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Working in Customer Service
New Worker, Workplace

The Best Ways To Survive Working In A Customer Service Role

Being a millennial, it means you are unfairly maligned at points, you are described as lazy, entitled, and apparently we expect something for nothing. Yet, the vast majority of career go-getting millennials find themselves working in customer service roles, namely contact centers.

This may not be how most people view a career, especially if you are working in an environment where your efforts are not recognized, but, for lots of people looking to make something of themselves, either in industries like insurance, or customer service, this is a necessary evil.

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Feeling unsafe at work
New Worker, Workplace

Do You Feel Safe In Your Job?

This might seem like such a broad question to ask, but do you truly feel safe in your job? Not safe as in your physical safety, but in other aspects as well. Do you feel mentally stable? Is your job secure? Do you feel happy coming into work each day?

Your mental stability is so important and your job or workplace plays an active role in how you’ll generally react. If you’re feeling unsafe, it should naturally result to stress and could affect how you treat loved ones or people around you.

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What to take care of before retirement
New Worker, Workplace

What to Take Care of Before Retirement

So many times I’ve had to think of what life will be like after retirement. You are probably puzzled and wondering why I’ll be thinking of this when I’m not even so close to turning thirty!

The truth is that I can’t quite help it. I wouldn’t call myself much of a planner, but I do think of the future.

I follow some finance blogs, I read a lot about finance these days. Since relocating and having to learn about the credit system, mortgage and all that, it’s become important that I do since the only family I now have here, is that which I started haha: husband and I.

I try to learn more about savings, investments, etc. just to keep myself abreast.

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Fear of Phone Conversations at Work
New Worker, Workplace

If you have the Fear of Phone Conversations at Work, You can Overcome it Now!

I had something close to a heart-to-heart talk (phone conversation) with someone in the past and I’ll never forget what this person told me. He said: “Everyone has their own struggles no matter how trivial it may appear.”

And quite honestly, I felt this soothing calmness in my nerves.

For one, I was very relaxed to know that he actually appreciated that I might be going through my own storms even if it’s not worth anything to him, depending on what his life encounters have been and what he sees as a challenge or not.

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New Worker, Workplace

The Secrets to Overcoming Imposter Syndrome

For the longest time, I didn’t know that it had a specific term attached to it but I certainly knew that there was something more to it. If you find it difficult to appreciate your achievements no matter how minute. If you consistently find it difficult to accept praise or believe that you are good enough.

If you find it difficult to internalize that you are good enough or fail to appreciate your effort, but rather choose to measure your success with that of others or compare your ‘success’ to that of another, then it could be that you are suffering from Imposter Syndrome.

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Career change shift
New Worker, Workplace

If You’re Switching Careers, Make It One For the Future

*This is a collaborative post.

If you’re not sure if you want to continue in your current career, it can be difficult trying to figure out what to do next, especially with so many options available to you. However, there is one simple way to narrow down the choices: take a look at the careers that are expected to grow in the coming years.

With the rise of automation, there’ll be a whole host of jobs that will soon be obsolete, but there are some professions that will do the opposite. If you are an ardent reader of this blog, you already know that I changed my career.

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Working abroad overseas
New Worker, The Immigrant Worker

Challenges you Better be Ready for if you Want to Work Overseas

Working halfway across the world is a dream come true for many people who want to get more from their career than a wage. There’s plenty of proof that it works, as well. People have been seeking and finding lives all across the world and in more ways than you might think.

If you think you’ve found that dream opportunity, you might be tempted to leap on in. However, there are real challenges to face when working overseas and opportunities that many fail to catch. Get ready for them and you can be one of the success stories, not one of the horror stories.

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How to approach your boss with a problem
New Worker, Workplace

4 Steps for Approaching Your Boss With a Problem

*This is a collaborative post.

No matter where you work or what you do, you’ll always have to communicate with people. There are times when problems will arise at work that involve other people. Even if you work from home on your own, you may have an emergency that means you have to disappoint a client.

Although working online often means you have increased flexibility, it doesn’t mean you’re exempt from things going wrong. So, how do you approach someone you work with, with a problem?

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negotiating at work
New Worker, Workplace

Learn How Millions of People Negotiate at Work

When many people hear ‘negotiation’, they think a pay increase, but it shouldn’t be. Is a salary increase the only thing that can be negotiable in the workplace? From my experience, it isn’t. I’ve been able to negotiate other things from time to time.

If everyone shared the same belief and thought like we did, life might have been somewhat easier to navigate. Reality check— that’s not so! Learning the art of negotiation is the only way out.

At work, you’ll encounter various types of people with diverse personalities. It becomes imminent that negotiating your way around things and reaching a compromise mutually benefiting to both parties is the proper way to handle affairs in the workplace.

Some people are not aware of this and believe that everything should go their own way, but since you are a member of the Zinny Factor community, I’ll be sharing a few ways I’ve learned to incorporate the art of negotiation.

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