Hiring Managers’ Dealbreakers vs. Dealmakers - Style Nine to Five

Hiring Managers’ Dealbreakers vs. Dealmakers

There are plenty of dealbreakers that cost skilled applicants jobs time and time again. Hiring managers have quite a few in mind, and if even one comes up during the middle of an interview, that applicant will be written off immediately. But, how do you avoid being that applicant? Here are some of hiring managers’ […]

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7 Quick & Easy Job Application Essentials - Style Nine to Five

7 Quick & Easy Job Application Essentials

The tiniest details can make or break your job application. If you have even one typo in your cover letter, your entire claim that you’re good with details is called into question. If you submit your resume in a format that doesn’t work on the hiring manager’s computer, they can’t even take you into consideration. […]

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A Step-By-Step Guide to Creating a Portfolio - Style Nine to Five

A Step-By-Step Guide to Creating a Portfolio

A cover letter and resume are ubiquitous in job applications. But what can sometimes be the most powerful component of an application is often forgotten – the portfolio. Who needs a portfolio? Anyone working in a creative field – marketers, copywriters, designers, photographers, and social media specialists. If you’re working in fashion this likely includes […]

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How to Establish Yourself as a New Manager - Style Nine to Five

How to Establish Yourself as a New Manager

You’ve done it – you’ve finally gotten promoted to a managerial position! It was exciting until the anxiety kicked in – how do you establish yourself as a new manager and, of course, make sure you’re a great one? 1. Include Your Team Remember that your team is just as important as the managers are. […]

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How to Ask for What you Want at Work - Style Nine to Five

How to Ask for What You Want at Work

One of the most important deciding factors of success is one’s ability and willingness to advocate for themselves. Sometimes it doesn’t matter how hard you work, how many great ideas you bring to the team meetings, or how much you increase the company’s bottom line – if you aren’t willing to ask for more, you […]

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Acing the Art of the Follow-up Email - Style Nine to Five

Acing the Art of the Follow-up Email

Writing a follow-up email sounds so simple until you actually sit down to do it. This email may be your final chance at a good impression with the company – you have to make sure it’s a good one. But how exactly do you do that? Here are some answers to commonly asked questions about […]

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4 Ways to Modernize Your Resume - Style Nine to Five

4 Ways to Modernize Your Resume

It feels like we’ve been using the same application format for years. Don’t you think it’s time to change things up? Modernizing your application will not only keep you a step ahead of the trends but doing it early will make you stand out from all the regular resumes in the pile. Here are some […]

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Cover Letter Writing Tips - Style Nine to Five

Cover Letter Writing Tips

Not all of us have a talent for writing. If it is something you don’t have a lot of experience with, the idea of writing a cover letter—which could be the defining factor in whether, or not you get a call back for a job—can be incredibly intimidating. Here are a few tips for getting […]

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7 Ways to Go Above and Beyond in Your Job Application - Style Nine to Five

7 Ways to Go Above and Beyond in Your Job Application

Style Nine to Five founder, Christie Lohr says, “it’s the little things that can make a big difference”. Sometimes, when it comes to our job application, we are so focused on those big achievements, or the big picture of our job history, that we forget to add those small touches. If you take the time […]

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Ways to Be A Better Manager - Style Nine to Five

4 Ways to Be A Better Manager

You’ve finally worked your way up to becoming a manager, and now, the anxiety hits: how do you make sure you’re a good leader? How do you keep the balance of having your employees both like you and respect you? Here are four tips for being a great manager. 1. Be Empathetic The worst managers […]

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