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Fashion Jobs – Resume Writing Tips

Friday, November 21st, 2014

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When it comes to job applications, your resume is arguably the most important aspect, as it is often the first (and sometimes only) impression a potential employer will have of you and is the deciding factor as to whether or not you will be called in for an in-person interview. As resumes play such an important role in the overall job hunt process, you certainly don’t want to be making any easily avoidable mistakes on yours! According to Christie, the following are some key components that employers look for on applicant resumes when making hiring decisions:

 

 

1. Although I feel like having proper spelling and grammar should be a given, you’d be surprised at how many applicants still make careless typos on their resumes. Always proofread your resume, or have another set of eyes look it over before submitting it! I generally disregard resumes with typos altogether.

 

2. Most resumes are structured so that key information can be easily located via the usage of headings, or the order in which information is presented. What I always look for first is previous work experience and education. When I say “work experience,” I mean the companies which you’ve worked for in the past and/ or present, your job title, and how long you’ve worked for the company.

 

3. I usually spend less than 10 seconds scanning a resume for keywords and information, and I can promise you that all recruiters will do the same. With that said, make sure you only highlight your most relevant experience and education pertaining to the position which you are applying for. Make that information easy to find.

 

4. A resume is not a “one size fits all” deal. In fact, it’s so easy to tell which applicants have not tailored their resume to the specific position and company. Like a cover letter, you want to make sure that everything is relevant! While I am not a personal fan of the “interests” section, if you are going to include it, make sure what you write is relatable to the job at hand too.

 

5. Just because you include a long list of duties under each past position section, does not mean that you appear more qualified. Be specific about how you directly contributed towards an outcome. While “organized team meetings” is weak and vague, “improved team’s daily productivity by 10% through organizing sales meetings” is a much stronger statement. I want to know how you directly contributed, and include solid proof, like numbers, where applicable. For retail, this can mean your average sales per hour, or any sales goals that were met and surpassed.

 

6. Presentation is everything! Stick to one font, double-check your margins and spacing, and overall, try and keep everything neat, tidy, and easy to read. A poorly presented resume can immediately leave a sour impression in the minds of employers.

 

7. Finally, although many people stress the one page resume rule, sometimes it’s okay to be more extensive when it comes to your past experiences, education, work samples, etc. However, do a bit of research into what’s typically expected in the industry and position that you are applying for, as this is still somewhat subjective.

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Fashion Jobs – The Season to Sparkle

Thursday, November 20th, 2014

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When it comes to holiday style, there is nothing more fun and festive than a bit of sparkle. Regardless of the time of year, I adore a dash of sequins, but there’s something so essential about it over the holiday season. Rock a sparkly dress to that holiday party, or add a bit of festive glitz to your office style and get excited (and sparkly!) this Christmas!

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Product Details:

Kate Spade New York Sherrie Cat-Eye Sunglasses, Pink Glitter, $165.00, available at Nordstorm

H&M – Short Sequined Top, 34.95, available at H&M

H&M – Sequined Dress, $69.95, available at H&M

Sartoria Italiana Vintage sequin pencil skirt, $164.39, available at Farfetch

Diane von Furstenberg Glittered iPhone 5/5s Case, $48.00, available at Saks Fifth Ave

Kate Spade New York Metro Grand Pavé Stainless Steel & Interchangeable Glitter Leather Strap Watch, $225.00, available at Saks Fifth Ave

Kate Spade New York Ursula Glitter Cat-Eye Sunglasses, Rose Gold, $165.00, available at Neiman Marcus

Marta Sequined Dress, $174.99, available at Off 5th

Lucy Choi London Rose bow-embellished glitter-finished pumps,  $270.00, available at NET-A-PORTER

By: Bree Aylwin, @urbanumbrella29

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Fashion Jobs – Fall Accessory Trends

Wednesday, November 19th, 2014

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The temperature is dropping and layering is a must. The type of layering I’M talking about is that of accessories though. I simply can’t get enough of stackable rings, bracelets, and how great a watch can look when combined with slinkier pieces. Another trend to watch out for is that of knit headbands. They seem to be everywhere now and why miss out? They are super cute and save lives on a bad hair day. You can find a variety of styles for this season, whether you go for a more traditional or even a studded one is up to you! Not to mention they’re a great alternative to our beloved beanie, which let’s face it, it’s a staple in the chillier days.

