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Career Advice – How to Fight Back When Anxiety Hits at Work

Monday, May 13th, 2019

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Whether it be work, home, or environmental reasons, anxiety is becoming more and more prevalent in society. It used to be a faux pas to talk about, but the stigma is going away. So, if you’re at work and anxiety suddenly creeps on, what can you do to combat it? It’s true, sometimes you need to just go home and take some time for yourself, but if that’s not an option, how can you get through your workday? We’ve come up with the best ways to fight anxiety!

 

Meditation

 

Headspace is an amazing app that guides you through different meditations. They all vary in length and help with different things going on in your life. This is a great way to step out of the office for a second, find a quiet space and check in with yourself.

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Essential Oils

 

Companies like Saje are great sources for holistic health. Having a roller ball of essential oils, nasal inhalers or putting on a diffuser will not only smell great but help reduce stress and anxiety.  They also have more at home options like bath salts or bath drops that emit essential oils.

 

Focus on your breathing

 

Taking a slow deep inhale with a deep exhale four times brings your body to a calm state. It brings your body back in check. It gives you something to focus on and achieve. If the first four breaths don’t work, keep trying.

 

Distract yourself

 

Finding ten things that you can see, hear, feel, taste and smell helps to take your mind off of anxiety. This makes it easier to get out of your head and notice things around you. It’s a mini-game that you can do as an interesting way to fight back.

 

Self-Care

 

Our biggest tip is to take care of yourself. Work can be stressful and it’s important to take that time for yourself. This is a pre-emptive tip rather than an in the moment one, but it is so worth it. Whether it be getting your hair or nails done, going to the spa, going to the gym, or just reading a book. Taking that time for you will deeply help in the long run.

 

Inspirational image courtesy of: Husskie.

 

By: Megan Renaud, Vancouver, @meganbrigette

 

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Mother’s Day Gift Guide

Monday, May 6th, 2019

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Mother's Day

 

 

Mother’s Day is fast approaching! It’s a day to show your mom how much you love her and appreciate everything she does for you. With such an important day for an important lady in your life, you need to make sure you have a great gift to show her how much you care. If you’re stuck on what to get your mom this year, we’ve compiled a great gift guide for you to work off of.

 

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Like last year, Brunette the Label has released a Mother’s Day collection of crew neck sweaters. They come in black and pink with either ‘MAMA’ in bold or cursive. If you want to go the extra mile, you can also get a sweater to match that says ‘I got it from my mama’ in mini and adult sizes.

 

The MAMA bold classic crew neck sweatshirt – $79

The I GOT IT FROM MY MAMA classic crew neck sweatshirt – $79

*(These links should give you %15 off at checkout, IF not use code: babesclubchristie)

 

Chelsea King Scrunchies

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If you’re looking for a small something to go with flowers or a bottle of wine, Chelsea King has you covered. Not only do they do scrunchies for mom, but you can get a mama & me bundle in either blush or grey. There is no better way to rock a messy bun and save your hair from damage than a scrunchie!

 

MAMA & ME (set of 2) – $30.99

 

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This year Smash + TESS have partnered with Alliance of Moms to create a romper with proceeds going directly to the not for profit. This romper is black with a heart and also comes in a mini version for the cutest Mother’s Day Instagram post. These rompers are an online exclusive so order fast!

 

The Alliance of Moms X S+T ‘with heart’ Romper – $119

The Alliance of Moms X S+T ‘with heart’ Romper – $48 to $53

 

 

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What better way to show mom how much you love her than with a birthstone necklace.  In either a gold or silver chain, you are able to add up to 5 birthstones to represent you and your family. This is a nice, sentimental gift to keep you close to your mom’s heart.

 

Birthstone necklace – starting at $105

 

K’pure Naturals

 

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K’pure Naturals has come out with a gift box this year with everything your mom needs for Mother’s Day. The box is full of body oil, toner, cream, bath soak, a necklace and a custom hand drawn motherhood drawing. This box is a steal with the retail value at $147.

 

Mother’s Day Gift Box – $95

 

 

Inspirational image courtesy of:

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By: Megan Renaud, Vancouver, @meganbrigette

 

Career Tips – How to Succeed When You Don’t Have a Support System

Friday, April 26th, 2019

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Not everyone has a support system behind them. Whether it be family or friends, having a support system is beneficial for anything. They are your cheerleaders on the sidelines, someone to send you encouragement, push you out of your comfort zone, and be there to pick you up if you fall. With that being said, if you don’t have that support system behind you, it doesn’t mean you can’t succeed.

