How To Gain Work Experience When You are a New Immigrant

When I relocated to Canada, one of my major challenges with getting a job was my lack of Canadian...

When The Path To Following Your Dreams Feels Lonely

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That Love-Hate Relationship of the 9-5

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11 Interesting type of Co-workers you'll find in every Office

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The Secrets to Overcoming Impostor Syndrome

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The Immigrant Worker
How To Gain Work Experience When You are a New Immigrant
Inspiration
When The Path To Following Your Dreams Feels Lonely
Employee's Workplace, New Worker
That Love-Hate Relationship of the 9-5
Employee's Workplace, New Worker, The Workaholic Series
11 Interesting type of Co-workers you'll find in every Office
Employee's Workplace, New Worker
The Secrets to Overcoming Impostor Syndrome


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Preparing for Interview - Zinny Factor
Employee's Workplace, New Worker

How to Survive These 3 Types of Interview

You apply for the job and nervously cross your fingers. When the call for the interview finally comes, you’re likely to experience a whole host of feelings! You might start thrilled and excited, but then nerves and even dread can kick in. You want to perform your best, and interviews are notoriously nerve-wracking.

Modern interviews can be a bit more complicated, too, since there are so many different approaches now. Here are some hints and tips for surviving these three common types of interview. 

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Side Hustle Course - Zinny Factor
Entrepreneur's Workplace, Side Hustle Series

Smashing That Side Hustle Course In Your Spare Time

Do you have some spare time? After the 9 to 5 or a day of working for yourself? Because if you do, this is probably the time you like to take for yourself, after your job and your family are taken care of, to unwind and de-stress from the day you’ve just had. 

But then you remember that side hustle education course you invested in, that cost you a pretty penny, and that you haven’t spent any time on in months. You might get annoyed with yourself when you remember it, and you tell yourself you’ll get on with it tomorrow. 

But will you? Well, you will when you know how to prepare yourself! So, if you’re someone who wants to get on with a side hustle, to further your career or supplement your income, here are some tips to help you put it to good use. 

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Business Studies - Zinny Factor
Entrepreneur's Workplace

Business Studies: How Important is it to Becoming a Successful Entrepreneur?

If you’ve ever wanted to run your own business then you’ll likely have thought about studying business in a formal environment such as college or online. It can be a great way to learn more about how businesses work and how they can be managed more efficiently, but how important is it really?

So many people have the passion, the talent, they know how to get the job done, but how about scaling the business? It’s one thing to know what it is that you love to do, however, it’s another thing to manage it effectively so that you can have profits at the end of the day. That’s not all anyway, you’ll also need to create more business opportunities for the business and possibly create employment opportunities. This is what most entrepreneurs look out to achieve in the long run.

After working hard enough during the start of the business, there comes a time when you want to rest and reap the fruit of your labor. However, you’ll have to put in the work at the very beginning and treat it as a business indeed.

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Job Offer in Canada - ZInny Factor
Job Search, Magazine, The Immigrant Worker

Tham Nguyen: How I Got a Job Offer Within 2 Weeks in Canada

In this article, Tham Nguyen shares how she got a job offer in Canada two weeks after she relocated from Vietnam as well as important tips to assist you with your own prospective job offer. When I saw this article she originally shared on LinkedIn, I remember telling myself that I had to follow up with her to reshare this article.

Tham is a Technical Acquisition Specialist specifically hiring Java & Javascript Developers here in Toronto.

Since I frequently receive messages from new immigrants asking related questions on a job offer in Canada, I knew it would be a great idea to share this piece from a professional recruiter. Read below and learn one or two things you could apply to your job search to land a job offer as a new immigrant.

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Tristan Layfield Career Coach - Zinny Factor
Employee's Workplace, Magazine, Side Hustle Series

Tristan Layfield: Career Coach & Quality Assurance Professional

Have you ever worked with a career coach? Consistently updating our interview/ feature stories is one way we enjoy sharing stories from other workers in diverse fields. We believe in storytelling because everyone’s life and career journey are unique. We all have that perspective that even though feels similar to an experience someone else might have encountered in the past remains unique to us.

Some people don’t understand how coaching might be beneficial or the whole idea, this interview will help shed some light on this. Tristan Layfield works full-time and has a business he runs as well — talk about passion and career!

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New Worker

The Truth About Working From Home

Recently, at a hang out with a colleague we got chatting about work, life and all that comes with it. A long time ago, I might have said I wanted a job where I would have to go into the office every day. That day though, sitting and having a conversation between two ladies who just wanted to catch up on a couple of drinks, we both agreed that it’s truly a good benefit to have the option to work from home aka ‘WFH’.

It’s really encouraging when you have employers that see the value in providing work from home options as a benefit because it’s really a competitive advantage. Especially with how busy life can get, it’s of importance that you have some work-life balance. Having this option helps an employee feel valued and not feel like just a seat warmer.

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. Many companies are now adopting this approach and it’s only getting even better as most companies now offer this as an unlimited option, meaning that employment options are getting better.

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Niche Role as an Employee Profession - Zinny Factor
Employee's Workplace, New Worker

Why Heading Into A Niche Is A Good Thing

Maybe you’re at odds with your current job, and you want to find something niche you would be more suited for. You’re not the only one, in fact, your boat is overcrowded. Many people want to work in their particular industry but haven’t been able to find a job that they find is going to allow them to be at their best.

This is where niche roles come into play because despite being in the same industries, they offer something different and off the beaten path. But what is a niche job exactly? Clearly, it’s something that isn’t part of the norm and offers something that is not going to be for everyone. On the other hand, it can also be deemed more specialist, something that requires unique skills that are hard to come by.

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Side Hustle as a Self Starter - Zinny Factor
Side Hustle Series

Smart Side Hustle Options For Self Starters (Plus How To Get Going)

If you are going to make it big with a side hustle, you absolutely need to be a self-starter. That means you need the tenacity and motivation to get up and work, even when there is no one looking over your shoulder.

It’s important to be reminded that side hustling isn’t for everyone. Not everybody can put up with the pressure of working towards a steady income and having some other passion/ work they pursue on the side. It’s hard work, takes a lot of dedication and is something you should think hard enough of whether you want to commit to.

Of course, if you have this precious quality, there are some absolutely fabulous ways you can increase your revenue streams. Read on to find out what they are. 

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Employers Value Grit - ZInny Factor
Employee's Workplace

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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