 

Product List:

ALDO watch, $28, available at ALDO.com

ALDO rhinestone jewelry, $26, available at ALDO.com

ALDO black ring, $11, available at ASOS.com

Black velvet shawl, $12, available at FINEACCESSORIES.com

River Island beanie hat, $27, available at RIVERISLAND.com

H&M red infinity scarf, $12, available at HM.com

LISKA mink fur scarve, $1,265, available at FARFETCH.com

Fat Face hat, $29, available at FATFACE.com

JFR beanie hat, $23, available at NELLY.com

NIC ZOE braided headband, $66, available at NICANDZOE.com

Eugenia Kim hair accessory, $110, available at INTERMIX.com

 

By: Rubi Samano, writer of styleonpoint, Vancouver

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Fashion Jobs – Ladies in Lace

Tuesday, November 18th, 2014

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Nothing says femininity quite like lace. Dressed up or down, this material not only adds excitement to an outfit by adding texture, but it is so versatile that it can make an outfit feel anything from sexy to ladylike. Lace can easily be incorporated into any outfit – whether it is through skirts, accents and even accessories. Here are some ideas on how to bring some lace into your next outfit!

 

Product List:

1. LOVER Vee Vee Lace Splice Crop Top, $450, available at INTERMIXONLINE

2. 3/4 Sleeve Tailored-collar Open-front Blazer, $39, available at BLACKFIVE

3. RAYON 5 PKT SKINN, $15, available at BURLINGTONCOATFACTORY

4. H&M Lace dress, $14

5. Larkspur & Hawk Small Pale Pink Topaz Jane Stud Earrings, $765 available at LIBERTY

6. Jigsaw Natalya Metallic Shoe, $265 CAD

7. RAQUEL ALLEGRA Cowl Neck Pullover, $695 available at STEVENALAN

8. Oscar de la Renta Giupure Lace Skirt, $2,265 available at MODAOPERANDI

9. Large Envelope Wristlet Clutch, $25 available at COLETTEHAYMAN

 

By: Nikita Due

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Fashion Jobs – Day-to-Night: Sparkle With Robson

Tuesday, November 18th, 2014

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With holiday season fast approaching, you may find your schedule completely filled up with parties, gatherings, and other socials, be it for work or leisure. Regardless of the occasion, mastering the art of transitioning your daytime look into the evening will be crucial, especially if you want to cut out unnecessary travel and touch-up time. Who wants to make the trek back home in order to get ready for the evening’s events, when you can do so by swapping out a few pieces, easily stored in a tote bag or your car trunk? I don’t!

 

See how Style Nine to Five’s founder Christie Lohr transformed one dress from day-to-night with pieces from Vancouver’s shopping destination Robson Street.

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One clever way to turn an evening dress into an office appropriate piece is by layering a sweater over top of it. Of course, you want to pay attention to the hemline length, as micro-minis are definitely still not work-safe. In my case, I chose a lace dress that fell just above my knee, and layered on a chunky, knit funnel neck sweater. To further tame the dress for day, I wore opaque black tights and sturdy ankle boots. A wide-brimmed hat and a functional black bag finished up my daytime outfit.StreetScoutMe Style Nine To Five-1-24StreetScoutMe Style Nine To Five-1-21StreetScoutMe Style Nine To Five-1-30StreetScoutMe Style Nine To Five-1-34

When it came time to transition my look into night, I swapped out my sweater for a luxe, faux fur coat (which you can wear as your daytime coat), removed the nylons altogether, opted to change into a pair of sparkly pumps, and replaced the larger work bag with a clutch. Overall, just by swapping and/ or removing a few pieces, my outfit was completely transformed.

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The second component of any great evening look (outfit aside), is some glam make-up and hair. Luckily, you can drop by the newly opened Sephora on Robson Street, which has a full service beauty salon located upstairs from the main retail section, for an evening touch-up, whether you have 15 minutes or 45 minutes for a custom makeover.

 

CONTEST:
Style Nine to Five is giving you the chance to win a $100 gift card to Club Monaco. All you need to do is follow @RobsonStreet, @Christie_Lohr and @StyleNinetoFive on Instagram, as well as comment on Style Nine to Five’s Instagram account by tagging a friend with whom you would like to go shopping with on Robson Street. Nothing says “holidays” like a shopping spree! #SparkleWithRobson

 

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Day look outfit details: Chunky knit cropped baby blue sweater ($149.50), dress ($289) and hat ($98.50) from Club Monaco, booties ($79.95) and bag ($79.95) from Le Chateau

 

Night look outfit details: dress from Club Monaco, faux fur coat ($119.95), sparkly gold pumps ($69.95), belt ($15), metallic clutch ($49.95) and statement ($69.95) necklace from Le Chateau

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Fashion Jobs – Fashion Career Advice Round-up

Friday, November 14th, 2014

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For this week’s career advice feature, we’re sharing all of our past topics! Click on the below to read the whole article.

 

What does ‘Above and Beyond’ really mean? 

