2021 was another challenging year for many of us, with the COVID-19 pandemic continuing to affect the way we live and work.
For many of us, the past two years have highlighted what’s most important in life.
For some, that might mean the realisation that it’s time for a new job – one that you can be truly passionate about.
And with a record number of jobs posted on EthicalJobs.com.au this year, it’s never been a better time to work for a better world.
So if you’ve been thinking about a career change or applying for your first ethical job, here’s a list of our top ten most popular articles from 2021 for some inspiration and advice.
Click through to check them out.
1. Six interview questions you can’t legally be asked – and what to do if you’re asked them
So you’ve been invited for an interview for your dream ethical job! You’ve prepared with answers to some of common interview questions, you’ve practiced the STAR method, and you may have even done some mock interviews.
But do you know which questions your potential employer can’t legally ask you? And have you considered how you might respond in the awkward situation that you get asked one of them?
2. Five more common interview questions – and how to answer them
Job interviews can be intimidating and stressful because there can be so much riding on them.
But just like any test, the better prepared you are, the more relaxed you can be and the better you’re likely to perform.
We’ve previously shared advice on how to answer five common job interview questions – it’s one of our most popular articles. So here are five more common questions and tips on how to answer them to help your best qualities shine through in your next interview.
3. NDIS Worker Screening Checks: what you need to know
Australia’s long-awaited national screening system for disability workers is here, meaning people with disability will be safer and better protected. And from August 1, 2021, it also means that anybody working in a risk assessed role needs to have a valid National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) clearance or a current application in progress.
If you’re keen to make a start working for a disability service provider, here’s everything you need to know about getting screened.
4. Exhausted by 2020? Here are five ways to recover and feel more rested throughout 2021
For most of us, 2020 was an exhausting year. The COVID-19 pandemic heralded draining physical health concerns, social isolation, job dislocation, uncertainty about the future and related mental health issues.
Although some of us have enjoyed changes such as less commuting, for many the pandemic added extra punch to the main source of stress – engaging in or searching for work.
Here’s what theory and research tells us about how to feel more rested and alive in 2021.
5. Five jobs in human rights and how to get them
So you want to work in human rights?
If you’re passionate about human rights but not sure where or how you could make a real difference, here are five types of human rights roles you’ll see advertised on EthicalJobs.com.au, and some tips for how to make the cut.
6. The inside story: how to get a job at The Smith Family
The Smith Family is a national, independent children’s not-for-profit organisation helping disadvantaged Australians to get the most out of their education, so they can create better futures for themselves.
In this article, we speak to Lee Grewal, Talent and Recruitment Advisor, to find out what they look for in candidates applying to work at The Smith Family.
7. The inside story: how to get a job at Berry Street
“Try to be calm, positive, listen to the question and take your time to think of an answer to ensure you answer it in full – and never be afraid to ask for the question to be repeated!”
In this article, Michael Gliddon, Lead Talent Acquisition Partner at Berry Street shares this advice and more for candidates looking to land a job at Berry Street.
Berry Street is one of Australia’s largest independent family service organisations, employing close to 1,400 staff.
8. Five top jobs in international aid and development – and how to get them
When people think of working for a better world, a job in international aid and development can easily spring to mind.
If you’re passionate about helping to end global poverty and improve the lives of people in the developing world, there are thousands of different ways you can make a difference without necessarily packing all your things and heading off to dig wells in rural Africa.
Here are five of the top jobs in international aid and development that you may never have considered, and some tips for how to land them.
9. Thinking of re-skilling but not sure what to do? Check out these top 5 emerging careers for some ideas
The future is ethical!
That’s the good news from the National Skills Commission (NSC) – a new government body that’s working to develop intelligence on Australia’s labour market, workforce changes and current and emerging skills needs.
For ethical jobseekers, what’s exciting is how many of these roles are – or at least could be – ethical jobs. Here are 5 ethical jobs from the list.
10. Five great animal welfare and protection jobs and how to get them
Do you love animals? Do you wish you could make their lives better? Whether it’s caring for lost and abandoned animals or educating others how to be kinder to our feathered, furred, or woolly non-human friends, there are plenty of pathways to a career in animal welfare and protection.
Here are a few of the animal rights roles you might see on EthicalJobs.com.au, and some tips for how to land one of them.