Interview Questions and How to Prep - Style Nine to Five

5 Common Second Interview Questions and How to Prep

Congratulations, you’ve made it to the second round of interviews. You’re almost at the end of your job search journey, now it’s time to nail the next step. You may be thinking, “what else do they need to know?” The short answer is there are always more questions to ask during the job interviewing process. […]

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How to Answer Tell Us About Your Personal Interests - Style Nine to Five

How to Answer, “Tell Us About Your Personal Interests?”

You’re acing your job interview, and then the interviewer sneaks in a dreaded question: “What are your hobbies?” We’ve always been told to prepare for questions about the company, your work ethic, and your past jobs, but not your personal life. What could a hiring manager be trying to surmise from that question? Here’s our […]

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Steps to Maximizing Your LinkedIn Profile - Style Nine to Five

8 Steps to Maximizing Your LinkedIn Profile

LinkedIn is like any other social media platform except, unlike many others, you only get one professional profile to sum up your entire career background! With this in mind, filling out your profile for the first time, or updating it after a long time, can feel like a pretty daunting task. The reality is that […]

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7 Steps to Make a Title Change the Key to Your Career Growth - Style Nine to Five

7 Steps to Make a Job Title Change the Key to Your Career Growth

Asking for a title change might not always be the obvious choice when you’re looking for a step up in your career. A higher salary, new benefits, permanent or full-time status, different responsibilities, and new experiences are usually the priorities at the forefront of your mind when negotiating a new position. But what if those […]

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How to Answer the Question: "What Salary Do You Have in Mind?" - Style Nine to Five

How to Answer the Question: “What Salary Do You Have in Mind?”

Talking about your salary with a potential employer can feel tricky but it doesn’t have to be! Putting a number on your worth as an employee can be stressful because you don’t want to under or over sell yourself with unrealistic salary expectations. Although putting forward a number can be difficult, it’s important for your […]

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How to Negotiate Your Job Offer - Style Nine to Five

How to Negotiate Your Job Offer

Nothing is tougher than receiving an offer for an amazing job opportunity only to realize the salary is much less than what you are worth and were hoping for. Job offer negotiation is never easy to navigate, though it’s a critical skill and important part of growing within your profession. One of my financial mentors […]

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Four Small Details That Can Make or Break Your Job Application - Style Nine to Five

Four Small Details That Can Make or Break Your Job Application

The smallest details of your job applications are also your first impression on a hiring manager. For instance, if a hiring manager sees that you forgot to add a subject line on your application email, they can automatically decide that you aren’t as detail-oriented as your resume claims you are. Employers see file names before […]

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5 Things to Never Say In A Job Interview - Style Nine to Five

5 Things to Never Say in a Job Interview

You’re the ideal employee, but slipping up in your job interview means you’ll never get the chance to prove it. Without knowing it, you may be making some major interview mistakes. Here are five statements you should avoid ever saying in a job interview, as well as what you can say instead. 1 – “I’m […]

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3 Unique Cover Letters Openers - Style Nine to Five

3 Unique Cover Letters Openers

Dear Hiring Manager, ….Now what?! Writing a great cover letter can be daunting, especially when you can’t even make it past the first line. If you want to stand out to the hiring manager, you need to start your letter with something that jumps off the page and catches their attention. Nothing is worse than […]

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How to Demonstrate Your Skills - Style Nine to Five

Show Don’t Tell: How to Demonstrate Your Skills

Employers want to hire the person they know can do the job so, as job seekers, you have to be able to show the hiring manager that you have what it takes. It’s one thing to say you are a skilled worker, but illustrating and exhibiting it for them to see will solidify you as […]

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