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Things to Take Note of As New Immigrant Canada- Zinny Factor
The Immigrant Worker

Key Things That Affect Your Life As a New Immigrant

Being a new immigrant is no easy feat and we’ll continue to touch different matters related to immigration. When I meet people for the first time, they usually want to know where I come from.

Some people say my accent sounds French, which is strange to me. But irrespective, I don’t regret being an immigrant, I believe it’s changed my perspective and notion of life in many ways.

That explains why I share my knowledge with you all because I’m of the opinion that someone out there might learn one or two things. Scratch that – I believe someone will be wise enough to learn from some of my mistakes and not have to go repeat them.

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How to Balance Side Hustle with Full-time Job - ZInny Factor
Employee's Workplace, Entrepreneur's Workplace, Side Hustle Series

How To Balance Your Side Hustle With A Full-Time Job

I’ve been multi-faceted since I can last remember, little wonder I like the idea of discussing how to balance life with your side hustle. Or how to balance your side hustle with life’s obligations.

Growing up, I loved writing, acting, drawing, reading, styling hair, painting and so on.

I also tried out make up for a while even though I don’t really play around with those these days. I can keep writing about all the things I love to do but I’m sure you get the point.

When I’m not spending time updating this blog, you’ll find me working with a client, writing for other platforms, taking pictures alongside my husband for obaallen.com. I happen to be a second shooter for him these days and I love it!

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How to get a Job as an International Student or Immigrant Student - Zinny Factor
The Immigrant Worker

6 Ways To Get A Job As An International Student/ Immigrant Student

“How do I get a job as an immigrant student?” If I received a dollar for every time someone asked me this question, I’d most definitely have a fatter bank account by now.

Sometimes I’m baffled at how often I receive this question but then I remember that that’s part of the reason why Zinny Factor was born — to answer questions and provide solutions to issues that aren’t readily available!

I’ve received this question countless times and the truth is that I answer it differently each time. We all love the internet. It gives you the opportunity to share information on about anything! Makes you feel so connected to anyone far or near.

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Immigrant's Story
Employee's Workplace, Entrepreneur's Workplace, The Immigrant Worker

The Changing Job Market: An Immigrant’s Story

While contemplating becoming an immigrant in Canada, I decided to move for several reasons and if I’m being honest, I had to consider whether my career will still be in line. 

Thankfully, I was already certain that I didn’t want to go ahead with practicing law so that was out of the way – no need for re-evaluation, articulation, re-examination, re-qualification and believe me, I was excited.

But choosing a career also bothered me a great deal. I didn’t want to start one that I will detest, another life where I feel trapped in a career that I didn’t enjoy and I knew would dwindle in the long run. One where I felt like I wasn’t making use of my passions and talents.

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Learning about life when working abroad
Inspiration, The Immigrant Worker

Learning About Life When Working Abroad

Somethings in life are not for everyone. That has to be the caveat I’ll start with because hurling yourself into a new job in a new country that is saturated with new cultures and ways of doing things is not everyone’s mug of Earl Grey.

It can’t be.

But for those that have decided this is the route they want to go, wow, it is one of the most amazing ways of boosting your career and one of the most exciting ways to grow as a person.

Having the right attitude may only be part of it, but it’s definitely the foundation you need in order to make a success of your decision, especially when you hit that three-month wall.

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The Immigrant Worker

How to Communicate Better as an Immigrant | Canadians HAD NO CLUE what I was Saying!!

This video is real. I’m sharing the challenges I’ve had to deal with as an immigrant in the workplace and communication seems to top the chart. I also share tips that have helped me communicate better as an immigrant in this new video.

I tell true stories and of course, I don’t end it there. Watch the full vlog and chitchat and let me know what you think in the comment section. I love it when I hear back from you. I hope you enjoy and learn something from my experience.

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The Immigrant Worker

Making Career Decisions as an Immigrant (Life as an Immigrant in the Workplace)

I receive a number of emails from readers frequently related to life as an immigrant in the workplace. It’s really humbling to know that many of you find me worthy enough to share your stories with. What triggered my blogging journey was the need to have space where I could share challenges I was going through as a young person in the workforce.

I had always felt lost in the workplace for a long time and after deciding to pursue a career in HR, I thought it’ll be great to possibly share my discoveries and how I’ve learned to overcome several workplace challenges, as well as share HR tips I had come to learn.

I’m still finding my grounding in this thing called work-life. Every day is another opportunity to try a new experiment on me as the ‘lab rat’.

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Employee's Workplace, Inspiration

4 Celebrities who Drastically Changed their Career (They are Inspiring!)

Celebrities are loved. That’s why they are famous and I have some celebrities that inspire me. Don’t you?

So many times I sit still and just think! I don’t think that’s creepy if you think it is anyway. Since I started blogging, I’ve had a handful of time to sit and try to be creative. I guess that’s what creatives do.

And many times I wonder what it’s like for other people who might have changed careers.

Since changing my career from law to human resources, I’ve also been able to add creative, blogger and writer as some professions of mine. Isn’t that cool?

And I’ve also thought of what it’s felt like for other people who aren’t ‘professionals’ but still have a career they build.

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Employee's Workplace, Entrepreneur's Workplace, Inspiration, New Worker, Relaxation

Zinny Factor Turns One + One Year Anniversary Giveaway!

The 19th of March marked the one-year anniversary of this blog, Zinny Factor and I was so ecstatic. I never imagined I’ll blog this long, I had my doubts and I’m glad to know that I overcame my fears. I just really want to say a big thank you to everyone of you. The support I’ve received just from updating this space on the web has been amazing. I’ve made several friends via the internet and hoping to meet you all someday. I’m extremely excited to know that you love what I’ve been doing, but I know that more has to be done here as well.

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