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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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dream job - Zinny Factor
Career Change, Getting Ahead, Job Search

Six Ways To Make Your Resume Stand Out

The job market is a competitive place and applying for jobs can be tough. Getting to interview alone can feel impossible sometimes, so you need to make sure your resume stands out. More people are applying for the same jobs in most industries, and you’re likely to be up against people with very similar qualifications and experience.

Your resume needs to push you above these people so the person hiring can see why you should be the one they bring in to interview. Here’s how to make your resume stand out from the crowd. 

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Preparing for Interview - Zinny Factor
Career Change, Getting Ahead

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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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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Aditya Vyas - Job Search - Zinny Factor
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Aditya Vyas: Job Search Strategies As An Immigrant & More

What are your thoughts on job search in general? I stumbled on Aditya’s LinkedIn post a while back and smiled so wide after reading it. I love how LinkedIn shares posts of people who you aren’t connected to simply because your friend seemed to like the person’s post. Isn’t that the beauty of social media? I was happy to connect with him afterward!

Aditya Vyas is a design and detail orientated mechanical engineer who came to Canada on a Study Permit. He completed his Master’s degree from the University of Windsor in Mechanical with Automotive specialization.

The thing is, the bulk of emails received from immigrants is related to finding a job, so when I saw Aditya’s post, I immediately felt the need to share his story here on Zinny Factor because what better way than hearing from someone in a similar experience as you? This would mean a lot to our audience and those who need to hear such stories.

Now you’re most likely wondering what this LinkedIn post was all about. Here you go!

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Authentic Interview - ZInny Factor
Career Change, Getting Ahead

Why Employers Are Looking For Your Authenticity

What are your thoughts on being authentic? Put yourself in the shoes of a business owner. Just imagine how stressful their lives are. They have a million other rivals to compete with, they’re constantly trying to innovate and stay ahead of the curve. Trying to implement new technologies. Desperately trying to understand consumer trends and searching for talent.

That last part concerns you, someone who is searching for a new career or a new job has to factor in all these things an employer is trying to do. So when it comes to hiring, a business owner doesn’t want just any average Joe, they want someone who can really change things for them.

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Job Search While Currently Employed - Zinny Factor
Career Change, Getting Ahead, Job Search

How To Search For A Job While You Are Currently Employed

People change jobs for a number of reasons and this is okay. We are allowed to do what it takes to grow our careers if it serves a greater good and makes us find fulfillment. Gone are the days when you had to work a job that made you feel miserable or didn’t align with your purpose or passion, whatever that means to you!

Many experts believe that job seekers who are currently employed are more desirable candidates. But then you also hear people say: “if you hate a job, quit!”

Hold on for a minute! Yes. Quit. But are you living in a fairytale land?

We all wish that Disney stories were real and we could magically have our situations change in the twinkle of an eye. Unfortunately, this isn’t the reality for many people. You’ve got bills to pay, have a certain lifestyle you want to maintain. Possibly have kids or family who depend on you.

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New Career Never Old - Zinny Factor
Job Search

How Do You Know If A New Job Is Right For You?

You’ve filled out all of the online applications for a new job, sent over a resume and you’re invited for an interview. The interview goes brilliantly, they’re impressed with your experience and you get along well. A couple of weeks later, a letter lands on the doorstep and you open it. It’s a job offer!

Okay, in today’s world, you’d most likely be receiving your offer in your inbox!

But for some reason, you’re not sure how to feel about it. You know that you should be over the moon but there’s something bothering you. This happens to a lot of people and it’s because they don’t really know if the job is right for them. Even if a job seems perfect on the face of it, there are always things that might bother you.

It’s a tough position to be in, especially if your current job isn’t too bad. It’s not the best job in the world but it’s fine for now, do you really want to risk leaving for a job that might be wrong for you? On the other hand, if you don’t take that risk and accept the new job, you might be missing out on a great opportunity to further your career, so what are you supposed to do?

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Miserable in Job - Zinny Factor
Career Change, Getting Ahead

Is Your Job Making You Miserable?

If your job is making you miserable, then this might sound like a typical thing that most people have to put up with from time to time.

But, a job has the potential to affect many parts of your life negatively, as it is like a dark shadow that dominates your life. You talk about it with friends, partners, and even kids – it can consume you – and it can certainly bring you down.

We saw a movie a few days ago. Long story short, the lead role quit her job because she wanted to start thinking outside the box for a while. This is a valid reason but it was so dramatic as with most movies.

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