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

Landing Your Dream Job During a Pandemic

The honest truth is everyone wants to find some version of their dream job! 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 given all the time you must have spent training and trying to accomplish the goal of getting the ‘dream job’.

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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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Cover Letter _ Zinny Factor
Career Change, Getting Started, Job Search, The Immigrant Worker

Step-By-Step Guide: Cover Letter For the US & Canadian Job Market

A cover letter adds an extra touch to your job applications and definitely helps you stand out from the crowd. Many people may think that they aren’t necessary, however, a number of employers and recruiters still note that cover letters help in setting a candidate apart.

Imagine a recruiter receiving thousands of resumes with no accompanying cover letter – and then you send out your application with one! You’ll definitely be remembered.

So how can you write a killer cover letter that not only tells you apart from the crowd but also displays you as a qualified candidate? When will you need a cover letter? We’ll be sharing in-depth information on this in this article as well as answering every other question you may have regarding cover letters.

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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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Nurses Do What -Zinny Factor
Getting Started

What Do Nurses Do?

Maybe the question is what don’t they do! In general terms you will hear that nurses give care to a range of patients in a healthcare environment. There are a lot of specialties too. Which make it a very exciting career prospect. And, of course, who hasn’t watched Grey’s Anatomy and pictured themselves choosing hospital uniforms. Nurses get to see new live, some bursting into the world, and hold hands as it leave. It is a lot of long hours and a lot of work, but it is a career for life. 

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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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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

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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Employers Value Grit - ZInny Factor
Career Change, Getting Ahead, Getting Started

Why Employers Still Value Grit

Grit is a quality we don’t often talk about these days. It seems somehow old fashioned and a bit harsh. But grit (or determination) is vital for success in today’s workplace, both for the individual and the team at large. Someone with grit never gives up, no matter how hard the stakes get.

That can be at a personal level, perhaps as an athlete. But we would also recognize grit as camaraderie and working for a higher good, despite whatever insecurities or hardships the individual is experiencing. That’s why we often think of soldiers when we hear the word grit. World War II was full of tales of grit and courage in the face of the adversity.

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