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Phone Interview Guide - Zinny Factor
Career Change, Getting Ahead, Interviews, Job Search, The Immigrant Worker

A Guide To Nailing A Phone Interview

Having a phone interview is becoming the norm when it comes to the initial stages of the interview process for many companies. As a result, it’s worth preparing for since it determines how you’ll progress to the next phase of the interview.

Understandably, this can be difficult for some candidates to pull through as you can’t see the other person’s facial expression. In this article, we will provide a guide throughout the entire process to keep you informed.

As always, we apply real-life situations in providing you with solutions. We have also included sample responses and templates in this article which you can tailor to your phone interview.

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Choose a Career - Zinny Factor
Career Change, Getting Ahead, Getting Started, Job Search, The Immigrant Worker

Step by Step Guide: How to Choose a Career

Some people are fortunate to easily find and choose a career path. Some other people are in between and have to figure things out. In this article, we’ll help you figure out how to discover your career if you currently have no clue what you are doing.

Whether you are an immigrant looking to get into a career that interests you in your new country or simply a person who wants to feel fulfilled in your job, this is the post for you.

The fact that we spend a number of hours working should be enough reason for you to want to be in a job that makes you feel fulfilled. We’ll provide you with a detailed approach to finding a career that aligns with your passion and interests.

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Commonly asked Interview Questions - Zinny Factor
Career Change, Getting Ahead, Job Search, The Immigrant Worker

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 other articles you might find on the internet, in this post, we provide questions that you can most certainly expect which appear tricky, how to go about answering these questions as well as a step-by-step approach to answer the question and a sample response which you can tailor to your own interview.

After going through this article, you’ll be better informed for success at your upcoming interview and have the appropriate tools necessary to take your job search to the next level. For the purpose of this article, we made use of a real life case study and sample job role which you can tailor to your needs.

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preparing for the interview as an immigrant
Career Change, Getting Ahead, Job Search, The Immigrant Worker

Interview Preparation 101: How To Excel

Getting into the job market or preparing for an interview as an immigrant can be a different experience. You are a newcomer with no network in your new country, little or no work experience, and need to learn the ropes in a new environment.

In this article, we will discuss how to prepare and excel in an interview as an immigrant. We will also share how to prepare for an interview here in Canada as the hiring process may be different than what you are used to.

We will make use of a case study to give you a step-by-step approach that you can apply to your job search strategy.

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Career Change, Getting Ahead, Job Search, The Immigrant Worker

Step-By-Step Guide: Perfect LinkedIn Profile For The US & Canadian Labour Market

LinkedIn has become a powerful online tool for every professional looking to pivot their career. Canadian and US immigrants shouldn’t be left out of this and that’s why we have created this step-by-step guide to help you take your LinkedIn account to the next level.

Did you know that these days, recruiters may not require your resume? They go straight to do a quick LinkedIn search, discover talent, and contact them via LinkedIn! You don’t want to be missing out on your next role simply because you failed to take LinkedIn seriously.

As a new immigrant who doesn’t have strong personal networks, LinkedIn is an avenue for you to network and expand your contact reach to land a suitable role.

Don’t worry, we have the details for you to land that dream job in this carefully crafted step-by-step guide.

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Find a Job in Toronto
The Immigrant Worker

How To Find a Job in Metropolitan Cities Like Toronto, Vancouver, Montreal, etc.

After several years of working with immigrants, we’ve seen that many struggle with finding a job in a busy city such as Toronto, Vancouver, Montreal, etc. This is not rocket science and that is why we’ve crafted this post to provide you with step-by-step strategies to land your next role even with the heavy competition.

We understand that you may want to move to a city for a number of reasons but then fear that you may find it difficult to land a job since the cost of living and the competition in the city is tough.

Job hunting in a metropolitan city can feel very competitive since a number of individuals are all scouting for a similar role. Without beating around the bush, let’s jump into how you can land your next role in your favorite metropolitan city.

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Tips Career Change During Pandemic - Zinny Factor
Career Change, Job Search

Tips For Career Change During The Pandemic

It’s easier to make a career change during the pandemic with arguable reasons both socially and professionally. If you’ve been laid off recently, this might be a good time to rethink your career path.

Career change or industry change is not an easy task and requires effort, especially because getting a new job in your current industry may be hard enough. However, it’s not an impossible feat. It’s achievable. The most important thing is planning ahead for this adventurous journey.

For the purpose of this article, we will be considering both a change in career role or a change in the industry. So still within the same career line but entirely different industry. For example from a practicing accountant to a consultant in a software company. On the other hand, still an accountant but now leaving an accounting firm to become an accountant for a software company.

This post has been designed to fit just about any industry and will be beneficial to anyone currently working towards a career change especially during these unprecedented times. Here are tips to help you successfully begin a career change or transition.

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6 Mistakes Job Seekers Make on Their Resume - Zinny Factor
Career Change, Getting Started, Job Search

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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