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Commonly asked Interview Questions - Zinny Factor
Career Change, The Immigrant Worker, Z|F Prime

How to Answer Commonly Asked Interview Questions & Sample Responses

Many job interview questions follow a particular pattern regardless of the job role you are interviewing for or the industry. As a result, it’s really important to plan well ahead of time for both situational and behavioral interview questions. Unlike...

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Digital Marketing - Zinny Factor
Career Change, Getting Ahead, The Immigrant Worker

How to Ace an Entry-Level Digital Marketing Interview

Digital marketing is a broad industry that can be a very rewarding career with a low barrier to entry. The opportunities for career advancement are endless. You will never be stuck in the same position for too long before the next promotion or pay rise.

Unlike some careers, there is no singular path that you need to take. It is an exciting industry to work in with a plethora of possibilities to keep challenging you.

Interviewing for a digital marketing role can be quite daunting, particularly your first one. Don’t get disheartened if you are not successful with the interview. Pick yourself up, dust yourself off, and get ready for the next one. With each experience, you will be more equipped for the next!

However, hopefully, you will ace your first interview and not have to experience this. Here are a few tips to take on board to help you prepare for an entry-level digital marketing interview.

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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
Interviews

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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