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Just Work: The Ethical Careers Guide


Edited by Gideon Burrows
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Green Books, Totnes, United Kingdom
Published: 20th Apr 2005
Dimensions: w 148mm h 210mm
ISBN-10: 1903998530
ISBN-13: 9781903998533
Barcode No: 9781903998533
Is it ethical to work for a big oil company like Shell, as long as you're in the renewable energy division? Or a health charity that funds testing on animals? What about a campaign group that doesn't condemn violent protest? Or a government funded aid agency working in Iraq? The Ethical Careers Guide is the essential careers handbook for anyone who wants to make the world a better place. It's a unique new guide to careers with a conscience, packed with features, interviews and dozens of career profiles: real people doing real ethical jobs. The Ethical Careers Guide tackles some of the most difficult questions about ethical jobs: what does ethical mean? Can working in finance ever be morally right? Is working in for a charity always ethical? It covers everything from working in international development and charities, to careers in corporate social responsibility or starting your own ethical business. Plus, articles on social enterprise, the public sector, volunteering, gap-years, the environment, media, fair trade, youth work, housing and regeneration. The Ethical Careers Guide offers practical advice about things to consider, what positions are available, the benefits, the challenges, how to apply and what the work is really like. Also includes, our unique Purple Pages directory of organisations offering volunteering, work experience and ethical jobs. In this edition: Comedian Mark Thomas takes on the corporate green-washers Get into Fundraising Award winning photojournalist Brent Stirton on recording a humanitarian crisis in Iraq Start your own Ethical Small Business Fly to an environment conference? 20 questions to help you decide what's ethical Development: Top tips on breaking into the sector PLUS many more articles, dozens of Career Profiles and the Purple Pages!

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