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Tristan Layfield Career Coach - Zinny Factor
Employee's Workplace, Magazine, Side Hustle Series

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 Find a Mentor - Zinny Factor
Employee's Workplace, Entrepreneur's Workplace

How To Find A Mentor: 5 Practical Tips

In a previous article, I talked about how mentorship has been helpful in my career journey. Naturally, the next thing should be to discuss how you can actually find a mentor. So in this article, we’ll dive even further while being realistic.

Basically, where do you find one? How does it even begin? Are you just supposed to go out there, discover some outspoken person and demand that he/ she become your mentor? Is this even a logical way to go about this?

A lot of times, we hear that you must have a mentor, everyone out there seems to be scouting for a mentor. I mean, in the last post, I argued for the case of mentorship and the fact that it has helped me. If that’s the case, why wouldn’t you want to find a mentor, right?

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Inspire People - Zinny Factor
Entrepreneur's Workplace, New Worker

Want to Inspire and Help Others? Here Are Some Things to Do First

Life is a great adventure, and a major part of that adventure is developing ourselves professionally, and striving to achieve our various goals and ambitions to the best of our ability which could include to inspire people.

But what happens if you’ve been successful on the path, and feel like you should be branching out somehow?

Well, for many people, the desire naturally arises to inspire and help others to move past their own shortcomings and doubts, and to achieve their goals and live happy and prosperous lives.

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Mental Health Professional
Employee's Workplace, Entrepreneur's Workplace, New Worker

How To Start A Career As A Mental Health Professional

It’s only been in the last couple of years that we’ve really started to understand the importance of mental health. In the past, people didn’t really know that much about mental health issues and that means they didn’t understand how important it is to talk about issues and seek help from a professional if necessary.

Increased awareness means that more people are getting the help that they need, and that’s great. However, that does raise another issue. There is a big lack of resources out there because there isn’t enough funding and there aren’t enough properly trained mental health professionals out there.

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Music as a Career - Zinny Factor
Entrepreneur's Workplace, New Worker

Making Music a Career

Setting up your own business is hard enough especially when it’s in the music industry. There’s so much to consider from your accounting needs, to your marketing plan, not to mention the manufacturing and selling of the product or service you’re offering.

This is challenging enough in the regular business world but when you’re a creative person trying to market your music, this can be made ten times harder. In this short guide we take a look at what it takes to start off in the music industry, if you’re not lucky enough to win a TV talent show.

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Promotion, Career and Raise - Zinny Factor
Employee's Workplace, New Worker, The Immigrant Worker

How To Get A Raise And Promotion

One of the things ambitious workers look out for is career progression in whatever form it may come. A promotion which often comes with a raise is no exception and this is a form of motivation for many workers.

If you’ve been working in a role for a long time with no change to your salary, you might become bored and depressed on the job. A new challenge is an opportunity for a fresh start and spark, but how can you achieve this – a raise?

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Women and Career - Zinny Factor
Employee's Workplace, Entrepreneur's Workplace, New Worker, The Immigrant Worker

Potent Career Strategies for Women

In the US, nearly 50% of the workforce is a woman, but they hold only 25% of senior roles. The times when the words women and career did not go together have long gone, but for some companies that still holds true. Women have had to fight hard to achieve the advancements they have, but there are still huge problems with gender diversity that need to be addressed.

Despite many challenges the general opinion seems to be that more women are becoming successful. More of them are taking top positions and there are more businesses owned by women in the US than ever before.  This is all good news, but women still have to fight hard for every job and promotion. If you are looking for a new job or a promotion with the current business, hopefully, the tips below will help you to achieve your goals.

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What to do with Manager - Zinny Factor
Employee's Workplace

10 Things You Must Avoid in Front of Your Manager

Multiple global studies have revealed that 79% of people who quit their jobs mark “lack of appreciation” as the main reason for the switch or because of a bad manager. When your work isn’t cherished, you don’t feel the motivation to perform to the best of your abilities. But it is actually quite difficult to keep your managers happy and satisfied with your performance.

It is hard for the employees to realize the toughness of a manager’s duty. This is because they are unaware of the challenges which these managers encounter on a day-to-day basis. By realizing what it’s like to be a manager, you can actually be more valuable to him than a burden.

If you are inclined to make the life of your manager easier and wish to score a good reputation in his eyes, here are some of the things which you must not do in front of him.

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Authentic Interview - ZInny Factor
The Immigrant Worker

How To Ace An Interview As An Immigrant

Preparing for an interview can seem daunting. At one point or the other in the progression of your career, you’ll get to a point where you have to get interviewed. Being an immigrant or a newcomer doesn’t make it any easier. But how do you get comfortable enough to feel confident during your interview as an immigrant?

As a newcomer it can be challenging, so in this article you’ll find a couple of tips to help you feel ready for what to expect.  As much as we’ll be digging into how being a new comer can affect your interview process, this article won’t be complete without first taking note of a few pointers when it comes to interviews in general. The first tip highlights this.

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Employee's Workplace, Entrepreneur's Workplace

Protecting Yourself When Starting In A Controversial Field

Every single human on the face of the planet is different. Whether you have things in common with someone else or not, it is just about impossible to find a person who will agree with you when it comes to every issue. This might make you appear controversial.

In some cases, people will feel very passionate about issues, acting in ways which other people would consider too extreme. Of course, though, you will also find those who feel strongly about something without any real cause. As a small business person working a potentially controversial field, learning how to handle this is a crucial part of the work you do.

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