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Promotion, Career and Raise - Zinny Factor
Employee's Workplace, New Worker, The Immigrant Worker

How To Get A Raise And Promotion

One of the things ambitious workers look out for is career progression in whatever form it may come. A promotion which often comes with a raise is no exception and this is a form of motivation for many workers.

If you’ve been working in a role for a long time with no change to your salary, you might become bored and depressed on the job. A new challenge is an opportunity for a fresh start and spark, but how can you achieve this – a raise?

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Women and Career - Zinny Factor
Employee's Workplace, Entrepreneur's Workplace, New Worker, The Immigrant Worker

Potent Career Strategies for Women

In the US, nearly 50% of the workforce is a woman, but they hold only 25% of senior roles. The times when the words women and career did not go together have long gone, but for some companies that still holds true. Women have had to fight hard to achieve the advancements they have, but there are still huge problems with gender diversity that need to be addressed.

Despite many challenges the general opinion seems to be that more women are becoming successful. More of them are taking top positions and there are more businesses owned by women in the US than ever before.  This is all good news, but women still have to fight hard for every job and promotion. If you are looking for a new job or a promotion with the current business, hopefully, the tips below will help you to achieve your goals.

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Ace interview as Immigrant - Zinny Factor
The Immigrant Worker

How To Ace An Interview As An Immigrant

Preparing for an interview can seem daunting. At one point or the other in the progression of your career, you’ll get to a point where you have to get interviewed. Being an immigrant or a newcomer doesn’t make it any easier. But how do you get comfortable enough to feel confident during your interview as an immigrant?

As a newcomer it can be challenging, so in this article you’ll find a couple of tips to help you feel ready for what to expect.  As much as we’ll be digging into how being a new comer can affect your interview process, this article won’t be complete without first taking note of a few pointers when it comes to interviews in general. The first tip highlights this.

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Employee's Workplace, Entrepreneur's Workplace

Protecting Yourself When Starting In A Controversial Field

Every single human on the face of the planet is different. Whether you have things in common with someone else or not, it is just about impossible to find a person who will agree with you when it comes to every issue. This might make you appear controversial.

In some cases, people will feel very passionate about issues, acting in ways which other people would consider too extreme. Of course, though, you will also find those who feel strongly about something without any real cause. As a small business person working a potentially controversial field, learning how to handle this is a crucial part of the work you do.

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Creative and Work - Zinny Factor
Entrepreneur's Workplace, Side Hustle Series

Building A Supportive Network Around Your Creative Passion

If you were to believe the romantic representation in the media, you might think that embarking in a creative career – full-time or as a side hustle – can be liberating and empowering.

While there is no denying that your creative passion can isolate you from your community. Being creative, it’s ultimately using your soul as a product on the market. Needless to say, it can be a solitary and challenging experience that forces you to question your sense of self-worth when you’re rejected.

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Education Career - Zinny factor
Employee's Workplace, Inspiration, New Worker

Getting Back Into Education To Help Further Your Career

After finishing high school or college, the thought of picking up a book could be the last thing on your mind. However, undertaking further education later down the line can help you advance your career and help you get to where you want to be.

That being said, re-entering education after a break is no easy feat, and it will take a lot of hard work to build up some studious habits again. Take a look at the following tips to help you get back into education to help you further your career.

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New Job - Zinny Factor
Employee's Workplace, New Worker

How Do You Know If A New Job Is Right For You?

You’ve filled out all of the online applications for a new job, sent over a resume and you’re invited for an interview. The interview goes brilliantly, they’re impressed with your experience and you get along well. A couple of weeks later, a letter lands on the doorstep and you open it. It’s a job offer!

Okay, in today’s world, you’d most likely be receiving your offer in your inbox!

But for some reason, you’re not sure how to feel about it. You know that you should be over the moon but there’s something bothering you. This happens to a lot of people and it’s because they don’t really know if the job is right for them. Even if a job seems perfect on the face of it, there are always things that might bother you.

It’s a tough position to be in, especially if your current job isn’t too bad. It’s not the best job in the world but it’s fine for now, do you really want to risk leaving for a job that might be wrong for you? On the other hand, if you don’t take that risk and accept the new job, you might be missing out on a great opportunity to further your career, so what are you supposed to do?

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How to Manage Side Hustle - Zinny Factor
Employee's Workplace, Side Hustle Series

Tips On How To Grow Your Side Hustle As A Full-Time Worker

Many workers are starting to see reasons why they should have a side hustle. As a result, this is now the ‘gig economy’. Having another means of income can be beneficial for a number of reasons, however, this is not something that every employee must venture into.

You need to be certain it’s something you are comfortable with. Otherwise, let it remain a hobby as running a business however small is no easy feat!

It’s a way of reducing your dependency on your main source of income (i.e. a backup plan for your life or career). A side hustle is also one way of reaching financial freedom, as you are able to increase your residual income most especially if your full-time income isn’t good enough.

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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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