5 Metrics That Hiring Managers Pay Attention To - Style Nine to Five

5 Metrics That Hiring Managers Pay Attention To

Hiring managers love seeing specific, measurable achievements in your application. These metrics can usually boil down to a single number, which makes them very appealing and eye catching on a resume. So, what metrics are hiring managers looking for that you can include on your resume? The Easily Measurable: 1 – Social Media Social media […]

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Resumes: What to Take Off and What to Add - Style Nine to Five

Resumes: What to Take Off and What to Add

Hiring managers may receive hundreds of applications for an open role. It has also been rumoured that they may only spend as little as seven seconds looking at a resume. To ensure your application is at the top of any call-back pile, you’re going to want to make sure you trim any of the unnecessary […]

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4-Step Job Application Checklist - Style Nine to Five

4-Step Job Application Checklist

In the past few decades, the job application process has evolved in many ways. Gone are the days when job-seekers would search newspapers for jobs or visit business locations and storefronts to get the opportunity to share their resume with the hiring manager. Today, candidates are able to locate job postings online and can even […]

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Job Seeking Etiquette That Never Goes Out of Style - Style Nine to Five

Job Seeking Etiquette That Never Goes Out of Style

The job-seeking process is always changing – for instance, video applications are becoming common and new websites to apply on are always popping up. It shouldn’t be a struggle to keep up, though, especially since there are plenty of old-fashioned job hunting tips that will always give hiring managers a glowing impression of you. 1. […]

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10+ Years of Experience On Your Application - Style Nine to Five

10+ Years of Experience On Your Application

Having 10+ years of work experience is an asset to any job, yet it can be an obstacle to getting hired. If you paste all of your experience into one long resume, it can become overwhelming for a hiring manager. They likely won’t even look at it long enough to absorb any information about you. […]

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How to Create a Full Job Application Package - Style Nine to Five

3 Steps to Go From a Blank Page to a Full Application Package

Nothing is more intimidating than a blank page – especially when you’ve got to figure out how to pack your entire work experience into it. It’s hard to know what’s important to include, how to phrase all of it and, most importantly, how to get into the groove of writing when you’re starting with nothing. […]

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Cover Letter in 2022 - Style Nine to Five

Why You Still Need a Cover Letter in 2022

Sometimes it can feel like job searching is just a numbers game. If you put your resumé out there enough times, eventually a company is going to bite. In which case, if you just skip the laborious task of tailoring a cover letter for each application, you can cast a wider net and land a […]

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4 Ways to Gain Skills If You Don’t Have a Job - Style Nine to Five

4 Ways to Gain Skills If You Don’t Have a Job

You need a job to gain skills, but you need skills to gain a job – it’s nonsensical, frustrating and now, you’re wondering if you’ll ever get a job in your dream industry. Don’t worry about it – there are plenty of methods to gain the skills you need, some that you could even pursue […]

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The Right Way to Include Soft Skills in Your Application

Some sources say cut soft skills from your applications completely, others say to include them. It’s all very confusing – what do hiring managers actually want to see? Well, soft skills aren’t completely useless. Plenty of jobs want to see evidence that you’re capable of certain soft skills, and some may even have them listed […]

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5 Easy Ways to Update Your Application Package - Style Nine to Five

5 Easy Ways to Update Your Application Package

So, you aren’t getting job offers, but you can’t quite figure out what’s wrong with your application package, and you certainly don’t have hours to spend trying to sort it out. Don’t worry – there are plenty of quick and easy fixes you can implement to clean up your resume and cover letter that’ll give […]

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