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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


Fashion Jobs – The Classic Trench Coat is Hot for Spring

Tuesday, March 19th, 2019

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I prefer my trench coat to be long and oversized trench–a fresh way to take your look to the next level. Here, I’ve worn my vintage London Fog coat with a short skirt and boots. I would also suggest wearing a trench coat over a slim high-waisted pair of pants and heels. The trench coat is truly such a versatile addition to your closet! Get shopping below.


New Memory Trench Coat NVLT


NVLT New Memory Trench Coat, $193 CAD

Long Double Breasted Trench Coat LONDON FOG


LONDON FOG Long Double Breasted Trench Coat, $220 CAD

Badgley Mischka Double Breasted Satin Trench Coat


Badgley Mischka Double Breasted Satin Trench Coat, $236 CAD

Luxe Crepe Trench Coat RACHEL RACHEL ROY


RACHEL RACHEL ROY Luxe Crepe Trench Coat, $220 CAD

Jill Long Trench Coat LONDON FOG


LONDON FOG Jill Long Trench Coat, $209 CAD

Zodiac Print Cotton Trench Coat TOMMY X ZENDAYA


TOMMY X ZENDAYA Zodiac Print Cotton Trench Coat, $593 CAD

Valentine Long Trench Coat VERO MODA


VERO MODA Valentine Long Trench Coat, $110 CAD

Double Breasted Check Coat TOMMY X ZENDAYA


TOMMY X ZENDAYA Double Breasted Check Coat, $523 CAD

Fashion Jobs – Why Networking is Crucial for Your Career

Tuesday, October 30th, 2018

Find fashion jobs, job listings, careers, fashion internships, social media internships, retail jobs, fashion design jobs, buying jobs, fashion stylist jobs and style careers on Style Nine to Five!

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We all know that a trick to killing it in your fashion career (or any career) is who you know, no matter what your career path is. To get to the top, you need to make sure that you’re talking to the right people and making yourself known. It doesn’t matter how qualified you may be, who you know could make or break your chances of landing that job you want or the promotion you’re after. This is why networking is crucial for the success of your career.


If you’re unsure of what networking is, it’s when people in your area of expertise from different companies meet up to talk business, new developments, and just to meet and talk to different people in the field. Think of it like Facebook or LinkedIn, you always want to grow your network.


Sometimes it can feel scary to put yourself out there, but just remember to always be yourself and sell who you are. Don’t forget that everyone you network with, was once in the same position you were in, not knowing many people and a bit timid to reach out.


Think of a networking event like a potential interview. You want to be informed, well dressed and talk up all your strengths and accomplishments. It’s also important to ask questions that are thought-provoking. Use all of the knowledge you have about your profession to make people want to know you more, potentially hire you or keep in touch.


If you’re unsure where to start, there are a tonne of networking opportunities throughout Canada. In Vancouver, there are companies like Vancity Business Babes, where you can network and hone in on your business knowledge. Throughout Canada, there are many different networking events that can be found through Eventbrite, Facebook and even LinkedIn.


These events could be panel talks followed by a mingling reception hour, restaurant meetups, or a workshop (Style Nine to Five puts on Fashion Career Workshops from time to time). It was through that workshop where I met Style Nine to Five founder Christie Lohr and from then she guided me and I now have an amazing job. Through networking, you can find out all the details of what your prospective career path can look like, or they can help you decide what your passions are. They are a great way to connect to a community and maybe even find someone who can be your mentor.


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By: Megan Renaud, Vancouver, @meganbrigette

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Fashion Career Advice with Christie Lohr

Saturday, June 30th, 2018

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Listen to Christie Lohr’s fashion career journey in this podcast she did with Glam Observer. She gives resume and cover letter tips, how to break into the fashion industry, what fashion employers look for in a job candidate, should you go to fashion school or is getting the fashion experience enough? Listen HERE.

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Fashion Jobs – Style Nine to Five’s Christie Lohr

Thursday, June 7th, 2018

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How did Christie Lohr come up with the idea of Style Nine to Five, Canada’s first and only fashion job specific job board? What were her first steps? Read about her journey in one of our favourite articles about her.


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Fashion Career Advice with Christie Lohr

Tuesday, May 15th, 2018

Style Nine to Five - Fashion Jobs in CanadaCHRISTIE LOHR5Looking to get your foot in the fashion door? Let our Founder Christie Lohr help you! This is perfect for those who’ve been unable to attend our fashion career workshops in Vancouver or for those who don’t live in Vancouver.

Recap of Style Nine to Five’s Fashion Career Workshop

Tuesday, April 3rd, 2018

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Call it a coincidence, but Style Nine to Five’s first-ever Fashion Career Workshop coincided with the same week as the eight-year anniversary of the launch of Style Nine to Five.  Not to toot our own horn or anything, but our first workshop was a huge success.Style Nine to Five Fashion Career Workshop


All attendees arrived ready to learn and eager to ask the questions, excited to learn how to get closer to landing the fashion job of their dreams. Style Nine to Five founder, Christie Lohr greeted students with delicious donuts from Cartems and Miriam Alden, founder of Brunette the Label, provided adorable mugs for everyone to take home to celebrate the workshop.

