How To Gain Work Experience When You are a New Immigrant

When I relocated to Canada, one of my major challenges with getting a job was my lack of Canadian...

When The Path To Following Your Dreams Feels Lonely

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That Love-Hate Relationship of the 9-5

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11 Interesting type of Co-workers you'll find in every Office

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The Secrets to Overcoming Impostor Syndrome

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The Immigrant Worker
How To Gain Work Experience When You are a New Immigrant
Inspiration
When The Path To Following Your Dreams Feels Lonely
Employee's Workplace, New Worker
That Love-Hate Relationship of the 9-5
The Workaholic Series
11 Interesting type of Co-workers you'll find in every Office
Employee's Workplace, New Worker
The Secrets to Overcoming Impostor Syndrome
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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What to do with Manager - Zinny Factor
Employee's Workplace

10 Things You Must Avoid in Front of Your Manager

Multiple global studies have revealed that 79% of people who quit their jobs mark “lack of appreciation” as the main reason for the switch or because of a bad manager. When your work isn’t cherished, you don’t feel the motivation to perform to the best of your abilities. But it is actually quite difficult to keep your managers happy and satisfied with your performance.

It is hard for the employees to realize the toughness of a manager’s duty. This is because they are unaware of the challenges which these managers encounter on a day-to-day basis. By realizing what it’s like to be a manager, you can actually be more valuable to him than a burden.

If you are inclined to make the life of your manager easier and wish to score a good reputation in his eyes, here are some of the things which you must not do in front of him.

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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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Emphasize Ethic - Zinny Factor
Entrepreneur's Workplace

Start Emphasizing The Human Side Of Your Business

Many modern business owners are starting to emphasize  embrace ethical values throughout their branding and the culture of their companies. This is because consumers make a bigger connection with brands that are people-centric, and recent years have shown that it can really drive a business into the public eye.

For instance, Google has completely dominated the search engine marketplace for decades, but 

has recently started to gain massive popularity because of its environmental message (it plants a tree for every search made). If you want to gain success then you should start emphasizing the human side of your business. The following suggestions might give you some ideas to help you achieve 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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Mental Health Therapist - Zinny Factor
Employee's Workplace, Entrepreneur's Workplace, Inspiration, New Worker

We Need to Talk More About Mental Health And Finding A Therapist

Mental health discussion has been a huge topic of late including the need to speak with a therapist. It’s real and needs to be discussed because it’s invisible. And just because you can’t see it, doesn’t mean it’s not there.

Do you often go to work and feel a huge burden on your shoulders? Do you feel as though you are mentally incapable of changing your predicament? Or are you dealing with anxiety? These are just a few signs to encourage you to take care of YOU.

Knowing more about your psyche can be a gateway to discovering your strengths and with this knowledge, you can be able to use your emotions to empathize with colleagues or clients. Feeling authentic and open at work has been reported to lead to better performance, employee retention, engagement, and improved wellbeing.

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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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Telehealth Medicine - Zinny Factor
Employee's Workplace

How Telehealth Can Help With Medical Advice

Something that I tell myself and whoever cares enough to listen is that you can never be doing too much when it comes to taking care of your health – physically and mentally! This is where I love the idea of telehealth or telemedicine.

The first time I got introduced into the world of telehealth was after receiving my benefits information for a new job I had recently started once I was done with my Post-Graduate. As an immigrant, it was new to me. I remember being told that I could download an app and will have access to a number of doctors for listed health issues.

I never really got around to using it as much as I should have, but I was able to use it for prescription deliveries when needed. It was a way to stay on track of my health needs and reading about other benefits fascinated me at the time.

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Starting a Restaurant - Zinny Factor
Entrepreneur's Workplace

Overcoming The Extreme Worries Of Running A Restaurant

An overwhelming majority of restaurants close in the first three years of their opening. In your local town or city, you’ve likely noticed the revolving changes of restaurants in the rental spaces around your area, and as you live there longer, you will notice more and more cropping up.

Running a restaurant is hard, highly competitive, and can never be considered a static process. It is a dynamic responsibility that is very hard and requires an immense amount of work. But when things are running as planned, it can be one of the most enjoyable businesses to take care of.

The hospitality industry is known for its high standards and uniform consideration when running that style of business, but it is possible to have your own take on it. More importantly, though, is that you learn how to run a business without worrying to the point of being paralyzed, and can instead focus on learning, taking part, and enjoying your trade fully. With our following advice, we hope you can do just that.

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