Asking for what you want. 

Reach out to break out.

How to answer the difficult interview questions.

How to write a cover letter.

Finding your calling.

How to face criticism. 

Importance of internships.

How to start your own business.

Perfection is overrated. 

What makes an applicant stand out?

What do fashion employers look for in a candidate?

How do you define your dream job?

It’s not a competition.

What are common mistakes applicants make? 

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Fashion Jobs – Playful Fall Prints

Thursday, November 13th, 2014

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Fall poses to be the season of animal prints and fun ensembles. The trick with these pieces is to choose one statement item and keep the rest of your look minimalistic. An easy breezy white dress with a leopard print jacket on top is a crispy outfit that will keep you looking stylish and warm. In fact, leopard prints are so in right now, that you can pair the print up with almost anything. The snake skin look is also another one to watch out for, it’s especially fashionable for walking around in the city or going out on a date. These prints not only look great on, but they also make for beautiful accessories that can be worn as a statement piece as well.

Trends - Fall PrintsProduct List:

Express roll tab shirt, $48

Jane Norman gray knit sweater, $63, available at House of Fraser

Black plaid top, $40, available at ModCloth

Alice Olivia black jacket, $2,525, available at Mytheresa

Zara trousers, $115

Manolo Blahnik high heel shoes, $975, available at Bergdorf Goodman

Jimmy Choo patent leather shoes, $795

Snake print bag, $46, available at YOINS

Yellow gold earrings, $11, available at Etsy

Circle scarf, $18, available at Amazon

Style Inspiration:

1. Fashion Toast

2. Alicia Fashionista

 

By Rubi Samano, writer of styleonpoint, Vancouver

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Fashion Jobs – Workwear Wednesday: An Unexpected Twist on a Classic

Tuesday, November 11th, 2014

 

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Outfit details: Dress from Le Chateau, $139.95

 

I love shift dresses for their versatility. Due to their high-collared cut, they are totally appropriate for the office, while being highly flattering and easy to accessorize up for any evening event. While I do advocate having at least one basic shift dress in your closet as a go-to piece, sometimes, it’s nice to make a statement by rocking a classic with an unexpected twist. Armed with that exact mindset, I decided to make this leather trimmed, mixed media shift dress the focal point of my look. Although the addition of the piping detail, tweed, and asymmetric hem gives the dress some attitude, the piece itself is still conservative enough for the workplace, especially when you throw a blazer on over top.

 

Speaking of blazers, I opted for a reverse-tuxedo style blazer, where the body is black with cream trimmings. Opaque tights add extra warmth while acting as a neutral canvas to show off the dress, and black, leather ankle boots complete the outfit. When it came to styling my hair, I decided on a sleek up-do to carry on the theme of professional and polished.

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Fashion Jobs – Hand Chains

Tuesday, November 11th, 2014

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One of my favourite accessories over the last few months have been hand chains. Hand chains have become a great way to add an unexpected element of edginess to your look. They also tend to style in a bohemian-esque way, adding a bit of carefree effortlessness to your daily style!

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Product Details: 

Chevron Hand Chain Bracelet/Gold, $78, available at off 5th

gorjana ‘Bali’ Hand Chain, $75, available at Nordstorm

Ben-Amun Crystal Hand Chain, $130, available at Shop Bop

Jennifer Zeuner Boxer Hand Chain ,  $176, available at Charm & Chain

Jennifer Zeuner Jewelry Theresa Hand Chain, $198, available at Shop Bop

Panacea Black Beaded Hand Chain,  $19, available at Neiman Marcus

By: Bree Aylwin, @urbanumbrella29 

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Fashion Jobs – Sweater Dresses

Sunday, November 9th, 2014

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I am not going to lie – I used to think sweater dresses were frumpy and unflattering. Fortunately, I don’t feel that way anymore, but I think my struggle with sweater dresses was that I did not know of all the styles that were out there. I have since learned that the rule of thumb with these fall friendly dresses is they must have some shape. These dresses are great for all sorts of occasions, but picking the right material and style are vital to making sure your sweater dress is less frumpy and more classy. Here are some ideas and styles to suit any occasion!

 

Product List:

1. UNIQLO Heattech Knit Long Sleeve Dress,$57

2. HUNTER Original Half Stripe Sweater Dress, $330

3. RICKIS Zipper Cowl Sweater Dress, $91

4. Jean Paul Gaultier Sweater Dress, available at 1STDIBS

5. STELLA MCCARTNEY turtle neck sweater dress, $1,780 available at FARFETCH

6. Iro Ahtna Sweater Dress, $1,345 available at BYSYMPHONY

 

By: Nikita Due

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