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5 Ways To Work With A Micromanaging Boss

We will be discussing how to work, handle, and manage a micromanaging boss without losing your mind. This topic can be very dicey because so many of us have been in such situation, and may still be undergoing this disheartening scenario. Hopefully, this post will help make your work-life less stressful and challenging.

In general, when people try to take control over everything and limit others the chances of being creative, it can be so frustrating. Please keep in mind that what works for one person may not work for another, but at least one or two of these tips should help alleviate the situation and give you some light at the end of the tunnel.

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Tips Jump Start Career 2020
Career Change, Getting Ahead, Inspiration

4 Must-Read Tips to Jump-Start Your Career in 2020

Saying that the first half of 2020 has been challenging would be a euphemism, and things don’t look like they will start to even out soon. However, life goes on for the professionals looking at switching careers and neo-grads in desperate needs of diving into their first job.

Because, of course, there have been challenges, but there are also shiny opportunities out for grabs! Launching a career in the year of a pandemic, travel restrictions, working from home, and social distancing measures can be intimidating, but it will also be rewarding – to say the least!

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Choose a Career - Zinny Factor
Career Change, Getting Ahead, Getting Started, Job Search, The Immigrant Worker

Step by Step Guide: How to Choose a Career

Some people are fortunate to easily find and choose a career path. Some other people are in between and have to figure things out. In this article, we’ll help you figure out how to discover your career if you currently have no clue what you are doing.

Whether you are an immigrant looking to get into a career that interests you in your new country or simply a person who wants to feel fulfilled in your job, this is the post for you.

The fact that we spend a number of hours working should be enough reason for you to want to be in a job that makes you feel fulfilled. We’ll provide you with a detailed approach to finding a career that aligns with your passion and interests.

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Digital Marketing - Zinny Factor
Career Change, Getting Ahead, The Immigrant Worker

How to Ace an Entry-Level Digital Marketing Interview

Digital marketing is a broad industry that can be a very rewarding career with a low barrier to entry. The opportunities for career advancement are endless. You will never be stuck in the same position for too long before the next promotion or pay rise.

Unlike some careers, there is no singular path that you need to take. It is an exciting industry to work in with a plethora of possibilities to keep challenging you.

Interviewing for a digital marketing role can be quite daunting, particularly your first one. Don’t get disheartened if you are not successful with the interview. Pick yourself up, dust yourself off, and get ready for the next one. With each experience, you will be more equipped for the next!

However, hopefully, you will ace your first interview and not have to experience this. Here are a few tips to take on board to help you prepare for an entry-level digital marketing interview.

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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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Tech Jobs Canada - Zinny Factor
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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Jobs High Demand Coronavirus - Zinny Factor
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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