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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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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What to Know About Your Digital Footprint - Style Nine to Five

What to Know About Your Digital Footprint

Most of us haven’t thought much about it before. I’d even go as far to guess that a select handful of us don’t even really know what it means. (Don’t worry – I was guilty of this too). It’s just one of those things that doesn’t trigger a lot of radars. It’s got a passé […]

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How to Answer Why You Left Your Last Position - Style Nine to Five

How to Answer Why You Left Your Last Position

“Why did you leave your last position?” is one of the most dreaded questions during a job interview, especially if you didn’t leave on the best of terms. But, whether it just wasn’t the right fit or you feel as though you outgrew your position, it is important to have a carefully crafted answer for […]

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4 Valuable Takeaways From Retail Job Experience - Style Nine to Five

4 Valuable Takeaways From Retail Job Experience

Working retail can certainly have its ups and downs – and sometimes the experiences you have can leave you feeling as though you never want to work retail again. I know – because that’s exactly how I felt. I had worked retail in high school and during my gap year, in two different stores, and after those […]

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How Writing for Industry Publications Benefits Your Career - Style Nine to Five

How Writing for Industry Publications Benefits Your Career

Looking to showcase your industry expertise but not sure where to start? Try freelance writing as a contributor for industry publications! Freelance writing can seem daunting to many as the common misconceptions is that you have to have a background in English or Creative Writing to get started, but this isn’t the case. Freelance writing […]

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How to Start a Career in Fashion with Limited Experience

How to Start a Career in Fashion with Limited Experience

A career in fashion can be an exciting journey with so many avenues to choose from. You’ve got the passion for the industry but where do you get your start? Someone with a sincere interest in the industry can start anywhere because experience is experience! Below are Style Nine to Five Founder, Christie Lohr’s, inside […]

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5 Ways a Seasonal Job Can Boost Your Career

5 Ways a Seasonal Job Can Boost Your Career

It’s that time of year when nearly every retailer is looking for seasonal help – and while you may be on a search for something more permanent, it’s important to be open to other opportunities! It has definitely been an interesting year for job seekers and while you continue to look at job listings on Style Nine […]

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Creating a Career Out of Your Interests

Creating a Career Out of Your Interests

Remember those hobbies, and passions that put a smile on your face when you were younger? Or even the interests that developed going into your adult years? The things you loved that once may have been a dream job but seemed so distant? The answers that come to mind may be things that you put […]

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Tips for Maintaining a Side Hustle - Style Nine to Five

Tips for Maintaining a Side Hustle

When it comes to the fashion industry (or any industry!), it’s common to wear multiple hats and to work more than one job at a time. For many in the industry, there are a lot of temporary or part-time opportunities available for career growth and variety. While you may have fine-tuned your work-life balance, how […]

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