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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.

Businesses are often flooded with resumes and spend hours wasting time filtering through them all. 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 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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What job should I do?

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” because 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 be in, but it could find you in a job that may not maximise your strengths, abilities or happiness. Narrowing your search can increase your chances of landing a job you enjoy – but how do you know what job suits you best?

Here are some tips to help you discover your own skills, and how to turn them into a career:

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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, training, 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?

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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What should you do if you feel stressed at work?

By | Blog, Employer, Health, Job Seeker, Lifestyle, Stress

Work stress isn’t fun, and it’s alarmingly common. News research shows 64 per cent of Australians are stressed at least once a week at work. Heavy workloads, unrealistic deadlines, working overtime, time pressures, miscommunication and lack of support can all contribute to work stress levels. Staying healthy at work is essential for your productivity and wellbeing, but jobs can inherently be difficult at times. If your work stress is getting on top of you, try these tips. Read More

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Your work availability – When are you ‘truly’ available

By | Availability, Blog

Determining your work availability is super important when applying for any job role. It is also something that you will need to manage throughout your working career. As work plays a central role in the lives of many, deciding when you will be available to work is something that you should spend a considerable amount of time contemplating.

A potential employer will ask for your work availability to see if your schedule is compatible with the job role and organisation. Once you have a job, you may also have to navigate working availability when dealing with extra shifts, applying for leave or changes in the organisation.

We understand figuring out your working availability and informing your current or future employer can sometimes be tricky. So, here are some things for you to consider:

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