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Improve Interview Technique - Zinny Factor
Getting Ahead, Interviews

How to Improve Your Interview Technique

When you’re going for a new job, you need to know how to interview well so that you can impress the people who are talking to you. Becoming an exceptional candidate is something you can do, but it takes some skill and techniques to learn how to interview well. You could look fantastic on paper, but be stilted and awkward in person – it happens.

But you need to be able to put in a good performance and whether you’re using an enhancer to help with your cognitive thinking such as the Bromantane solution, or you’re going to take advice about which tips you could use to put in that great performance. You need to make sure that you’re projecting yourself as the sort of person that the interviewer wants to spend time with and hire. You need to be somebody that they want on the team, and here’s how you can do it. 

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Chances of Obtaining Interview - Zinny Factor
Interviews, Job Search

How to Boost Your Chances of Obtaining An Interview

Once you have completed your studies or left your previous employment you might be in a quandary over what career or job prospect to pursue. It doesn’t need to be too stressful if you are organized and can really think about what type of job you want to try out next. If you need some assistance with your career change then these suggestions might be just what you need to succeed. 

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Phone Interview Guide - Zinny Factor
Career Change, Getting Ahead, Interviews, Job Search, The Immigrant Worker

A Guide To Nailing A Phone Interview

Having a phone interview is becoming the norm when it comes to the initial stages of the interview process for many companies. As a result, it’s worth preparing for since it determines how you’ll progress to the next phase of the interview.

Understandably, this can be difficult for some candidates to pull through as you can’t see the other person’s facial expression. In this article, we will provide a guide throughout the entire process to keep you informed.

As always, we apply real-life situations in providing you with solutions. We have also included sample responses and templates in this article which you can tailor to your phone interview.

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Career Change, Getting Ahead, Getting Started, Interviews, Job Search, The Immigrant Worker

How To Pass Your Technical (or Tech Company) Interview

You’ve been able to tweak your resume for your technical interview using the tips we shared previously. With no experience in the tech industry, how do you ace your first technical interview?

This is probably going through your mind and explains why you are here. We’ll answer this question for you by providing trusted tips and tricks as well as direction to help you make the best of this opportunity.

This article is also helpful for any person who isn’t necessarily going in for a technical interview which requires high coding knowledge. So it can be applicable for product management, sales development roles, etc. If this is your first interview at a tech company, then you should check this out!

We’ve also included tips from interviewers we have worked in the past with. So this is up to date utilizing recent interview experiences from some of our clients as well as our knowledge.

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Find a Job in Toronto
Interviews, Job Search, The Immigrant Worker

How To Find a Job in Metropolitan Cities Like Toronto, Vancouver, Montreal, etc.

After several years of working with immigrants, we’ve seen that many struggle with finding a job in a busy city such as Toronto, Vancouver, Montreal, etc. This is not rocket science and that is why we’ve crafted this post to provide you with step-by-step strategies to land your next role even with the heavy competition.

We understand that you may want to move to a city for a number of reasons but then fear that you may find it difficult to land a job since the cost of living and the competition in the city is tough.

Job hunting in a metropolitan city can feel very competitive since a number of individuals are all scouting for a similar role. Without beating around the bush, let’s jump into how you can land your next role in your favorite metropolitan city.

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Job Offer in Canada - ZInny Factor
Interviews, Job Search

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, Interviews, Job Search, 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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Aditya Vyas - Job Search - Zinny Factor
Interviews

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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Dr. Nekessa Remy - Zinny Factor
Entrepreneur's Workplace, Interviews, Lifestyle

Dr. Nekessa Remy: A Chiropractor, Entrepreneur, Registered and Medical Acupuncturist

We had the opportunity to interview Dr. Nekessa Remy who is a chiropractor, a registered and medical acupuncturist and one of Canada’s fastest rising and sought after health and wellness expert in the industry.

Dr. Nekessa Remy is the current owner of Mississauga’s The Chiropractic Office, a comprehensive injury management clinic focused on sports-related injuries and woman’s health issues.

She also runs a practice in downtown Toronto, at Integra Health Centre where she works amongst other leaders in the healthcare field and she was recently included in the photo project HERstory which features 150 Black Canadian Women Toronto capturing their range of professions, life experience, and perspectives. Her story, as well as many others, were featured on the CBC
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SKCOOKKS Restaurant - Zinny Factor
Entrepreneur's Workplace, Interviews, Side Hustle Series

Sasilka: CEO of SKCOOKKS Restaurant (From Side Hustler to Full-Time Entrepreneur)

Sasilka is the owner of SKCOOKKS, Toronto’s newest flavor, and African-Caribbean restaurant. We first met through an agreement to provide her with marketing needs for her business.

Many immigrants don’t have enough millennials to look up to and Sasilka is the definition of hard work, success, and motivation! After receiving a request from a blog reader to share more light on starting a business as an immigrant, I immediately knew that Sasilka was the person to have a chat with.

She shared her truth, tips and everything her life has turned out to be as a full-time immigrant entrepreneur who has decided to do what no one will expect.

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