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How To Make Your Work Experience Count - Zinny Factor
Employee's Workplace, The Immigrant Worker

How To Make Your Work Experience Count: To Study Or Not?

Every experience we go through in life is a lesson and no matter how much we may think there might have been some mistakes somewhere, it shouldn’t be seen that way. This is a lesson I have learned time and over again.

Career growth and planning has fascinated me for the most part of my life. One question I often receive is: “Zinny, I am about to immigrate, should I study or just find a job?”

The next question I most likely ask is: “what would you want to do career wise? Do you want to go ahead practicing what you already do in your home country or would you rather change career?”

Whatever your answer to that question is should help determine next steps. However, from my discussion with some readers who ask me this question, I have realized that most aren’t necessarily sure what they want to do next and even if they want a career change, they aren’t sure how to go about it and how to gain or grow work experience.

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Study in the USA - Zinny Factor
Inspiration

Reasons To Study In The USA

The USA is one of the most visited countries in the world and a good study destination for many prospective students. There is a whole range of places, people and cultures, and you will always be able to find what you are looking for.

If you are looking at study after school or as an adult, why not travel to one of the most amazing educational homes of the world?

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SKCOOKKS Restaurant - Zinny Factor
Entrepreneur's Workplace, Magazine, Side Hustle Series

Sasilka: CEO of SKCOOKKS Restaurant (From Side Hustler to Full-Time Entrepreneur)

Sasilka is the owner of SKCOOKKS, Toronto’s newest flavor, and African-Caribbean restaurant. We first met through an agreement to provide her with marketing needs for her business.

Many immigrants don’t have enough millennials to look up to and Sasilka is the definition of hard work, success, and motivation! After receiving a request from a blog reader to share more light on starting a business as an immigrant, I immediately knew that Sasilka was the person to have a chat with.

She shared her truth, tips and everything her life has turned out to be as a full-time immigrant entrepreneur who has decided to do what no one will expect.

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Comprehensive Resume Checklist for the Immigrant Worker
The Immigrant Worker, The Workaholic Series

Sophie’s Job Search Ordeal: Introducing The Comprehensive Resume Checklist for the Immigrant Worker

“I think it’s about time I gave up on this job search.” Sophie lamented to her mother over the phone, sounding all defeated.

It had taken her over a year to plan her relocation and she had saved up all of her earnings looking forward to her new life in Canada. It had now been 6 months since she arrived in Canada. Most of her savings had burned out as she had to pay her monthly house rent and feed, among other necessary expenses and bills.

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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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Fear of Phone Conversations at Work
Employee's Workplace, New Worker

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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Immigrants struggle with getting a job
The Immigrant Worker

Why Some Immigrants Struggle to Find Employment

If you plan to move to a new country in the future or you’re an immigrant right now, this article will help to highlight some of the issues that could stand in your way when looking for a job.

In most instances, the problems migrants face relate to communication. However, some other stumbling blocks could prevent you from starting a new life and earning a salary for your family.

Most of my posts focus so much on communication because it’s no fuss. And it’s really absurd how some people treat a person who can’t communicate in a certain language forgetting that if this person were communicating in his/ her mother tongue, the situation will be a whole lot different.

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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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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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