3 Steps to Making Industry Connections - Style Nine to Five

3 Steps to Making Industry Connections

They say that getting a job in your dream industry is all about connections… but you don’t have any? It’s discouraging, but it doesn’t mean that you’re shut out of the industry forever. While nepotism is prevalent in plenty of industries, not every single person started off with built-in connections. It’s possible to work your […]

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3 Easy Ways to Use Social Media as a Portfolio - Style Nine to Five

3 Easy Ways to Use Social Media as a Portfolio

If you’re looking to break into a career in fashion (or any other creative field) having an impressive portfolio that shows off your creative skills is an essential part of your application. There are a few ways to build a portfolio, but what if you could leverage some of the platforms you’ve already built a […]

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Improve your Public Speaking Skills - Style Nine to Five

3 Easy Ways to Improve your Public Speaking Skills

Public speaking is scary, and if you’re a shy or introverted person, it’s tempting to run away from it altogether. Don’t! It’s a great skill to have and you’ll get many more work opportunities if you’re a strong public speaker. Still, you might be thinking that you’ll never get those opportunities simply aren’t good at […]

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Job Negotiating - Style Nine to Five

Job Negotiating 101

Negotiating can be intimidating. Especially for those of us who have been socialized to believe that asking questions, or asking for more is equal to “being difficult”, or that talking about money is rude, or uncomfortable and should be avoided. This kind of mentality is what results in being underpaid and taken advantage of by […]

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How to Prepare for a Performance Review - Style Nine to Five

7 Ways to Make the Most of Your Performance Review

If you found out today that you had a performance review coming up next month how would you feel? Prepared? Confident? Nervous? Excited? Terrified? Regardless of whatever feelings come up with the words “performance review”, we’ll help you make the most of that one-on-one time with the boss. Your performance review can actually be a […]

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How to Stand Out After an Interview - Style Nine to Five

How to Stand Out After an Interview

You submitted a killer cover letter and resume. You got the response from the hiring manager and now you’ve nailed the interview, but what’s next? When going through the interview process it sometimes feels like all you can do is “hurry up and wait.” Although it can feel that way, it’s not entirely true! After […]

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4 Skills Needed to Succeed as a Buyer - Style Nine to Five

4 Skills Needed to Succeed as a Buyer

Interested in becoming a fashion buyer? Becoming a fashion buyer is a great career choice if you have strong trend awareness and have excellent analytic skills. This role truly marries creativity and commerce and is a great fit for anyone passionate about both. We’ve highlighted some of the key skills you’ll need to excel in […]

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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 Excel at a New Jobs with These 3 Tips - Style Nine to Five

How to Excel at a New Job With These 3 Skills

So you got the job – congratulations! Now that you’re in, what’s next? It’s certainly not time to kick back and relax – you’re only getting started, so now is the time to start making your mark! In order to excel in your position, you’ll want to contribute your creativity, critical thinking and leadership skills […]

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How to Ask for a Recommendation Letter - Style Nine to Five

How to Ask for a Recommendation Letter

Recommendation letters can really bolster your application package and make you stand out from the rest by adding credibility to what you’re demonstrating in your resume and cover letter. But, asking for a recommendation letter can feel daunting if you don’t know who to ask or what you want them to say. There’s also the […]

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