 

Be your own cheerleader

If you don’t have a support system behind you, you need to be that system for yourself. You need to be your own cheerleader, your own positive light, your own person to keep you on track. Sometimes, this is easier said than done, but it is worth it. If you are there to push yourself, you will work harder. Prove to yourself you can do it and prove everyone wrong who thought you couldn’t.

 

Develop a plan

It’s easy to get sidetracked or forget where you’re trying to end up. If you develop a plan on what your goals are, how you want to achieve them, and what your time frame is, you’re more likely to stay on track and succeed. If you write down a plan, you’ll have a constant reminder to look at which will, in turn, give you more motivation. Another way to develop a plan is by finding a mentor. Your friends or family may not be behind you, but a mentor can help fill that void.

 

Look at the bigger picture

When you feel like you want to give up because it’s too hard, you don’t feel like you’re getting anywhere or you just feel discouraged – don’t. You always have to look at the bigger picture. All roads to success aren’t straight and easy. You’ll always find potholes and loops that you’ll have to go through, but we promise, it will all be worth it.

 

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By: Megan Renaud, Vancouver, @meganbrigette

Career Advice – How to Not Lose Interest in Your Day Job

Tuesday, April 23rd, 2019

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Style Nine to Five - Fashion Jobs in CanadaLatest Office & Work Outfits Ideas for Women  (2)The saying is if you choose a job you love, you’ll never work a day in your life. However, this is not always true for everyone. Sometimes a job is just a way to make a living. If this is the case, there is still no reason to get bored of your day to day routine. It’s hard not to imagine living on a beach, working remote, travelling the world as a career. This is just not a reality for everyone.

 

Why are you working here?

 

If you think of this daily, it will give you the motivation to work harder. If you wake up every morning and just go through the motions, you’re going to get bored with your work. Why are you in the position you’re in? Why are you with the company you’re with? If you’re there to learn, what is your take away each day? Think about your job more than just a job, but a learning experience.

 

What can you do differently?

 

Maybe you’re trying to find a faster, more efficient way to complete your tasks. Go through the trial and error and find something that works for you.  Keep your routine fresh every day and you won’t lose interest in your job. Even if it’s just changing one simple thing, it can make a world of difference.

 

Invest in yourself

 

If you’re invested in yourself you’ll put more value into your day job. You will take everything you do and see how it is positively affecting your life. What is the bigger value this job or career is bringing you? If you are invested in yourself, you are more likely to put all of you into your tasks and routine. If you’re fully invested, you won’t get bored.

 

Find challenges

 

Don’t ever give up. If a task is challenging, it is easy to just walk away. If you stick with it and succeed, you’ll feel a sense of accomplishment. If you step outside your comfort zone, it may be scary, but it is out of your normal routine. Take your time, strategize and challenge yourself.

 

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By: Megan Renaud, Vancouver, @meganbrigette

 

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Fashion Jobs in Vancouver – 5 tips to Start Your Morning Off Right

Monday, April 15th, 2019

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Setting the tone for the day is so important. We’ve all felt that awful feeling of waking up on the wrong side of the bed. Once you wake up in a bad mood or a weird mood, it’s really hard to shake it off. Here at SNTF, we’ve come up with some sure-fire ways to help you start your day off right.

 

Give yourself plenty of time in the morning

 

The feeling of rushing around in the morning, probably forgetting things, and not giving yourself ample time to adjust to the morning, really gives you a feeling of unease and anxiousness throughout the day. We recommend setting an earlier than usual alarm, taking your time to wake up in bed, and not feel like your rushing while you’re getting ready. You’d be amazed at how much better and at ease you will feel throughout the day. You’ll also feel productive. You’ve started your day earlier and have had so much more time to accomplish things on your to-do list.

 

Journal

 

Start your day with good intentions. One of our favourite things to do is write in our Five-Minute journal in the morning (they can be purchased at Indigo or Amazon). This journal gives you daily prompts and time to think of the things you’re grateful for, want to accomplish and think of daily affirmations. It’s a great way to have some ‘you’ time without making a huge effort in the morning. Keep this journal on your bedside table and make these first five minutes a routine.

 

Meditate

 

Meditation takes a lot of time and practice to fully get into the groove, but there are great apps like Headspace that can help you with this practice. Through guided meditations, all at varying lengths to suit your lifestyle, you are able to clear your mind and tap into your emotions and how your body feels. Doing this in the morning is like having a daily check in with yourself. You can tell if your body needs a bit more love, if you need to take it a bit easier, or if you feel great!

 

Get Moving

 

Start your day with a workout, stretch or yoga. Getting your body moving is a fantastic way to wake yourself up and feel energized. You get all your endorphins going and just feel like you can conquer the day.

