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5 Reasons Why You Should Spend More Time On LinkedIn

To many people, LinkedIn is a mere social network, where people with jobs comment on certain posts, spend time, endorse each other, and brag about their achievements. That is not a bad way to put it. But imagine this; imagine you walk into a large room through a blue door, and in this room, there are CEOs, top company executives, specialists in various fields, people just like you, and many other people who are more advanced in their careers than you are.

If you can imagine yourself in that room, you will realize that you have a lot of choices; keep quiet and stay on your own, talk to people just like you, network with individuals more advanced in their careers, perform quick interviews with top executives or just leave the room to go do something else.

If career growth is important to you, you will quickly see this as an opportunity to improve your career. LinkedIn is that large room with the blue door.

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7 Realistic Ways to Job Hunt During Pandemic - Zinny Factor
Career Change, Getting Ahead, Job Search

7 Realistic Ways To Job Hunt During The Pandemic

It’s no news that a number of industries within Canada and around the world have been hit hard by the COVID-19 pandemic. But even with this, there are still a number of companies that are hiring. With a number of Canadians are being laid off during the COVID-19 outbreak, people who have been looking for work are finding it even more challenging.

There has been a decline in job postings to about over 5 percent. Employment fell by more than one million in March (-1,011,000 or -5.3%). While this isn’t good news, we can choose to look at it from a positive angle knowing that there is still aa number of jobs still being posted. For one, there are still roles in agriculture, IT, e-commerce, and a couple other areas.
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Lost Job Due to Covid-19 - Zinny Factor
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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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Interviews, Job Search

Tham Nguyen: How I Got a Job Offer Within 2 Weeks in Canada

In this article, Tham Nguyen shares how she got a job offer in Canada two weeks after she relocated from Vietnam as well as important tips to assist you with your own prospective job offer. When I saw this article she originally shared on LinkedIn, I remember telling myself that I had to follow up with her to reshare this article.

Tham is a Technical Acquisition Specialist specifically hiring Java & Javascript Developers here in Toronto.

Since I frequently receive messages from new immigrants asking related questions on a job offer in Canada, I knew it would be a great idea to share this piece from a professional recruiter. Read below and learn one or two things you could apply to your job search to land a job offer as a new immigrant.

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Tristan Layfield Career Coach - Zinny Factor
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Tristan Layfield: Career Coach & Quality Assurance Professional

Have you ever worked with a career coach? Consistently updating our interview/ feature stories is one way we enjoy sharing stories from other workers in diverse fields. We believe in storytelling because everyone’s life and career journey are unique. We all have that perspective that even though feels similar to an experience someone else might have encountered in the past remains unique to us.

Some people don’t understand how coaching might be beneficial or the whole idea, this interview will help shed some light on this. Tristan Layfield works full-time and has a business he runs as well — talk about passion and career!

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How To Succeed In Recruitment

Recruitment is a funny little career path to choose. Not funny in how limited it is – many people succeed in this career path and it can be profitable.

It’s funny because when looking from the outset, what the job entails is often different from how we perceive it. Despite being a highly calculative and predictive industry, it’s amazing just how much personal intuition is involved.

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