how to write an engaging cover letter

How to write a cover letter

By | Blog, Career Development, Interview, Job Seeker, Recent Articles

A cover letter is one of the first things an employer will read when you go for a job. Therefore, it is something you should spend a considerable amount of time on before you start searching for a new job. The purpose is to provide additional information and explain your resume in response to a job brief.

Here are our tips to help you write an engaging cover letter:

Tip 1) Tailor and modify

You shouldn’t send the same cover letter for each job opportunity. It is a great idea to keep a base version of your cover letter. Each time you go for a job, you should modify and alter certain parts to cater to the role.

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there are 2 types of people in the world, what does your email inbox say about you personality

There are 2 types of people in the world: What does your inbox say about you?

By | Blog, Employer, Job Seeker, Recent Articles

Most of us spend way too much time throughout the working day on our emails. Even though our job title may not be “Professional Emailer”, it is something that most of us have to do.

However, not all of us keep on top of our emails. There are two types of people in this world. There are those people with hundreds of unread messages in their inbox, and others who can’t relax until that pesky little notification icon is gone. So, what does your inbox say about you?

Inbox Zero

If your inbox is completely and entirely clean with all messages and emails read, you are part of the majority! One user poll recorded 67% of people achieve an empty inbox (inbox zero).

We prioritise our emails because each one that comes through our inbox potentially could be important or it begs for organisation. Here is what your inbox could say about your personality:

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personality type and job

The best job suited for YOUR personality type

By | Blog, Career Development, Job Seeker, Personal Profile, Recent Articles

Your personality is a layered, ambiguous and is something that may change over time. Many people with the same personality type may still be vastly different. Therefore, is it worthwhile to discover your personality type? Well, it is quite useful especially in an employment context.

Why is it beneficial for work?

There are a number of tools used by employers to understand and categorise personality in an employment context. The aim of these tools is to help get people into the right roles for them, ensuring that they have the best chance of succeeding.

To categorise personality types, most tools gather information about character traits, decision-making methods, behaviour and attitudes. From these categories, conclusions can be drawn. For example, your personality type may indicate what attracts or repels you. It could also identify situations which may cause you stress.

Understanding your own personality in an employment context can be a helpful guide for understanding what sort of personalities gravitate towards certain jobs.

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why you should work in hospitality

Why YOU should work in Hospitality

By | Blog, Career Development, Hospitality, Job Seeker, Recent Articles

If you are thinking about starting a career in the hospitality industry, you are making a great choice. Working in hospitality offers you a wide range of job opportunities and has loads of advantages over other industries.

Here is why YOU should work in hospitality:

1. The People:

If you are a people person or even if you aren’t, you can become more friendly, personable and open through working in hospitality. Hospitality jobs involve talking and managing different people. Some may be local, others may be tourists from all around the world. That is something you don’t get in every workplace or industry.

2. Your Skillset:

Working with a diverse range of customers and interacting across different cultures and age groups will give you a valuable skillset. Learning to communicate effectively with others is something which you can carry with you into any job position in the future and also transfer into other industries if you wish to change careers.

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i want 2 work stand out from the crowd

4 ways to make your profile stand out from the crowd

By | Blog, Job Seeker, Professional Profile, Professional Summary, Profile Picture, Recent Articles, Video Resume, Work History

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:

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6 jobs that benefit speaking a second language

6 job positions that benefit from speaking a second language

By | Blog, Job Seeker, Languages, Recent Articles, Skills

The ability to speak more than one language gives YOU an advantage over other job seekers.

Australia is a multicultural society, which speaks various languages. According to the latest Census data, 21% of Australians speak a language other than English at home. That is one in five Australians! The most popular languages include Mandarin, Arabic, Cantonese and Vietnamese.

It is increasingly becoming an advantage to speak more than one language in Australia, particularly when seeking a new job due to the attraction from prospective employers. Bilingual or multilingual candidates are attractive for employers as they have the ability to break down language and cultural barriers within the organisation and also relations to its customers or clients.

If you fluently speak another language, your skills are particularly useful in the following industries:

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4 ways to discover what job you want

4 ways to discover what job you want

By | Blog, Career Development, Job Seeker, motivation, Recent Articles, Skills

Have you ever been on the job search and thought to yourself “I’ll apply for anything?” Perhaps you are unsure of what type of career you want to build. Being open to working in a variety of jobs is a great mindset to hold. However, it could find you in a job that may not maximise your strengths, abilities or happiness. Refining your job search can strengthen your chances of landing a job. One that you could be successful in, and actually enjoy!

Realising what job you want starts with YOU. Here are some tips to help discover your own skills and how to turn them into a career:

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employment history is important

Why you should track your employment history

By | Blog, Job Seeker, Recent Articles, Work History

Keeping track of your employment history throughout your working life is a good habit to get stuck into. It helps you stay organised and prepared for the future of your career, wherever it may take you.

Employment history can include anything that relates to work. You should be documenting your jobs, but also any volunteering, work experience and internships. That way, when you are ready to move on and look for a new job, or an opportunity arises, you are ready to go.

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why do we like new things new year new me philosophy

Why do we like new things?

By | Blog, Career Development, Health, Job Seeker, motivation, Recent Articles

Ever wondered why we like new things? We may want a new phone, new clothes or new places to visit? According to scientists, we like new things because we are attracted to novelty.

So, when it comes to a new year of work, is it worth translating the classic ‘new year, new me’ philosophy into the workplace? Well, it might actually be more useful than you may think. When our brains react to novelty, we release dopamine which is linked to our motivation, as well as our learning and memory capabilities. These processes are also all extremely applicable for the work environment.

To gain the benefits of ‘newness’ this year at work, here is what we suggest:

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