 

Eat a nutritious breakfast

 

The best part of the morning is breakfast. Whether you eat light or you make a full, cooked breakfast, eating a nutritional meal is the best way to start your day. You will be moving and thinking and working, meaning you need some gas in your tank! Try making overnight oats with fruit, or boiling some eggs for breakfast. Set your day up for success.

 

By: Megan Renaud, Vancouver, @meganbrigette

 

Photo by: The Every Girl

 

Career Advice – How to Keep New Employees Happy

Monday, April 8th, 2019

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As Recruiters or Hiring Managers, you’re the front line and first contact for your company. You’re a spokesperson and in a way, a bit of PR for the company and work culture. You’re selling the role and company culture to potential candidates, and because you want to fill the position, you need to convincingly pitch the job and company. I know because I used to be a Recruiter for a top Canadian retailer and now I recruiter on my own with Style Nine to Five. It’s important that when new employees begin their new job, the environment and role you sold them on match their expectations.

 

Part of a recruiter’s role is to share the excitement and convince potential candidates how pleased they would be with the particular role – after all, I sit there with a big smile on my face, gushing with pride about my great experiences and just how wonderful the company is. In past experiences filling Store Manager roles for top retailers, many times, unfortunately, when these employees started, their store management failed to deliver my vision. Ultimately, the employees didn’t last and they were unhappy.

 

Accepting a new job offer is a big commitment and career move for the candidate. More often than not, they’ve left a current position they enjoy for the one you’re selling. During the training process they may start to lose hope. Does management appear too busy to find the time to train? Are the new employees feeling left out and isolated from other existing members of staff? Is the role and its responsibilities not as expected from the interview process? Are they receiving adequate training? New employees may start looking for other jobs immediately otherwise. Even if they do decide to stick it out, that once eager, excited employee is a little less motivated now.

 

How do we improve this barrier? It’s up to store management to make the best impression to new employees and maintain that standard. Keep their dreams alive.

 

It is definitely a conversation worth having with your team.

 

– Christie Lohr

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Fashion Jobs – 5 Dresses That are Perfect for Spring

Thursday, April 4th, 2019

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Spring is finally in the air and we couldn’t be happier about it! It also means it’s time to start spending some time outdoors and making the most of the warmer weather. Spring also presents the perfect opportunity to put away your dark winter clothes for some seasonal floral items. Whether you have brunch, dinner or more casual activities planned, we’ve put together a list of spring-approved dresses that you can wear all season (and summer) long.

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Spring Florals
There’s nothing more synonymous with spring than flowers, which is why we can’t get enough of this feminine floral number. Pair with a cropped cardigan on chillier days and then rock it with bare shoulders during the warmer months. Lily Dress Tularosa, $266.18, available at Revolve – BUY NOW.

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Pretty Pastels
Pastels have taken over the runways and now rule the fashion streets. If you have yet to treat yourself to a special pastel item this year, perhaps spring is the perfect opportunity. Style with a leather jacket and top with a pair of killer white ankle boots for a fashion-forward look. Ninette Ruffled wrap dress, $168, available at Aritzia

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Seasonal Stripes
One dress style that doesn’t get enough credit is the apron-style. Enjoy your spring plans in a chic dress with crisp horizontal stripes. Pair with a pair of wedges or espadrilles and then with a pair of sneakers for a more casual look. Kate Dress, $248, available at Reformation – BUY NOW.

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Polka Dots
A polka dot dress is perfect for spring, simply because it’s a classic print that can easily be dressed up or down and styled with a denim jacket on chillier days. Boohoo polka dot off the shoulder wrap dress, $46.29, available at ASOS – BUY NOW

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Crisp White
A dreamy white number will definitely turn some heads at whatever you get up to this spring and for all the right reasons. And really, there’s nothing more classic than a little white dress. Line & Dot Lille Mini Dress, $122.81, available at Shopbop – BUY NOW.

 



By Ainsley Smith, Toronto, @ainsleysmithy

Career Advice Round Up – Resumes, Interviews, Asking for a Raise

Tuesday, April 2nd, 2019

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Christie Lohr Career Advice

We’ve got some helpful career tips for all industries! Whether you want to know how to ask for a raise, how to turn your internship into a full time job, how to create your online brand to impress potential employers or even how to motivate those part time employees if they’re not working hard (this one’s for you employers!), we’re excited to continuously share our knowable and experiences with you. Click on the topics below to read the entire career advice article!

 

How to apply and actually get the job?! Insider tip from our founder Christie Lohr.

 

Resume advice – be sure you’re highlighting the good stuff.

 

How to answer “What are your greatest weaknesses” question at an interview.

