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Cover Letter _ Zinny Factor
Career Change, Getting Started, Job Search, The Immigrant Worker

Step-By-Step Guide: Cover Letter For the US & Canadian Job Market

A cover letter adds an extra touch to your job applications and definitely helps you stand out from the crowd. Many people may think that they aren’t necessary, however, a number of employers and recruiters still note that cover letters help in setting a candidate apart.

Imagine a recruiter receiving thousands of resumes with no accompanying cover letter – and then you send out your application with one! You’ll definitely be remembered.

So how can you write a killer cover letter that not only tells you apart from the crowd but also displays you as a qualified candidate? When will you need a cover letter? We’ll be sharing in-depth information on this in this article as well as answering every other question you may have regarding cover letters.

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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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Career Change

The Benefits of Starting a New Career

We spend the majority of our adult lives working, so it’s important to choose a new career that allows you to do something you love. When your job offers fulfillment and satisfaction, you’ll find that you’re motivated to enhance your career path and develop your skills.

However, not everyone finds their dream job role straight away. If you’re not feeling inspired by your current position, take a look at the benefits of starting a brand-new career.

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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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In These Uncertain Times: You Don’t Have To Have It All Figured Out

With people being forced to stay at home these uncertain times, we are beginning to see people take to social media. People need to express themselves and the internet is a good way to social distance while yet feeling closer to people. After all, humans are social animals.

While this has been helpful to many, we’ve also realized how many people are taking to sharing information about their routines and productivity during these uncertain times.

This is a low time for many and it’s reasonable to understand how this might bring down the spirit of someone currently impacted by the pandemic. For instance, we’ve read the news of a number of layoffs lately, not to mention those battling with their mental health in a time when it may feel like they are all alone.

You are not alone.

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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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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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