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Tips Jump Start Career 2020
Career Change, Getting Ahead, Inspiration

4 Must-Read Tips to Jump-Start Your Career in 2020

Saying that the first half of 2020 has been challenging would be a euphemism, and things don’t look like they will start to even out soon. However, life goes on for the professionals looking at switching careers and neo-grads in desperate needs of diving into their first job.

Because, of course, there have been challenges, but there are also shiny opportunities out for grabs! Launching a career in the year of a pandemic, travel restrictions, working from home, and social distancing measures can be intimidating, but it will also be rewarding – to say the least!

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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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Have it all Figured During these Uncertain Times - Zinny Factor
Inspiration

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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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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Jobs High Demand Coronavirus - Zinny Factor
Getting Ahead, Inspiration

Here are Jobs in High Demand During Coronavirus

These are truly uncertain times and we can mostly hope for the best and the end of the coronavirus. It’s now been 5 weeks since we’ve all had to stay home to keep safe. Our work lives have been far from what we have known as normal. No one would have thought sometime in January that this will turn out to be a global pandemic.

Reviewing LinkedIn these days has become more downing as many of our friends, connections or 2nd and 3rd degree connections or even strangers have broken the news of their lay off. So many people have become unemployed while others fear loosing their jobs as the economy remains affected. Someone mentioned that this is a time when people will remember how they were treated by their employers.

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Better You This Year - Zinny Factor
Inspiration, Lifestyle

How To Create A Better You This Year

We are now into the new year, and you may have set yourself the task of this year becoming a better version of yourself. We should start by saying, just because you want to create a brand new you, doesn’t mean there was anything wrong with the old one, we all just need to change sometimes.

The truth is, change is great. Change lets us be happy and flourish. Whether it’s changes at work or changes at home, you will find that it will be the very best thing you have ever done. In this post, we are going to suggest a few things that may help you while creating the brand new and better you this year.

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Career That Helps Others - Zinny Factor
Inspiration

A Guide To Building A Career That Really Helps Others

So, you want to build a career that really helps others. Good for you! It takes guts to go for a career that might not be the ‘fanciest’ or even the highest paid, but one that makes a difference in the lives of those who need it. Here, you’ll find some advice on the careers you could go for. It may take time, but you can be sure that it’ll be worth it in the end! 

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Finding Career Difference - Zinny Factor
Career Change, Inspiration

Careers Where You Can Really Make A Difference

It’s so easy to feel unfulfilled in life and as though your career makes no difference. Like your life has absolutely no purpose at all, and that you can’t figure out what you’re truly meant to be doing. But that’s simply because we’re stuck in a cycle of doing near enough exactly the same thing every single day. We get up, shower and go to work, come home and make dinner, perhaps go to the gym, and if we don’t go to the gym we sit in front of the sofa and vegetate for the whole night.

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Jasika Nicole - Zinny Factor
Inspiration

Career Inspiration: Jasika Nicole

A lot of us are guilty of never going after our dreams, Jasika is different. We outline the things we would love to achieve in life. We sit at our desks and let our mind wander to a world of imagination. We picture what it would be like to be a catwalk model, an influential politician, a fashion designer, a songwriter, or any other career that appeals.

Yet, the problem is that most of us never seek to fulfill these dreams. We see them as an impossible and unattainable target. But, how do you know unless you try? One woman who is living proof that you can achieve it all is Jasika Nicole. 

You probably know Jasika for her acting role in hit TV series Fringe. However, Jasika has dabbled in an array of different career choices. She has tried her hand at several forms of art and has done so with great success. Not only is the Alabama-born actress a prime example of how good women are at multitasking, but she aptly displays that diversity is the spice of life.

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