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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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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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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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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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Entrepreneur's Workplace, Getting Ahead, Getting Started

How To Find A Mentor: 5 Practical Tips

In a previous article, I talked about how mentorship has been helpful in my career journey. 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. I mean, in the last post, I argued for the case of mentorship and the fact that it has helped me. If that’s the case, why wouldn’t you want to find a mentor, right?

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Mental Health Professional
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How To Start A Career As A Mental Health Professional

It’s only been in the last couple of years that we’ve really started to understand the importance of mental health. In the past, people didn’t really know that much about mental health issues and that means they didn’t understand how important it is to talk about issues and seek help from a professional if necessary.

Increased awareness means that more people are getting the help that they need, and that’s great. However, that does raise another issue. There is a big lack of resources out there because there isn’t enough funding and there aren’t enough properly trained mental health professionals out there.

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Getting Ahead, Getting Started

10 Things You Must Avoid in Front of Your Manager

Multiple global studies have revealed that 79% of people who quit their jobs mark “lack of appreciation” as the main reason for the switch or because of a bad manager. When your work isn’t cherished, you don’t feel the motivation to perform to the best of your abilities. But it is actually quite difficult to keep your managers happy and satisfied with your performance.

It is hard for the employees to realize the toughness of a manager’s duty. This is because they are unaware of the challenges which these managers encounter on a day-to-day basis. By realizing what it’s like to be a manager, you can actually be more valuable to him than a burden.

If you are inclined to make the life of your manager easier and wish to score a good reputation in his eyes, here are some of the things which you must not do in front of him.

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Career Change, Entrepreneur's Workplace, Getting Started

Protecting Yourself When Starting In A Controversial Field

Every single human on the face of the planet is different. Whether you have things in common with someone else or not, it is just about impossible to find a person who will agree with you when it comes to every issue. This might make you appear controversial.

In some cases, people will feel very passionate about issues, acting in ways which other people would consider too extreme. Of course, though, you will also find those who feel strongly about something without any real cause. As a small business person working a potentially controversial field, learning how to handle this is a crucial part of the work you do.

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Become a Nurse - Zinny Factor
Career Change, Getting Started

3 Things To Consider Before Starting A Career In Nursing

Nursing is a very attractive career option for people that want a rewarding job. If you want to spend your days helping people, nursing is one of the best ways to do it. However, nursing is a very hard career and not everybody is cut out for it.

Getting to where you want to be in your nursing career is a long road so you need to think carefully about whether it’s the right choice for you. These are some of the things that you need to consider before you decide on a career in nursing.

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