Writing a Cover Letter When You Don't Have Experience - Style Nine to Five

Writing a Cover Letter When You Don’t Have Experience

We get it! Writing a cover letter is no easy feat, let alone when you have little to no professional experience within the field you’re applying to. Cover letters are meant to give the hiring manager some in-depth details about the work that you’ve done, but where to begin if you’re new to the workforce […]

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3 Unique Cover Letters Openers - Style Nine to Five

3 Unique Cover Letters Openers

Dear Hiring Manager, ….Now what?! Writing a great cover letter can be daunting, especially when you can’t even make it past the first line. If you want to stand out to the hiring manager, you need to start your letter with something that jumps off the page and catches their attention. Nothing is worse than […]

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Highlighting Skills When You're a Jack/Jill of All Trades - Style Nine to Five

Highlighting Skills When You’re a Jack/Jill of All Trades

Jack of all trades—someone who is good at everything (but not necessarily an expert in all areas). In the work world, this is usually someone who has a wide range of knowledge and can thrive in a variety of positions. There are loads of benefits to being a Jack/Jill of all trades, but when you’re […]

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Melanie Auld - Style Nine to Five Career Article

Talking Company Culture and Career Advice with Melanie Auld

Style Nine to Five spoke with Melanie about her company’s work culture, what she looks for in candidates, how to stand out as an applicant, and creating career opportunities. For eight years, Vancouver-based Melanie Auld Jewelry has been creating stunning pieces that tell a personalized story unique to its wearer, and has become a household […]

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How to Ace the Job Application Email - Style Nine to Five

How to Ace the Job Application Email

Applying for a new job is a multi-step process that take a lot of work! Once you’ve done your homework, created an attention-grabbing cover letter, and whipped up a sleek resume, you’re ready to go. But there’s one important step that stands in the way: your application email. When a job posting asks you to […]

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Maximize Your Resume & Cover Letter for Changing Industries - Style Nine to Five

Maximize Your Resume & Cover Letter for Changing Industries

Realizing your passions lie elsewhere and being brave enough to change industries is no small feat! But, understanding how to successfully highlight your skills on your new resume can be tough! Not to worry, we are here to help! Here’s what to highlight on your resume when changing industries below. Emphasizing Major Accomplishments Although you […]

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5 Ways to Create a Stand-Out Application When You're Short on Experience - Style Nine to Five

5 Ways to Create a Stand-Out Application When You’re Short on Experience

Whether you’re a recent graduate, someone looking to change directions in your career, or re-entering the workforce, there’s a common challenge you will likely run into – lack of experience.  It can be frustrating when you encounter first-hand that the, “you need the experience to get experience,” reality that exists. I know from my experience […]

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What to Do When You're Not Hearing Back from Applications or Interviews - Style Nine to Five

What to Do When You’re Not Hearing Back from Applications or Interviews

Going through the job application and interview process can be grueling. From creating a tailored cover letter to preparing for potential questions and researching the position, there’s a ton of behind the scenes work that goes into applying for jobs, all to hurry up and wait. Waiting to hear back can be the most difficult […]

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5 Tips to Get the Most Out of Your Internship - Style Nine to Five

5 Tips to Get the Most Out of Your Internship

Starting out on your career path can be difficult if you don’t have a lot of work experience in your chosen field. Internships are an excellent way to gain hands-on experience, develop your skills and make connections. Although they’re usually offered as contracts with a set end date, if you bring your A-game, internships can […]

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How to Stand Out When Applying for a Job - Style Nine to Five

How to Stand Out When Applying for a Job

If you’ve ever applied to a job through LinkedIn, you’ll know that some jobs you apply for – hundreds of people have as well. Of course, not all companies have this many people applying, but it gives you a sense of just how many people you might be up against. Going into the application process […]

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