government earlier this year threatened that this might soon be a reality.

10. How does your choice of university affect your future jobs?

Last year’s graduate labour market was the toughest on record. More people completing degrees and fewer jobs meant lower rates of full-time employment. A third of recent graduates seeking full-time work were still looking four months after completing their studies.


Have a safe and happy holiday and a great start to 2019 from the team at EthicalJobs.com.au!

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