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Top Industries Hiring in Canada - ZInny Factor
Career Change, Getting Ahead, Job Search

3 Industries Hiring Right Now In Canada

It’s good practice to think about top industries and jobs providing top career opportunities. When planning out a career, you have to keep in mind the future. You don’t want to feel stuck five or ten years down the line because it’s really not worth it. Planning and thinking strategically becomes really important and worth the time.

If you want a job that meets your interest, does well in the economy and provides security, then keep reading! It’s important to keep in mind the times, what is currently in trend and how you can stay relevant. Since there is an aging population, it’s expected that there will be career positions to be filled in the nearest future.

To help you identify where those career opportunities are, we’ve shared top industries and careers in demand in Canada for the next few years.

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Legal Career Options - Zinny Factor
Career Change, Getting Ahead

3 Legal Jobs You Can Do With A College Degree

One career choice that is always high on the selection list is that of the law. Law is a career choice that has seen glamour, thanks to Hollywood. It also took an influx in the 90’s thanks to the likes of Johnnie Cochrane and Robert Shapiro.

Many people want to enter the field, but some of those without a college degree. Below we are going to look at some opportunities in the legal area that you may not know.

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coworking space benefits - Zinny Factor
Entrepreneur's Workplace, Getting Ahead

Why Coworking Spaces Are A Remote Worker’s Best Friend

There are many advantages to freelance and remote work. You can create your own schedule and work on projects that drive you. Just like any job, there can be drawbacks due to the enormous amount of pressure freelancers can put on themselves. Coinciding with the gig economy and the rise of remote work, coworking spaces have become more popular in recent years. These spaces function like offices only you are completely independent.

If you find yourself struggling in your remote work, then it is time to consider joining one. These are the ways coworking spaces can help you excel at your work and become your new best friend.

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Dream Job - Zinny Factor
Career Change, Getting Ahead, Getting Started, Job Search

Is There Really Anything As a Dream Job?

“I want to find my dream job.” This is what we’ve heard someone say. If we are being completely blunt, we’ve made this statement at one point or the other at various stages of our career.

It often feels like there is a lot of pressure in life to find your dream job. So many people out there talk about how they’ve found a job that they are passionate about and others feel like they deserve that as well, which is only fair. However, most often than not, the job you’ve worked so hard enough to actualize might turn out to not be as you expected. For example, you might begin to feel unfulfilled after some time on the job.

Alternatively, you might outgrow something that you always thought you wanted to do from childhood. And all of a sudden, it no longer feels like a job that you are interested in. This can feel intimidating giving all the time you must have spent training and trying to accomplish the goal of getting the ‘dream job’.

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Job Satisfaction - Zinny Factor
Getting Ahead, Inspiration

Taking Steps To Boost Your Job Satisfaction

Job satisfaction is something that’s important to all of us – it becomes very difficult to go to work when you hate your job. But instead of doing something about it, many people seem happier to complain about their jobs. Is that how you want to live? Surely not.

Your solution, therefore, is to work on improving your job satisfaction so that you can go on to build a great career for yourself and enjoy what you do. It’s going to take some work on your part, but it will be worth it when you succeed. Work on improving your job satisfaction with the advice below.

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Getting Ahead

Does School Matter Once You Finish College?

The answer to this question about school is yes, but it’s worth taking a deeper dive to discover what school really means once you have graduated. The assumption for many is that school and more specifically school achievements will no longer matter after you graduate from higher learning.

Due to this a lot of students won’t bother mentioning their achievements from school on their resume. Certainly, they don’t want it to seem like they’re too focused on the past. But there are a few reasons why school does still matter.

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Career Change - Zinny Factor
Career Change, Getting Ahead

The Actionable Steps You Can Take To Change Your Career

Sometimes we can reach a brick wall when it comes to our career and seek a change. It can stem from having to make such big decisions from an early age as not all of us really know what we want to do as a career when we are in the educational system, do we? Many people don’t realize where their passions are or where their skills lie best until they begin working or open themselves up to new experiences in life.

So if you find yourself at a crossroad and looking to change your career you may be wondering what are the actionable steps you can take. Here are some of them that you can try.

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Preparing for Interview - Zinny Factor
Career Change, Getting Ahead

How to Survive These 3 Types of Interview

You apply for the job and nervously cross your fingers. When the call for the interview finally comes, you’re likely to experience a whole host of feelings! You might start thrilled and excited, but then nerves and even dread can kick in. You want to perform your best, and interviews are notoriously nerve-wracking.

Modern interviews can be a bit more complicated, too, since there are so many different approaches now. Here are some hints and tips for surviving these three common types of interview. 

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Career Change, Getting Ahead

The Truth About Working From Home

Recently, at a hang out with a colleague we got chatting about work, life and all that comes with it. A long time ago, I might have said I wanted a job where I would have to go into the office every day. That day though, sitting and having a conversation between two ladies who just wanted to catch up on a couple of drinks, we both agreed that it’s truly a good benefit to have the option to work from home aka ‘WFH’.

It’s really encouraging when you have employers that see the value in providing work from home options as a benefit because it’s really a competitive advantage. Especially with how busy life can get, it’s of importance that you have some work-life balance. Having this option helps an employee feel valued and not feel like just a seat warmer.

It’s important for employers to realize that the quality of your work isn’t determined by how often you show up in the office but in your results. Many companies are now adopting this approach and it’s only getting even better as most companies now offer this as an unlimited option, meaning that employment options are getting better.

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