What are the UN sustainable development goals and why are they important for you and your career?

A short video explaining the UN Sustainable Development Goals. They are a great starting point for candidates looking for a career or job with purpose.  Make sure you also check out some of the individual Goal articles in this careers advice section and read employer interviews with organisations that have these goals at the heart of their business.

We sit down with Ethical Consumer’s Ruth Strange, to talk about the organisation, their mission and values, including how the UN Sustainable Development Goals relate to their work and how they plan to grow in the years ahead. Ruth gives us a bit more insight into company culture at Ethical Consumer, as well as sharing useful resources for those looking to dive more into the industry and issues Ethical Consumer tackles.

As part of our ‘Work for UN Sustainable Goals’ series here at Ethical Jobseeker, we caught up with Rambert’s Head of HR and EDI, Tigho Feldman, to talk about the organisation, what they do, and why the UN Sustainable Development Goal 10 Reduced Inequalities is so important to Rambert.

Through our conversation we learn a bit more about the qualities Rambert look for in candidates, along with advice for future career changers and entry-level jobseekers. 

Candidates are not greedy it is just economics.  This article looks at the challenges for employers making job offers in a candidate driven market and offers advice and tips on how to make a fair and considered offer that candidates will appreciate.

As part of our ‘Work for UN Sustainable Development Goals’ campaign, we are taking some time to explore Goal 10. Reduced Inequalities. The world has never been more divided; therefore, it is more important than ever that we understand this crucial goal, why it is important for everyone to consider as they navigate their career, and what employers are currently out there leading the way in reducing the equality gap. 

Continuing our ‘Work for UN Sustainable Development Goals’ series, we take some time this week to speak with Krystle Williams, HR Manager at Global Witness, about the critical work her organization does to support worldwide campaigns and drive efforts towards a more just, equal planet in the face the climate crisis and a global epidemic of human rights abuse. Not only does Krystle give us some helpful tips and resources for you to use in your next ethical job search, but we discuss the culture and people behind Global Witness, and what it takes to drive success in one of the world’s most exciting NGOs. 

This week, we dive into one of the most innovative and exciting areas of the UN Sustainable Development Goals, No. 7, Affordable and Clean Energy. Read on to find out why this goal might just be your perfect stepping-stone into a more ethical, impactful career, and what employers are leading the way when it comes to embracing this goal and creating positive change for a brighter, cleaner future. 

In this article as part of our ‘Work for UN Sustainable Development Goals’ series we are looking into Goal 13. Climate Action, explaining exactly what the goal is and why it’s important, as well as highlighting employers who are standing at the forefront of Climate Action advocacy. 

As part of our ‘Work for UN Sustainable Goals’ series, we caught up with Soil Association’s Head of Human Resources, Katie Dominy, to talk about the organisation, what they do, and why the UN Sustainable Development Goals are so important to their mission. We learn a bit more about the qualities Soil Association look for in candidates, along with advice for future career changers and entry-level jobseekers. 

This week, as part of our ‘Work for UN Sustainable Development Goals’ series,  we’re chatting with Too Good To Go’s Head of People and Culture UK, David Palliser, to discuss Too Good To Go’s vision and mission for the future, as well as what UN SDG Goal 12. Responsible Consumption and Production means to them as a B-Corp certified organisation and pioneer in the industry. 

In this artice for our ‘Work for the UN Sustainable Development Goals’ campaign, we will take a closer look at Goal 12 Responsible Consumption and Production, why it is important and showcase some employers on a mission to help.

Our founder Sam McKee, talks with Simon Birch from Ethical Consumer about the rise in demand for ethical employers, competition for conservation jobs and more. Read the article released in Ethical Consumers July/August 21 edition.

A guide to conducting a consistent and fair telephone screening process with Telephone Screen template.

A cover letter is an important, and often under-rated (by candidates) aspect of an application process. Use a cover letter to show you understand the organisation's mission and share their vision.

For more about organisations that can use your numerical skills and finance expertise for good.

If you are on the search for a truly ethical employer, then a recognised Social Enterprise organisation is definitely a good place to start. 

If you are looking for a career in the private sector but you also want to ensure the company you work for has a positive attitude to society and the environment then a B Corp business is likely to be a good fit for you.

Writing a successful recruitment advert is a challenge. You are selling the opportunity to work with your organisation. A poorly worded recruitment advert can affect your brand image as well as your response levels.

So, you have defined what you are looking for from your next job! Now its time to search for those jobs that meet your criteria.

To maximise your chances of success, take your time and truly consider your job search before clicking apply. Work is where we spend a large proportion of our time on average 3500 days of our lifetime, and has an impact on our lives beyond the hours we spend at our desk or on the shop floor. Deciding where to work should take consideration.