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Indispensible Worker job - Zinny Factor
Getting Ahead

A Unique Role: Making Yourself Indispensable In Your Job

If you have worked hard to acquire your dream job you could feel incredibly protective over it. On the other end of the spectrum, there are people that feel pretty precarious in any role. These days there are so many cuts going around that people can worry on an almost daily basis if the job is going to be around in a year’s time.

But what is the answer to this? One of the savvier approaches is to make yourself indispensable within the business framework. But what are the ways you can do this?

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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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Find a Job You Really Love - Zinny Factor
Career Change, Job Search

How To Find A Job That You Really Love

Working. Even the word itself is enough to send shivers down some people’s spines, and most of us would prefer to roll over and go back to sleep when our alarms go off for our job. In fact, the people who jump out of bed with excitement when it’s time to go to work are few and far between, and most of us don’t feel too positively about our boring 9 ‘til 5 jobs. We’ve all asked ourselves: is this really all that there is out there for me?

The answer is a resounding ‘no’, but to find a job that makes you happy you need to be prepared to take risks and look deeply inside yourself to see what you really want, and you then have to put yourself out there and go and find it. Whilst we’ll admit that this all sounds quite daunting, it will be the best decision you ever make, and you’ll be so glad that you did it when you wake up every day looking forward to what’s on the horizon. Here’s what you can (and should) do.

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Career Change

How To Best Prep For A Career Change

Making a career change is a step that’s both brave and challenging. When something doesn’t feel right within your career- you’ll just know. Perhaps you took your current role as a stop-gap? Maybe you pursued this role, but the reality of the work didn’t match your expectations? Whatever the reason, if you’re feeling unmotivated and on the wrong path, it’s likely that a change is in order. For those looking to get started, there are a few steps you can take to help you on your way. 

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

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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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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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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