 

Employers, manager and business owners – this one is for you. How to motivate those unmotivated employees.

 

How to get the job after the interview.

 

How to turn your internship into a job.

 

5 questions to ask at an interview.

 

Create an online personal brand to wow potential employers.

 

How to ask for a raise.

 

6 tips for getting yourself promoted.

 

Thank you for visiting Style Nine to Five for career advice and fashion + retail jobs!

 

– Christie Lohr

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Fashion Jobs – Landing Your First Full Time Job

Monday, April 1st, 2019

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The transition from being a student or working a part-time position to landing your very first full-time gig can be quite daunting at the start. The pressure of the real world is in high gear and you no longer have possession of those sacred weekdays you devoted solely to sleeping in and binge watching your favourite TV series. Below are some quick tips to help you feel confident and prep for your new “9-to-5” lifestyle:

 

1. Fresh Wardrobe:

Never forget that dressing the part makes you act and feel the part. The way you present yourself can be a great influence when forming a lasting impression with your boss and colleagues. Your workplace quickly becomes your second home, therefore it’s the perfect time to treat yourself to some retail therapy and invest in the clothing you’ll be wearing for five days out of the week. Focus on finding good quality separate pieces that you can effortlessly mix and match for alternative looks. You want to be comfortable and reflect a work appropriate style or sense of professionalism. That being said, not all jobs require the same level of dress. Try to research the environment and culture of the company you’re working for and incorporate it into your own personal style.

 
2. New Attitude:

First and foremost, you need to mentally have an optimistic outlook on the workweek ahead. Put an end to the Sunday night sighs and the dread for early mornings. Get some good sleep and always know what you want to wear and eat for breakfast in the morning to avoid feeling rushed. Your first full-time position is not necessarily the position you see yourself working in ten years, but it’s certainly an important moment in your career. Looking back on part-time work, people often find that they weren’t completely disciplined towards their job descriptions because they knew it was only temporary. It’s time to crank up your motivation levels and become dedicated to succeed in your newest role. Your performance and positive interactions with those around you will eventually determine that future promotion or make you a referable employee. Have a solid idea of the goals you wish to achieve, taking advantage of any presented opportunities and develop connections with other professionals.

 

3. Write It Down:

You may have an amazing memory and be the queen of multitasking, but writing things down is still one of the best habits to add to your life. Planners or journals are like a handy personal assistant, keeping your mind from feeling too stressed and overwhelmed. Many standard stationary items are being transformed from a basic book of lined paper to a must-have accessory for your desk or the inside of your bag. Whether you’re jotting down a daily timetable, a list of tasks, or simply your thoughts and ideas, a planner is an effective way to feel a sense of stability on a chaotic schedule. Taking notes during a training session or a team meeting at work also shows that you like to be organized and care about looking over the details.

 

4. Personalize Your Desk:

If you’ve been assigned to your own desk or designated space at work, take the time to add some unique personal touches. Your surroundings will play a big factor in your overall mood and ability to concentrate or think of innovative ideas. Decorate your space with a few appealing images and quotes that will be sure to inspire you. Every so often, swap these pictures for new ones to keep refreshed. The same applies for your desk at home. Have a clean, creative corner where you feel encouraged to get things done.

 

5. Utilize the Commute:

Unless you’re lucky enough to live within walking distance of your workplace, you must adapt to commuting each morning and evening. Make this a beneficial time for you to get a head start in your day. Use your phone or laptop on the bus/train to complete tasks such as answering any e-mails or reviewing a presentation. You can also use this specific time for simple downtime pleasures that you rarely get around to doing, like reading a book or article and listening to an interesting podcast.

 

6. Don’t Wait for the Weekend:

You don’t have to be scrolling through “TGIF” hashtags or tweets in order to relax and have some fun. Break the work, eat and sleep routine by giving yourself the freedom to make plans throughout the week. You can’t stay out as late as you would probably like to, but instead of rushing home, go have dinner at that restaurant you’ve been wanting to check out or grab a drink with some new work friends. Staying active or picking up a hobby a few times a week will also keep you healthy and make the work week go by a whole lot faster. Additionally, if you schedule these exciting activities towards the beginning of the week, you won’t be so devastated that weekend is coming to an end.

 

Inspiration image of our Founder Christie Lohr by Brooklyn Photography.

 

By Alicia Elliott

 

Career Tips – Create Your Personal Brand and Wow Potential Employers

Friday, March 29th, 2019

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When you are branding yourself you are essentially selling people your personality. Your personality should be straightforward and recognizable online and through your social media outlets in order for others to feel as though they are already familiar with you on a personal level before they even meet you. This goes the same for employers! Here are nine tips to help you create your personal brand as a job seeker and wow your potential employers (guaranteed). Thank you for visiting Style Nine to Five for career advice and exciting jobs! We truly appreciate your support.  

