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Chances of Obtaining Interview - Zinny Factor
Interviews, Job Search

How to Boost Your Chances of Obtaining An Interview

Once you have completed your studies or left your previous employment you might be in a quandary over what career or job prospect to pursue. It doesn’t need to be too stressful if you are organized and can really think about what type of job you want to try out next. If you need some assistance with your career change then these suggestions might be just what you need to succeed. 

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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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Amy Cooper Unconscious Biases - Zinny Factor
Inspiration, Lifestyle

Think You Are Unbiased? See What We Think

The Amy Cooper, central park incident involved the Vice President of a financial organization, and the Jessica Mulroney and Sasha Exeter incident, involved Jessica threatening Exeter’s means of livelihood.

In the Amy Cooper case, she was aware of her bias and privilege and used it in the wrong way to make a 911 call.

This got us thinking of people and their unconscious biases especially leaders in organizations or employees who may not be aware of their biases. A number of us aren’t aware of our biases and this is why we need to check for it.

Unconscious bias affects everyone and the question we should ask ourselves every day as individuals who seek continuous growth is whether we realize that we have biases or not.

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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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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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Resume format - US Canada
Career Change, Getting Ahead, Job Search, The Immigrant Worker

Step-By-Step Guide: Resume Format For The US & Canadian Job Market

Your resume format is key to landing a job in Canada or the US and ultimately growing your career. Employers will determine your suitability for a role using your resume or in some cases your LinkedIn profile accompanied by a resume.

Recruiters spend an average of 6 seconds reading this document. It’s therefore really important for you to get the recruiter’s attention by sticking to the Canadian or US resume format.

In this article, we will use a case study to provide you with the approach to use in crafting out a resume that not only meets the Canadian or US resume format but equally helps you land an interview in many companies.

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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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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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