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5 Reasons Why You Should Spend More Time On LinkedIn

To many people, LinkedIn is a mere social network, where people with jobs comment on certain posts, spend time, endorse each other, and brag about their achievements. That is not a bad way to put it. But imagine this; imagine you walk into a large room through a blue door, and in this room, there are CEOs, top company executives, specialists in various fields, people just like you, and many other people who are more advanced in their careers than you are.

If you can imagine yourself in that room, you will realize that you have a lot of choices; keep quiet and stay on your own, talk to people just like you, network with individuals more advanced in their careers, perform quick interviews with top executives or just leave the room to go do something else.

If career growth is important to you, you will quickly see this as an opportunity to improve your career. LinkedIn is that large room with the blue door.

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Getting Ahead, Getting Started, Uncategorized

These Are The Locations Where You Can Find Tech Jobs In Canada

It can be challenging to understand where you fit in tech or where the tech jobs are. For some people who don’t want to code, they feel confused about how to get into the tech space.

We have received a number of questions lately asking questions about how to get into the tech industry. We will answer these questions in our upcoming posts so we encourage you to subscribe to our career blog for updates on this.

However, one question we receive is: where are the tech jobs in Canada?

There are many locations across the country where you could find the tech job of your dreams, but for this post we will focus on major cities and what you can expect.

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How To Find A Mentor In A Way That Feels Organic

In a previous article, we shared how mentorship can be helpful in your career journey. How can you make it organic? 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. We argued for the case of mentorship and the fact that it can be helpful. If that’s the case, why wouldn’t you want to find a mentor, right?

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7 Realistic Ways to Job Hunt During Pandemic - Zinny Factor
Career Change, Getting Ahead, Job Search

7 Realistic Ways To Job Hunt During The Pandemic

It’s no news that a number of industries within Canada and around the world have been hit hard by the COVID-19 pandemic. But even with this, there are still a number of companies that are hiring. With a number of Canadians are being laid off during the COVID-19 outbreak, people who have been looking for work are finding it even more challenging.

There has been a decline in job postings to about over 5 percent. Employment fell by more than one million in March (-1,011,000 or -5.3%). While this isn’t good news, we can choose to look at it from a positive angle knowing that there is still aa number of jobs still being posted. For one, there are still roles in agriculture, IT, e-commerce, and a couple other areas.
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Lost Job Due to Covid-19 - Zinny Factor
Career Change, Getting Ahead, Inspiration, Job Search

7 Things to Do If You’ve Lost Your Job Due to COVID-19

When there is an economic downturn like COVID-19 one of the things most companies do is have a review of their expenses and strategize on how to cut down their expenses. Most often than not this results in cutting down the number of staff for the company.

Most often, self-funded companies might hold off in doing this since many times these are old companies that might have experienced hardship in the past and have planned ahead for the worst-case scenarios. However, companies with external investment in most cases may have their investors bringing up the conversation of layoffs since they have an interest in the company.

The impact of coronavirus is being felt globally, not just in Canada. Many businesses are being forced to close down permanently, or better yet, temporarily. If you’ve been affected by the pandemic, it can be a tough time mentally and emotionally, and that is why we’ve written this post for you.

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Getting Ahead, Inspiration

Here are Jobs in High Demand During Coronavirus

These are truly uncertain times and we can mostly hope for the best and the end of the coronavirus. It’s now been 5 weeks since we’ve all had to stay home to keep safe. Our work lives have been far from what we have known as normal. No one would have thought sometime in January that this will turn out to be a global pandemic.

Reviewing LinkedIn these days has become more downing as many of our friends, connections or 2nd and 3rd degree connections or even strangers have broken the news of their lay off. So many people have become unemployed while others fear loosing their jobs as the economy remains affected. Someone mentioned that this is a time when people will remember how they were treated by their employers.

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Improve your Prospects - Zinny Factor
Career Change, Getting Ahead

Proven Ways To Improve Your Prospects

If you are not happy with your career, or you think that you could be capable of more, then looking for some ways to improve things and make some changes is important. When you spend on average nine hours a day at work, you want to spend that time doing something that you enjoy and find rewarding.

Being good at something is great, but being truly satisfied at something is something completely different. To get to where you want to be, though, you need to work hard in order to find a job that is going to do all things for you, as well as be able to prove to an employer that you are the person for the job. 

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The New Normal Work From Home - Zinny Factor
Getting Ahead, Lifestyle

The New Normal: Work From Home

With everything going on in the world today, we’ve had to take a shift and have a new normal: work from home. It’s really encouraging when you have employers that see the value in providing work from home options as a benefit because even though now many of us are forced to work from home to stay safe, it’s not really a new change to some.

This has really helped a couple of people feel more at ease. For workers in companies where having to work from home was never really incorporated into their culture, one can only imagine what these employees are going through and the number of organizational changes that’ll be taking place as we speak.

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. Now, more than ever, this whole new experience will certainly prove to many employers that there are advantages to this new normal.

Many companies have no other option but to adopt this approach for their business continuity and it’s only getting even better as most companies now see the benefits.

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Health Care Industry - Zinny Factor
Career Change, Getting Ahead

Finding A Good Career In Healthcare

If you are someone who likes to care for people, then you might be keen to try and make that a part of your life by turning it into a career. Many people who are like this tend to go to the world of healthcare, as that is such a great way to make sure that you are making the most of your good caring ability.

Of course, there are many careers you can pursue in healthcare, and no matter which one you go for you will want to put your all into it. But how do you find a good career first and foremost?

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Indispensible Worker job - Zinny Factor
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A Unique Role: Making Yourself Indispensable In Your Job

If you have worked hard to acquire your dream job you could feel incredibly protective over it. On the other end of the spectrum, there are people that feel pretty precarious in any role. These days there are so many cuts going around that people can worry on an almost daily basis if the job is going to be around in a year’s time.

But what is the answer to this? One of the savvier approaches is to make yourself indispensable within the business framework. But what are the ways you can do this?

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