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Tips to getting the Job
Employee's Workplace, New Worker

Insider Tips for Getting the Job

Whether you want to get that once-in-a-lifetime dream job or you’re just looking for something temporary so that you can earn money as you put yourself through college, you need to be able to market yourself effectively for the role.

This can be quite complicated to say the least because every employer is looking for something different but also because there are typically a LOT of candidates for every job.

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Barry Choi: Personal Finance and Travel Expert - Zinny Factor
Magazine

Barry Choi: Personal Finance And Travel Expert

Did you ever think that travel and finance could go hand in hand? Very often, when we think of travel we expect that so much money will be spent with nothing left to be saved. Barry Choi is here to prove us wrong!

Barry studied radio and television broadcasting in college and worked in the industry for 18 years. During that time he worked behind the scenes and learned more than a dozen jobs, but towards the end of his television career,  he was mainly a Director.

In January of 2018, he decided to leave broadcasting for a number of reasons and started writing about finance and travel for a variety of clients. You can read more about why Barry quit his job and changed career after 18 years.

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zinnyfactor.com/Creative ways to Freelance
Employee's Workplace, Entrepreneur's Workplace, Side Hustle Series

Creative Ways To Freelance

It’s hard to find a career that can make you completely happy in this day and age. It’s almost impossible to be 100 percent happy in a job because human wants are insatiable. One minute you are completely sold on your job and are ever willing to share this with friends and family.

In fact, you want them to work with you on some aspects!

And the next minute, you are battling with a bit of stress and could get frustrated, intimidated or lose focus. That’s what life and career bring to the table. I even ranted on the love-hate relationship of a 9-5.

The classic 9 to 5 job spent sitting behind a desk in a drab office can be mentally draining for some people and I totally respect that because I’ve seen both sides of the coin. It’s probably not the kind of job you imagined if that is the role in which you find yourself.

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Employee's Workplace, New Worker

Does Culture Affect Your Writing or Communication at Work?

Before I relocated, I was the type that would send a casual email, write or communicate in this format:

“Dear Sir/ Ma,

I hope this email finds you well?

I am sending this email because I am….”

And then, of course, I’d end the email with a “Yours sincerely”. Actually, I think I frequently used “Best regards” Haha!

Did you notice that there was no form of abbreviation or nada?! I’d read and re-read my email to be sure that I had made no errors and to ensure that the email depicted me to be a formal person.

Maybe it was the culture, now that I think of it.

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Moving on in business
Inspiration, Relaxation

I’m Back to Blogging, a ‘Get to Know Me’ Tag +A New YouTube Channel!!!

What better way to get back to blogging than a mini introduction especially for my new blog readers?

I’m sure many of you don’t know one or two things about the person behind the blog, so I thought this will be a great way to introduce or reintroduce myself as the case may be.

Taking a two weeks break was absolutely needed because I wasn’t feeling too inspired to write at some point judging from my recent workload and new responsibilities.

It surely felt like forever. I missed writing, but looking back now, I see that the break was valuable. I found inspiration in many places I wouldn’t have if I didn’t take time off.

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importance of writing in the workplace
Employee's Workplace, New Worker

You Say It Best When You Say Nothing At All: The Importance Of Writing In The Workplace

*This is a collaborative post.

When we’re in school, many of us can’t wait until the day when we can do away with the much-dreaded process of writing. Who has time for it? Isn’t it better to just say something out loud? No need to worry about commas and formatting when the words come straight from your mouth.

Well, bad luck. Just about every career option open to you will involve writing in some form or another. The idea that you can get away is nothing more than a myth.

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