 
1. Determining your goals and values.
First things first, deciding what your personal career goals and values are, both short term and long term, will help you determine what type of person you want to be and how you want to be perceived. Where do you see yourself in a year? Are you the kind of individual who is compassionate or are you indifferent to other people’s feelings? Everything you do, whether it is publicly or in personal situations will reflect on you as a person. People’s perception of you is what makes up your personal brand. For this reason, it is important to decide what values you intend on portraying and what goals you hope to achieve with this. Defining your goals is an essential part of developing your identity because every decision you make in regards to building your brand will be directly linked to your desired goal.

 

2. Defining your target market.
As a “brand” your purpose is to share a specific message about yourself to a distinctive group of people, also known as a target market. Your target audience could be anyone from employers and colleagues to friends and family. Once you’ve determined who you are targeting, you must curate your presence both in person and online to appeal to that specific audience. This tip is not intended to promote deception or falsehood but to help you distinguish the needs of the audience you intend to connect with and determine how you should go about portraying yourself to potentially establish solid relationships.

 

3. Discovering what differentiates you and using that to your advantage.
Take some time to think about what makes you unique. If you want to differentiate yourself from your peers your must use your individual characteristics to your benefit. Whether it is an aesthetic, an experience or a special skill, these things will help you define yourself and your brand identity. Employers are always looking for someone who stands out from the crowd so don’t be afraid to show off your best attributes and share how they could be used as an advantage in the workplace. You should know who you are, and you should know who you are not.

 

4. Social media presence.
Social Media outlets such as Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, Tumblr and LinkedIn have arguably become one of the most important ways to build a personal brand. These platforms allow anyone to have immediate access to your work, get an understanding of your personality and style through the Internet as well as connect with you instantly. Lots of job opportunities have been created due to social media. Many employers take it upon themselves to look at their candidates’ profiles online to have a better understanding of how they are portraying themselves since it could affect the image of the company and brand they are hiring for. Having a cohesive, professional and interesting social media presence is fundamental in developing a successful public personal brand. Your social media profiles should include visually appealing images, a clear and consistent aesthetic as well as promote your creativity and individuality, whether it be through pictures of your work, sharing personal interests or by showcasing your knowledgeable skills as a young industry professional.

 

5. Paying Attention to Detail
Paying attention to detail is a key strategy to ensure you keep your brand consistent. You must make certain that the small things you are doing, such as your body language, any professional e-mails and notes you write as well as all captions or comments you make on social media are in keeping with your brand. This helps you remain true to the initial message, goals and values you have previously determined for your personal brand and give you credibility.

 

6. Consistency

To create a successful brand you must be one hundred percent consistent. Consistency goes hand in hand with authenticity, paying attention to detail and maintaining an individual personal identity. When you think of a brand, like Chanel for example, there are automatically certain attributes that come to mind that are associated with it, like the notion of class, haute-couture and it’s intriguing history. When creating a personal brand you must keep this in mind because your main focus is to try and control what attributes people associate with your brand and one of the ways to maintain a positive depiction of yourself is to remain consistent in your message.

 

 

7. Authenticity

Authenticity is extremely important when developing a brand identity. We live in a society where there is an excessive amount of media content being thrown at us daily, whether it is through advertisements, television, on websites or social media. Being immersed in this leads people to become more skeptical of the authenticity of what is being put out there, which is why it is important to stay genuine and transparent in everything you do or it could greatly damage your personal brand. Authenticity is important not only through media, but also when dealing with people in everyday situations. One of the main purposes of developing a personal brand is to create relationships with others that could lead you further into your career. However, without authenticity there is no trust, which therefore, could result in unsuccessful professional relationships.

 

8. Personal Style

Style can play a sizeable role in the way someone is being perceived. Your clothing, hair, makeup and accessories all reflect you as an individual and can alter your personal brand. The way you represent yourself through fashion doesn’t necessarily have to be in keeping with the latest trends or big designers, although, it should be consistent with your aesthetic, personality and overall brand, as well as remain professional. Style isn’t limited to your look, but can also be found in the way you speak, your mannerisms and facial expressions, so it is always best to remain aware of your actions when communicating with others.

 

9. Being Yourself

As cliché as it may sound, being yourself is one of the most important factors in successfully developing your personal brand. Being unique and staying true to your values will come off as genuine and will allow people to resonate with you, which will help you build long-term quality relationships that could hopefully lead to employment.

 

Image of our founder Christie Lohr, Brooklyn D Photography.