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How to change from being ‘busy’ to becoming ‘productive’

By Blog, Tips and Advice

Are you one of those people that says “September’s over already?”. If you are, it may be because you feel so busy that the year has just flown by. With work and home life, does anyone have free time anymore? Well, perhaps it is time to start working on becoming less busy, and more productive.

What is the difference between being ‘busy’ and ‘productive’ you may ask? There is a huge difference between the two. You can be busy all day and still feel like you’re behind on accomplishing your tasks. Whereas if you are productive you most likely have made a solid start, if not you’re already finishing something you’ve set out to do.

For example, have you ever crossed off 80% of your to-do list without getting the two most important things completed? You might have been really busy, but were you productive? Here are some differences between busy people and productive people:

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How to resign and keep the peace

By Blog, Job Seeker

So, it’s time to resign and break the news to your current employer that you are moving on. This either means you’ve performed exceptionally well in your interview and landed a new job, or maybe you’ve decided to take some time off work to travel. Either way, resigning is something you’ll have to do which often can be tricky and bittersweet.

Resigning whilst keeping the peace is simpler than you may think. Even if you loved your job, or absolutely cannot wait to get out of the place, leaving your workplace gracefully is important as you never know when you might cross paths again.

Here are some tips to consider when you resign:

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How to write a cover letter: 6 easy steps

By Blog, Job Seeker

A cover letter can make or break your job application. It’s a way of introducing yourself and explaining your resume in response to a job brief. In short: this is your chance to tell an employer why your skills are the ones they need for the job.

Here are our tips to help you write a cover letter with impact:

Tip 1) Tailor it each time

You shouldn’t send the same cover letter for each job opportunity. Keep a base version, and each time you go for a job modify and alter certain parts to cater to the role.

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What your email inbox says about you

By Blog, Tips and Advice

There are two types of people in this world: those with hundreds of unread messages in their inbox, and those who can’t relax until that pesky little notification icon is gone. So, what does your email management say about you?

Inbox Zero

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

An organised inbox could also mean:

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What is a work personality?

By Blog, Job Seeker

If you can’t decide what you want to do for a job, try determining your work personality type. It will help narrow down what sort of work suits your strengths, to give you the best chance of success.

How does a personality test work?

A personality test gathers information about your character traits, decision-making methods, behaviour and attitudes, and it uses the information to categorise you into a particular type. There are a number of free online personality tests  and the most popular and longest-standing is the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI). It looks at:

  • An individual’s interaction with the world (Introvert/Extrovert)
  • The way you absorb information (Sensing/Intuitive)
  • Your decision-making tendencies (Thinkers/Feelers)
  • How you organise yourself (Judgers/Perceivers)

Depending on the outcome of the test, you will be categorised into one of 16 possible personality types. From there, you’ll know what sort of job suits you best, based on the demands of typical roles. For instance, an ISTP (introvert, sensor, thinker, perceiver) personality is a hard worker who values their responsibilities and commitments, and feels comfortable in roles such as civil engineer, economist or police officer.

Here are a few jobs suited to Myers-Briggs personality types:

The best job suited for YOUR personality type Myers-Briggs Type Indicator

When you’re taking a personality test, just be yourself. Many of these tests identify inconsistent answers so it’s best to answer honestly.

And if you’re looking for a new role – or you’re an employer who wants to hire new employees – I Want 2 Work can help. We match a candidate’s skills and experience with the right employers. Check it out today!


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Why YOU should work in Hospitality

By Blog, Job Seeker

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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4 ways to make your profile stand out from the crowd

By Blog, Job Seeker

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

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, Job Seeker

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

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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