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July 2019

Career Change - Zinny Factor
Career Change, Getting Ahead

The Actionable Steps You Can Take To Change Your Career

Sometimes we can reach a brick wall when it comes to our career and seek a change. It can stem from having to make such big decisions from an early age as not all of us really know what we want to do as a career when we are in the educational system, do we? Many people don’t realize where their passions are or where their skills lie best until they begin working or open themselves up to new experiences in life.

So if you find yourself at a crossroad and looking to change your career you may be wondering what are the actionable steps you can take. Here are some of them that you can try.

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Traveling The World - Zinny Factor
Entrepreneur's Workplace

Managing A Business While Traveling The World

It’s one of those scenarios that just sound like a dream until you realize that it is actually perfectly possible to be involved in traveling. In fact, many people in the world today do exactly this, and it is something that any of us could attempt if we wanted to. Running a business while spending a lot of your time traveling around the world really does satisfy a number of key desires.

You have the chance to watch your business idea grow into something huge and fantastic, and you also allow your mind to broaden from the travel. So how can you ensure that you are going to get both of these right, and that you are able to both enjoy your travel and look after your business well? Let’s take a look at finding the balance.

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How to Grow - Zinny Factor
Inspiration, Lifestyle

7 Simple Ways You Can Grow Today

When it comes to your life, you need to make sure that you’re doing what you can to be happy. To succeed. To feel content. It’s never enough to just settle. It’s easy to think that life is happening to you. But it’s not, it’s happening for you. So, someone famous once said. And because of that, it’s well within your powers for you to do or create something for yourself.

Yet, this is something that you need to actively want and go after. You have to make sure that you know that you want to grow, you let yourself become available for growth, and then you go with it. You need to be extremely present, and to make sure that you’re taking your future into your own hands. Because nobody else cares about it – only you can make stuff happen and realize your dreams and potential.

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Preparing for Interview - Zinny Factor
Career Change, Getting Ahead

How to Survive These 3 Types of Interview

You apply for the job and nervously cross your fingers. When the call for the interview finally comes, you’re likely to experience a whole host of feelings! You might start thrilled and excited, but then nerves and even dread can kick in. You want to perform your best, and interviews are notoriously nerve-wracking.

Modern interviews can be a bit more complicated, too, since there are so many different approaches now. Here are some hints and tips for surviving these three common types of interview. 

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Side Hustle Course - Zinny Factor
Entrepreneur's Workplace, Side Hustle Series

Smashing That Side Hustle Course In Your Spare Time

Do you have some spare time? After the 9 to 5 or a day of working for yourself? Because if you do, this is probably the time you like to take for yourself, after your job and your family are taken care of, to unwind and de-stress from the day you’ve just had. 

But then you remember that side hustle education course you invested in, that cost you a pretty penny, and that you haven’t spent any time on in months. You might get annoyed with yourself when you remember it, and you tell yourself you’ll get on with it tomorrow. 

But will you? Well, you will when you know how to prepare yourself! So, if you’re someone who wants to get on with a side hustle, to further your career or supplement your income, here are some tips to help you put it to good use. 

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Business Studies - Zinny Factor
Entrepreneur's Workplace

Business Studies: How Important is it to Becoming a Successful Entrepreneur?

If you’ve ever wanted to run your own business then you’ll likely have thought about studying business in a formal environment such as college or online. It can be a great way to learn more about how businesses work and how they can be managed more efficiently, but how important is it really?

So many people have the passion, the talent, they know how to get the job done, but how about scaling the business? It’s one thing to know what it is that you love to do, however, it’s another thing to manage it effectively so that you can have profits at the end of the day. That’s not all anyway, you’ll also need to create more business opportunities for the business and possibly create employment opportunities. This is what most entrepreneurs look out to achieve in the long run.

After working hard enough during the start of the business, there comes a time when you want to rest and reap the fruit of your labor. However, you’ll have to put in the work at the very beginning and treat it as a business indeed.

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Job Offer in Canada - ZInny Factor
Job Search, Magazine, The Immigrant Worker

Tham Nguyen: How I Got a Job Offer Within 2 Weeks in Canada

In this article, Tham Nguyen shares how she got a job offer in Canada two weeks after she relocated from Vietnam as well as important tips to assist you with your own prospective job offer. When I saw this article she originally shared on LinkedIn, I remember telling myself that I had to follow up with her to reshare this article.

Tham is a Technical Acquisition Specialist specifically hiring Java & Javascript Developers here in Toronto.

Since I frequently receive messages from new immigrants asking related questions on a job offer in Canada, I knew it would be a great idea to share this piece from a professional recruiter. Read below and learn one or two things you could apply to your job search to land a job offer as a new immigrant.

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Tristan Layfield Career Coach - Zinny Factor
Career Change, Job Search, Magazine, Side Hustle Series

Tristan Layfield: Career Coach & Quality Assurance Professional

Have you ever worked with a career coach? Consistently updating our interview/ feature stories is one way we enjoy sharing stories from other workers in diverse fields. We believe in storytelling because everyone’s life and career journey are unique. We all have that perspective that even though feels similar to an experience someone else might have encountered in the past remains unique to us.

Some people don’t understand how coaching might be beneficial or the whole idea, this interview will help shed some light on this. Tristan Layfield works full-time and has a business he runs as well — talk about passion and career!

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Career Change, Getting Ahead

The Truth About Working From Home

Recently, at a hang out with a colleague we got chatting about work, life and all that comes with it. A long time ago, I might have said I wanted a job where I would have to go into the office every day. That day though, sitting and having a conversation between two ladies who just wanted to catch up on a couple of drinks, we both agreed that it’s truly a good benefit to have the option to work from home aka ‘WFH’.

It’s really encouraging when you have employers that see the value in providing work from home options as a benefit because it’s really a competitive advantage. Especially with how busy life can get, it’s of importance that you have some work-life balance. Having this option helps an employee feel valued and not feel like just a seat warmer.

It’s important for employers to realize that the quality of your work isn’t determined by how often you show up in the office but in your results. Many companies are now adopting this approach and it’s only getting even better as most companies now offer this as an unlimited option, meaning that employment options are getting better.

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