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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
Employee's Workplace, New Worker, 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


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Why Employers Still Value Grit

Grit is a quality we don’t often talk about these days. It seems somehow old fashioned and a bit harsh. But grit (or determination) is vital for success in today’s workplace, both for the individual and the team at large. Someone with grit never gives up, no matter how hard the stakes get.

That can be at a personal level, perhaps as an athlete. But we would also recognize grit as camaraderie and working for a higher good, despite whatever insecurities or hardships the individual is experiencing. That’s why we often think of soldiers when we hear the word grit. World War II was full of tales of grit and courage in the face of the adversity.

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Free Your Mind - ZInny Factor
Inspiration, Relaxation

Free Up Your Mind To Be More Productive

Sometimes you just need to free up your mind, think about nothing, and just relax. But how often do we get to do this, seriously? Our mind is never free, simply because we’re always so busy thinking about the next thing. As soon as we wake up, we’re thinking about the terrible day at work we’re about to have especially if there is a tight deadline for you.

Then we’re thinking about the house that we’re going to have to come home to clean. Then we’re thinking about the prep that we’re going to have to do for the next morning, just so that we’re not rushing around in the morning.

Now, that’s just thinking about what we actually have to do in a day. That does not account for all of the wild thoughts that are running through our minds, every single day. The thoughts of random scenarios, holiday’s, relationship problems. It’s just one constant monologue in our minds, and it seems almost impossible to shut it out. But that’s only because you’re seriously not trying.

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Aditya Vyas - Job Search - Zinny Factor
Magazine, The Immigrant Worker

Aditya Vyas: Job Search Strategies As An Immigrant & More

What are your thoughts on job search in general? I stumbled on Aditya’s LinkedIn post a while back and smiled so wide after reading it. I love how LinkedIn shares posts of people who you aren’t connected to simply because your friend seemed to like the person’s post. Isn’t that the beauty of social media? I was happy to connect with him afterward!

Aditya Vyas is a design and detail orientated mechanical engineer who came to Canada on a Study Permit. He completed his Master’s degree from the University of Windsor in Mechanical with Automotive specialization.

The thing is, the bulk of emails received from immigrants is related to finding a job, so when I saw Aditya’s post, I immediately felt the need to share his story here on Zinny Factor because what better way than hearing from someone in a similar experience as you? This would mean a lot to our audience and those who need to hear such stories.

Now you’re most likely wondering what this LinkedIn post was all about. Here you go!

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Study When Working Full-Time - Zinny Factor
Employee's Workplace, New Worker

You Can Study While Working Full-Time: Here Is How

Remember the last time you had to study without feeling too cramped for time? You most likely had to study full-time and that was your only job: study. Now though, you have a full-time job that requires undivided attention and you also need to develop yourself professionally.

Let’s be honest, this means business. Studying is a job on its own and needs dedication as well. So how can you manage your time wisely? Well, good thing that you have this article to refer to as there will be realistic tips to help you navigate this time of your life.

In a previous article, we delved into how to keep learning when you work full-time and quite frankly to achieve this, there needs to be some level of time management and dedication which is why this article will come in helpful in the long run.

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Authentic Interview - ZInny Factor
Employee's Workplace, New Worker

Why Employers Are Looking For Your Authenticity

What are your thoughts on being authentic? Put yourself in the shoes of a business owner. Just imagine how stressful their lives are. They have a million other rivals to compete with, they’re constantly trying to innovate and stay ahead of the curve. Trying to implement new technologies. Desperately trying to understand consumer trends and searching for talent.

That last part concerns you, someone who is searching for a new career or a new job has to factor in all these things an employer is trying to do. So when it comes to hiring, a business owner doesn’t want just any average Joe, they want someone who can really change things for them.

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How to Find a Mentor - Zinny Factor
Employee's Workplace, Entrepreneur's Workplace

How To Find A Mentor: 5 Practical Tips

In a previous article, I talked about how mentorship has been helpful in my career journey. Naturally, the next thing should be to discuss how you can actually find a mentor. So in this article, we’ll dive even further while being realistic.

Basically, where do you find one? How does it even begin? Are you just supposed to go out there, discover some outspoken person and demand that he/ she become your mentor? Is this even a logical way to go about this?

A lot of times, we hear that you must have a mentor, everyone out there seems to be scouting for a mentor. I mean, in the last post, I argued for the case of mentorship and the fact that it has helped me. If that’s the case, why wouldn’t you want to find a mentor, right?

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Learning While Working Full-Time - Zinny Factor
Employee's Workplace, New Worker

How To Keep Learning When You Work Full-Time

It could feel quite interesting and relaxing to have a job and make a living without having to study anymore. However, if you are looking out for advancement in the long run then continuing your education might creep in at some point or the other.

To avoid this being too late, it’s always a good option to start thinking and planning early and that’s why this article is here to give you some direction.

Working full-time can feel mentally consuming especially since your brain will be working for most of the day already. Having to study afterward can feel like a stretch! Hell, we’ve heard once or twice where people say that having to just go to work in the first place can be a lot of work already. Hopefully, your career/ job is something that you enjoy, but studying also needs some form of dedication so let’s get real!

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Job Search While Currently Employed - Zinny Factor
Employee's Workplace, Job Search, New Worker

How To Search For A Job While You Are Currently Employed

People change jobs for a number of reasons and this is okay. We are allowed to do what it takes to grow our careers if it serves a greater good and makes us find fulfillment. Gone are the days when you had to work a job that made you feel miserable or didn’t align with your purpose or passion, whatever that means to you!

Many experts believe that job seekers who are currently employed are more desirable candidates. But then you also hear people say: “if you hate a job, quit!”

Hold on for a minute! Yes. Quit. But are you living in a fairytale land?

We all wish that Disney stories were real and we could magically have our situations change in the twinkle of an eye. Unfortunately, this isn’t the reality for many people. You’ve got bills to pay, have a certain lifestyle you want to maintain. Possibly have kids or family who depend on you.

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Relocate - Zinny Factor
Employee's Workplace, New Worker

Things To Consider Before Relocating For A Job

Being offered a new job is definitely an exciting and flattering thing to happen, and it can be even more exciting when there’s the prospect to relocate to somewhere new that you’ve maybe been to before and really enjoyed or have never visited before which can actually make it all the more exciting.

However, as with any major decision in life, this is one that should be considered carefully. Of course, we’re not saying that you shouldn’t go with it if that’s what your gut instinct is telling you, and you certainly shouldn’t hold off on your dreams because you talk yourself out of it or because others think it’s a bad idea, but at the same time, it’s definitely something that warrants a bit of a decision making process so that you can decide if it’s really the right thing for you.

In this post, we’re going to share with you some things to consider before relocating for a job so that you can determine if it’s what you really want or not.

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Inspire People - Zinny Factor
Entrepreneur's Workplace, New Worker

Want to Inspire and Help Others? Here Are Some Things to Do First

Life is a great adventure, and a major part of that adventure is developing ourselves professionally, and striving to achieve our various goals and ambitions to the best of our ability which could include to inspire people.

But what happens if you’ve been successful on the path, and feel like you should be branching out somehow?

Well, for many people, the desire naturally arises to inspire and help others to move past their own shortcomings and doubts, and to achieve their goals and live happy and prosperous lives.

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