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Once the workshop kicked into high gear, Christie took the group of bright-eyed and fashion-forward attendees through the do’s and don’ts of cover letter and resume writing, and even shared her personal insight into how to stand out of applicants. 


With one-on-one guidance, everyone was able to craft their resumes and cover letters to the exact job they wanted, and Christie provided each student with the contacts they needed to reach out to land the job. Not only were the attendees able to make the perfect resume, but they were also given tips to help them succeed in the fashion industry.


The feedback from the group of students has been outstanding. They loved the information they were given to further themselves in the industry, as well as making life-long connections with Christie.

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For anyone trying to make their way into the fashion industry, this workshop is everything you need. Make sure you don’t miss out on our next one for great insight into the fashion industry, one-on-one time with Christie, and of course, coffee and donuts.

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Photos by Brooklyn D Photography

By Megan Renaud, Vancouver

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Fashion Jobs – Weekly Recap

Monday, November 27th, 2017

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Now that November is almost to a close, we wanted to kick off the new week by recapping all our favourite Style Nine to Five articles from the week prior, just to ensure we’re all on the same page when it comes to the world of SNTF fashion. From a fashionable gift guide to re-cap of interning at FASHION Magazine, here are the top articles from last week.

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 Cozy & Stylish Cardis For The Office
The minute those leaves start falling and that air gets crisp, it’s cardigan season! A classic layering piece that never truly goes out of style, cardigans come in so many different cuts, lengths, and materials. Cardigans make the best type of layer sweater for the office as they’re easily taken off and don’t need to be pulled over the head, often causing static (a.k.a one of the biggest style faux-pas known to mankind) once those heaters go on. We plan on staying, cozy, cute and static free this year at the office with our favourite cardigans of the season! Read the full post here

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5 Fresh Ways to Wear a Striped Shirt This Fall
Stripes always bring out the inner cool French girl in all of us, and sometimes we just need to add a little Parisian flair to our wardrobe. Parisian street style is always a touch of masculine with a dash of classic mixed with some edge, and voila, you end up having the ultimate French-inspired look. Stripes are a wardrobe essential and closet favorite. Just like the white button down and skinny jeans, it is a staple you can wear all year long and overall carries a classy and polished look. It is a neutral in the world of prints and is the easiest pairing with other prints and colors. The outfit possibilities with stripes are endless, and we have rounded up a few of our top put together looks.  Read the full post here.


Fashion Holiday Gift Ideas for Him & Her
It’s officially the holiday season! Christmas is fast approaching and we are currently dealing with one of the most mentally exhausting dilemmas of the year – gift giving. Let’s face it: we’ve come to the point where we usually have to ask a person what they desire for the holidays and they don’t provide us with a straight answer. Unless they don’t mind anything that’s handmade, it’s generally difficult to shop for a person who has no idea what they want especially when you’re on a strict budget and there are many retail promotions happening around.  This short guide provides a few gift ideas for Him and Her that will not only help narrow down your potential options but also are justifiable and practical for many occasions! Read the full post here

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Think You’re in a Retail Rut? Need a Change?
Not so fast. I truly believe retail can be a career! Store Managers can make upwards of $75-90K. I was once a Store Manager myself and can honestly say it was one of my favourite times in my life. Loved the buzz on a busy Saturday, the joy in customer’s faces when they found an amazing outfit and creating a little team/family that motivated me just as much as I motivated them. Read the full post here

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What’s it Really Like to Work as an Intern at a Fashion Magazine
Love it or hate it, The Devil Wears Prada has left a strong impression on pop culture today. Even now, more than ten years after the film’s debut (it premiered in 2006!), it continues to influence the way the general public perceives the fashion industry as a whole. With insiders like Anna Wintour leading the way, it’s no wonder that fashion magazines, in particular, get the unfortunate reputation as a hostile and competitive work environment. Well, I’m here to say that based on my experience as an intern at a major Canadian fashion magazine, those impressions are definitely not true. So let’s get into it, and we can finally put some of those myths to rest. Read the full post here


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Fashion Jobs – 6 Female Canadian Entrepreneurs You Need to Follow ASAP

Wednesday, September 13th, 2017

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There’s nothing we love more than a little female empowerment and career motivation every now and then. Women who set their sights on their dreams and never stop chasing them until they’re made a reality; these are the kind of women that we want to give great recognition to as they set a stellar example for the rest of us hopefuls.


In honour of these women, we’ve created a narrowed down list of the top 6 female Canadian entrepreneurs that continue to inspire us and are leading examples for all females who are chasing after their dreams. We can all accomplish our hopes and dreams if we put in the work that is necessary, never doubt what we are truly capable and never stop believing in ourselves.

