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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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How to Find a Mentor - Zinny Factor
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
Career Change, Getting Ahead, Getting Started

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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How toEasily Get a Job - Zinny Factor
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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Mentorship - Zinny Factor
Career Change, Getting Ahead, Getting Started

How Mentorship Has Helped Me

A few years ago, I didn’t think mentorship was of importance. Today, I can attest to how important having a mentor is as I’ve gained immensely from it and can tell you that it’s a lifesaver. Is there one way to find a mentor? The answer is no.

At every stage in our lives we look out for direction, most usually from those who have had similar experiences in that path – a mentor. Whether it’s an official or unofficial arrangement is a different discussion. What’s most important is deriving the benefits that come from mentorship.

My world of mentorship all started the day I decided to join a friend for a networking event. At first, I was skeptical about going for the event but summoned up courage as I wanted to mingle a bit.

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Career Options for Travel Lovers - Zinny Factor
Career Change, Entrepreneur's Workplace, Getting Started

Career Options If You Love To Travel & Enjoy The Finer Things in Life

If you want to combine your love of travel with all things luxury, then what could be better than being able to combine the two, and looking for a career that allows to travel, as well as enjoy the finer things in life?

Of course, if you were to do a quick search online for this kind of thing, you are likely to get things like tour guide or ski instructor coming up. They are good, but they aren’t permanent career options due to their low wages. In some ways they could limit your career progression.

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