Resume and Cover Letter Tips - Style Nine to Five

5 Resume and Cover Letter FAQs

Whether you’re re-entering the workforce or brand new to it, job applications are daunting all the same. There’s no clear-cut guide on what employers expect, often leaving us fumbling to figure things out. While it’s impossible to please every hiring manager who looks at your resume, here are some commonly accepted best practices of application […]

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3 Unexpected Benefits of a Career in Retail - Style Nine to Five

3 Unexpected Benefits of a Career in Retail

Contrary to popular belief, retail jobs are more than just a side gig or foot in the door to the fashion industry. Working for a retailer can give you a fulfilling, long-term career with varied experiences and unique opportunities, both at brick-and-mortar stores (ex. as a sales associate, manager or merchandiser, for example) or virtually […]

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How to Find the Right Salary Range for a Job - Style Nine to Five

How to Find the Right Salary Range for a Job

Determining your salary for a new job you’re after can be tricky but it doesn’t have to be. It’s common for an interviewer to ask what your ideal salary is, so it’s important to be prepared. If you’re wondering where to start in coming up with an appropriate range, we’ve outlined some tips, tricks, and […]

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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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