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Bianca Venerayan and Dani Roche – Kastor & Pollux
E-commerce and blogging sensations, Bianca Venerayan and Dani Roche are a creative powerhouse duo that has carved a pathway to success as the dynamic duo team that they are. After hitting it off as besties in high school they both discovered that they shared the same entrepreneurial spirit and came together to create their Kastor and Pollux empire; an empire which consists of blogging, photography, communications and fashion design. Working together for over eight years has definitely paid off for them from planning and designing launch parties for mega companies like Mogo, a Canadian finance company, or producing multiple videos, styling and photo projects at a time, these two are a force to be reckoned with and definitely an inspiration to us all.

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Castle Ho took her infinite love for the Victorian era and created a magical little shop of all things girly, romantic and vintage-inspired in the heart of Montreal. Ever since its launch in 2012, it has been so successful that she opened a second boutique to accommodate her high flow of clientele. Boutique 1861 creates such a unique shopping experience unlike any other, the moment you step into the shop, you feel like you’re in a girly paradise dream and all of the clothing pieces and accessories are nothing less than eye catching and desirable. Castle Ho had a vintage fashion inspired vision and made it into a reality for all girly girls to enjoy.


Jenny Bird
She’s Canadian and she’s a leading jewelry designer with showrooms in Toronto, Paris, New York, LA, Chicago and more. Jenny Bird is not only an extremely talented jewelry designer but she is also passionate, hard working and driven, all of which was rooted from her upbringing in the small, artistic town of Elora, Ontario. Her jewelry designs have been a major success ever since her launch of the company in 2008, and Jenny Bird is now being sold in over 600 retailers worldwide. Jenny Bird is the ultimate girl boss who cannot be stopped; her jewelry never fails to be on trend and of course, they are pieces to die for!


Breanna Musgrove – Scout & Catalogue
The Vancouver-based designer and creator of accessories line Scout & Catalogue is one kick ass entrepreneur who knows how to bring her visions to life. With a lengthy background in fashion retail, marketing, and advertising, Breanna decided to branch off on her own and create her own accessories brand that cultivates a vision of the beachy Bohemian culture. Scout & Catalogue produces high quality, hand dyed pieces that will make you want to get out in the sunshine and play at the beach all day. Breanna made this brand her own in every possible way, allowing it to be unique and set apart from any other accessories brand.

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Christie Lohr – Style Nine to Five
That’s right, our very own Christie Lohr founder of Style Nine to Five is one hustling Canadian female entrepreneur. If you don’t already know what she’s about then you absolutely should. She created the first ever fashion job board in Canada, which includes major retailers such as Hudson’s Bay, Nordstrom, Lululemon, TOPSHOP and many more. She set out with the vision to help those wanting to work and succeed in the fashion industry. By creating Style Nine to Five, she has opened up a platform that gives all fashionista’s a fair chance to break into the industry. She has since gone on to launch Beauty Nine to Five, and even Style Nine to Five New York. Christie is career focused, driven and passionate and a leading example to us all.

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Kastor & Pollux image courtesy of Bicyclette Boutique
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Breanna Musgrove image courtesy of Scout & Catalogue
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By: Ciara Koth, Toronto, @ciarakoth

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Fashion Jobs – How to Have a Successful Fashion Career Today

Tuesday, July 18th, 2017

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When I started Style Nine to Five, there were no categories like ‘E-Commerce’ and ‘Social Media’ on my job board to select when posting. I had to add those categories two years ago after seeing such a shift and growing demand. About 50% (or more) of jobs posted these days are now in the E-Commerce industry. Some roles include Coordinators for Influencer agencies, E-commerce Specialists or Buyers for online retailers.


While we still have a number of Editorial roles regularly posted, it’s usually for digital media. Skill requirements for these roles typically include blogging, social media, and graphic design knowledge. I would suggest learning graphic design so you can stand out in today’s competitive world.


You need to be able to adapt to change while still keeping your voice, and to realize that you always need to work hard and prove yourself. I hear this a lot from employers. They find it challenging to find someone who is both driven and hardworking. Everyone wants their dream job NOW, but in reality, it doesn’t work that way. When you see the success of your peers on social media, it’s easy to forget that a lot of crucial steps went into how they got there. These steps aren’t posted on social, just the final product is.


Retail is still here, doing great and can be a very rewarding and lucrative career. Lots of internationally known companies have come to Canada (UK’s Ted Baker, Nordstrom, Saks Fifth Avenue) in the last three years, offering great opportunities for Canadian retail hopefuls. A high volume store manager’s salary can start at $75K and a Visual Merchandise Manager for Canada can be up to $100K. I’ve seen both and helped in the hiring process for these roles.


I’ve also noticed there’s has been a bigger push for ‘shopping local’. Therefore many local labels are really booming right now, Vancouver’s Gentle Fawn, Native shoes, Oak and Fort, to name a few, which has helped create even more job opportunities.


While the days of flipping through a magazine and smelling the fragrance ads or having a stack of Cosmos on your coffee table might, unfortunately, be coming to an end, there are so many new exciting things happening in this tech savvy world which we can look forward to.  And your knowledge and love of fashion as a career is still 100% achievable and relevant. 

Photo: Brooklyn D Photography

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