How Employers Can Shake up the Typical Interview - Style Nine to Five

How Employers Can Shake up the Typical Interview

“What’s your biggest weakness?” “Why should we hire you?” “What has been your greatest achievement?” “Tell me about yourself.” Yawn. Most hiring manager have been there, done that. These typical interview questions can give you basic information about your interviewee, but chances are, the candidate has pre-rehearsed answers to these standard questions, meaning they can […]

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Starting a Business? Creating a Roadmap to Success - Style Nine to Five

Starting a Business? Creating a Roadmap to Success

Congratulations! You have decided to start/are thinking about starting your own small business. This process begins with you giving yourself a pat on the back as not many people have the confidence to invest in themselves and their ideas. There’s a ton of information online about how to start a business and it can be […]

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What to Expect From Fashion School - Style Nine to Five

What to Expect From Fashion School

If you’re considering fashion school, you’ll want to read this Q&A with Kwantlen Polytechnic University’s Program Chair of Fashion & Technology, Heather Clark. This program is run under their Wilson School of Design. Over the years, she’s gained experience in everything from swimwear design in Toronto to teaching Home Ec in Vancouver. She spoke with […]

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How to Excel After the First Interview - Style Nine to Five

How to Excel After the First Interview

Congratulations—you’ve made it past the first interview! Take a deep breath and give yourself a big pat on the back. Making it through the first round is something to be so proud of. That said, if you want to be the successful applicant at the end, your work isn’t over yet. Just like your initial […]

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Creating Projects To Gain Your Own Experience - Style Nine to Five

Creating Projects to Gain Your Own Experience

The classic “you need experience to get experience,” is nothing new, but continues to be echoed by many. For both new graduates and those who are further along in their careers who are trying to switch industries, it can be a frustrating barrier. However, it doesn’t have to be the narrative that you live by […]

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Hiring an Employee with a Disability: A Practical Guide for Employers - Style Nine to Five

Hiring an Employee with a Disability: A Practical Guide for Employers

Creating a diverse workplace is beneficial for so many reasons—your business benefits from a wider range of ideas and perspectives, your employees feel a sense of inclusion, and your company becomes a positive role model for other businesses. A truly diverse workplace includes employees of any race or class, but of a variety of abilities […]

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Changing Your Job Status from Temporary to Permanent - Style Nine to Five

Changing Your Job Status from Temporary to Permanent

As you start your job search you’ll likely come across temporary, contract, or seasonal roles that have an end date. This could be for a variety of reasons – a specific project, maternity leave, or busy seasons. For some, this is exactly what they’re looking for – for others it may discourage them from applying. […]

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How to Excel as a Manager - Style Nine to Five

How to Excel as a Manager

Whether you’re being promoted to a management position, applying for a manager role, or are a current manager wanting to refine your style, we’re going to do a deep-dive into what it takes to nail this role. Not only do you have to love what you do, but you need to have the same positive […]

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Social Media and Digital Marketing - Style Nine to Five Job Board

Social Media and Digital Marketing Jobs on the Rise

I never set out to be in the creative industry. I, like many, had absolutely no idea what I wanted to do after college. I bounced around some retail stores, coasting through different positions, never really honing my skillset, what I was good at or what I would enjoy doing. It wasn’t until I was […]

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Best Online Networking Practices - Style Nine to Five

Best Online Networking Practices

Cold calling or emailing someone you would like to collaborate or connect with can be scary for anyone, but it doesn’t have to be! Online networking is such an important skill to have, especially today with most networking opportunities happening solely online, it’s important to make the most out of your online presence and stand […]

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