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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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Miserable in Job - Zinny Factor
Employee's Workplace

Is Your Job Making You Miserable?

If your job is making you miserable, then this might sound like a typical thing that most people have to put up with from time to time.

But, a job has the potential to affect many parts of your life negatively, as it is like a dark shadow that dominates your life. You talk about it with friends, partners, and even kids – it can consume you – and it can certainly bring you down.

We saw a movie a few days ago. Long story short, the lead role quit her job because she wanted to start thinking outside the box for a while. This is a valid reason but it was so dramatic as with most movies.

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Career Challenges - Zinny Factor
Employee's Workplace, New Worker

Taking On A New Career Challenge? The Steps To Take

When it comes to our career challenges, some of us really don’t always know what we want to do. Some are lucky and they find their dream careers, but others are never too sure what to do until they start in work and figure it out later down the road. The issue may not be the actual career, but more of you just feel you need a fresh idea or challenge to motivate you and excite you.

So if you find yourself wanting to take on a new career challenge then these are the steps you should think about taking.

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Emotoionally Prepare for Winter - Zinny Factor
Employee's Workplace, Entrepreneur's Workplace, Inspiration

How To Emotionally Prepare For Colder Months As A Worker

The weather is gradually changing and even though I’m not all for it, I realize that nature will take its course. For the time being, I’m still enjoying the weather and rocking lighter clothes while it lasts!

I have a colleague who is in love with Winter and loves it when it snows! Alright, to be fair, it’s usually much warmer when it snows anyway. However, if you are like me, who isn’t in love with colder months then you have to emotionally brace yourself up for what is to come.

Confession time: I don’t like that I have to layer up in countless clothes so that I feel somewhat warm. Or that after I’ve worn hundreds of clothes, I feel heavy and it takes so much time! I certainly don’t like the wind and freezing rain and never enjoyed the days when I had to shovel snow.

Pheeeew! It felt good to clear that out.

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Potential Employers - Zinny Factor
Employee's Workplace, New Worker

Making Yourself More Appealing To Potential Employers

When you start browsing the job market for potential employers, chances are that you’re likely to feel a little overwhelmed. There are so many positions out there and each seems to have its own strict list of requirements.

It seems that employers are becoming increasingly picky when it comes to choosing their employees and expectations are higher than ever. The hardest part of the process? Accepting that there are more people looking for work than ever. Competition amongst potential candidates is fierce, so it can often feel that employers can afford to be extremely particular in their choices.

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Professional Change - Zinny Factor
Employee's Workplace, New Worker

Switching Roles: What To Do When You Want A Professional Change

Wanting a professional change is something that happens to everybody from time to time. You may have been in your current role only a few years. You may have been there for as long as you can remember. How long you’ve been there isn’t really important; what’s important is that when you know you want a professional change, you go for it.

A change in career can be tricky. It can scare you, and you might be plagued with thoughts of failure. Maybe you should just stick to your current role and accept it? Wrong!

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