Businesses are regularly on our site scouting for new employees that will fit their job opening. If you are searching for a new job, it is important to attract these businesses. The best way to get noticed is to make your job-seeker profile stand out from the crowd.
Busniesses are often flooded with resumes and spend hours wasting time filtering through them all. This is an outdated activity. I Want 2 Work has a fresh alternative to present your information. To make it easier and faster to filter relevant details, we present your top qualities in a quick snapshot called a Business Card. Our IW2W Business Cards visually communicate to employers what you offer more efficiently.
IW2W Business Cards present your profile picture, first name, professional summary, previous employment, education, skills and availability. So, how do YOU stand out? Here are some things to consider:
1. Profile picture
An image can tell a thousand words. Uploading a profile picture is a great opportunity to show how employable you are. Your profile picture can help you stand out from the crowd because you are a unique individual! However, we understand not everyone wants to post a picture of themselves. Therefore, we provide you with a few options to represent something about you, such as an image that reflects your preferred job or industry. For some tips on how to take an engaging profile picture, read our previous article here.
2. Professional summary
Your professional summary is your opportunity to write a snappy sentence or two to really grab attention and impress. Try and be authentic and highlight your strengths. Creative professional summaries are a fantastic way for you to promote yourself rather than simply blending in. It is the place to put your spin on your experience. You may choose to demonstrate your expertise or discuss your interests. If you need some pointers on how to write a professional summary, head to our previous article here.
3. Previous employment
It is super important to keep track of your employment history. Your experience is one of the first things an employer will look for when hiring. The previous employment section has priority placement on your IW2W Business Card.
To stand out from the crowd, make sure your previous employment is explained in a simple yet detailed manor. This will make it easier and faster for employers to skim across your information and determine if you are right for the job. It may also better the chances of your profile coming up in search results based on matched key words.
4. Video resume
Uploading a video resume is an amazing way to stand out on I Want 2 Work. Once an employer clicks onto your full profile your video is the first thing they see. It is a great opportunity to visually express your personality, strengths and professional interests. A video resume has the potential to be impacting and impressive. It allows an employer to see firsthand what you can offer. Need more convincing? See our previous article on why a video resume can help you land the job here.