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Best Companies Places Work Canada Glassdoor 2019 - Zinny Factor
Career Change, Getting Started, Job Search

2019 Best Companies To Work In Canada According To Glassdoor

There are a number of lists/rankings on best companies for an industry, country or province. You’d often question the methodology at which the results were reached. Some of these ratings are based on revenue and profitability of the company, employee feedback through anonymous surveys, the culture of the company, etc.

Whatever criteria are used to decide which are the best companies is simply intriguing and exciting to see. For the most part, many people who visit our career blog are typically career shifters, graduates or immigrants new to the workforce and we believe that it’s a good thing to share some of these resources so that you can have this knowledge as well as make an informed decision when selecting a company of choice.

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Top Industries Hiring in Canada - ZInny Factor
Career Change, Getting Ahead, Job Search

3 Industries Hiring Right Now In Canada

It’s good practice to think about top industries and jobs providing top career opportunities. When planning out a career, you have to keep in mind the future. You don’t want to feel stuck five or ten years down the line because it’s really not worth it. Planning and thinking strategically becomes really important and worth the time.

If you want a job that meets your interest, does well in the economy and provides security, then keep reading! It’s important to keep in mind the times, what is currently in trend and how you can stay relevant. Since there is an aging population, it’s expected that there will be career positions to be filled in the nearest future.

To help you identify where those career opportunities are, we’ve shared top industries and careers in demand in Canada for the next few years.

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Dream Job - Zinny Factor
Career Change, Getting Ahead, Getting Started, Job Search

Is There Really Anything As a Dream Job?

“I want to find my dream job.” This is what we’ve heard someone say. If we are being completely blunt, we’ve made this statement at one point or the other at various stages of our career.

It often feels like there is a lot of pressure in life to find your dream job. So many people out there talk about how they’ve found a job that they are passionate about and others feel like they deserve that as well, which is only fair. However, most often than not, the job you’ve worked so hard enough to actualize might turn out to not be as you expected. For example, you might begin to feel unfulfilled after some time on the job.

Alternatively, you might outgrow something that you always thought you wanted to do from childhood. And all of a sudden, it no longer feels like a job that you are interested in. This can feel intimidating giving all the time you must have spent training and trying to accomplish the goal of getting the ‘dream job’.

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6 Mistakes Job Seekers Make on Their Resume - Zinny Factor
Career Change, Getting Started, Job Search, The Immigrant Worker

5 Mistakes Job Seekers Make On Their Resume

I’m not certain if it’s the fact that I took classes in Human Resources, chat with a number of job seekers, have searched for a job at different stages of my career or just my love for writing in general that has made resume writing enjoyable for me.

I’ve had to learn the hard way in many cases which is something that I’ve equally come to take advantage of as I believe that it’s taught me a number of lessons over time which I love sharing here. I’ve had the opportunity to meet with experts in recruitment and all of this has helped me realize a number of mistakes that many candidates make when it comes to their resume.

A resume is one of the first steps to finding a job and a good opportunity to land an interview (in the job you want!). As a result of this platform, I’ve had the opportunity to review several candidates’ resumes and I have noticed a number of mistakes they make unconsciously.

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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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Job Search While Currently Employed - Zinny Factor
Career Change, Getting Ahead, Job Search

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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Authentic Interview - ZInny Factor
Job Search, 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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Career Edge - Zinny Factor
Career Change, Job Search

Give Yourself The Edge You Need In The Job Market!

There’s no denying that the modern job market is more competitive than it has ever been. After all, not only are more and more people coming out of education more qualified than ever before, but you also need to consider the fact that, thanks to the internet, you’re going to be competing with people on the other side of the world that you might never have had to even consider before.

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New Career Never Old - Zinny Factor
Job Search

How Do You Know If A New Job Is Right For You?

You’ve filled out all of the online applications for a new job, sent over a resume and you’re invited for an interview. The interview goes brilliantly, they’re impressed with your experience and you get along well. A couple of weeks later, a letter lands on the doorstep and you open it. It’s a job offer!

Okay, in today’s world, you’d most likely be receiving your offer in your inbox!

But for some reason, you’re not sure how to feel about it. You know that you should be over the moon but there’s something bothering you. This happens to a lot of people and it’s because they don’t really know if the job is right for them. Even if a job seems perfect on the face of it, there are always things that might bother you.

It’s a tough position to be in, especially if your current job isn’t too bad. It’s not the best job in the world but it’s fine for now, do you really want to risk leaving for a job that might be wrong for you? On the other hand, if you don’t take that risk and accept the new job, you might be missing out on a great opportunity to further your career, so what are you supposed to do?

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