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Fashion Jobs – New Employee Satisfaction

Thursday, November 29th, 2018

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As the owner, manager or hiring manager, you’re the front line and first contact for your company. You’re a spokesperson and in a way, a bit of PR. You’re selling the role and company culture to potential candidates, and because you want to fill the position, you need to convincingly pitch the job and company. I know because I used to be a recruiter for a top Canadian retailer and now for myself (Style Nine to Five) and I passionately loved my employer. It’s important that when new employees begin their new job, the environment and role you sold them on match their expectations.

 

As a recruiter, I arranged to meet with candidates at a trendy café and explained to them how pleased they would be with the particular role – after all, I sat there with a big smile on my face, gushing with pride about my great experiences and just how wonderful the company I worked for was. Many times, unfortunately, when these employees started, their store management failed to deliver my vision. Ultimately, the employees didn’t last and they were unhappy.

 

Accepting a new job offer is a big commitment and career move for the candidate. More often than not, they’ve left a current position they enjoy for the one you’re selling. During the training process they may start to lose hope. Does management appear too busy to find the time to train? Are the new employees feeling left out and isolated from other existing members of staff? Is the role and its responsibilities not as expected from the interview process? Are they receiving adequate training? New employees may start looking for other jobs immediately otherwise. Even if they do decide to stick it out, that once eager, excited employee is a little less motivated now.

 

How do we improve this? It’s up to store management to make the best impression to new employees, maintain that standard and keep their dreams alive.

 

It is definitely a conversation worth having with your team.

 

Christie Lohr

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Fashion Jobs – Holiday Party Trends

Wednesday, November 28th, 2018

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The time has come when your Google calendar is full of events for the holiday season. If the exhaustion burnout won’t get to you, the stress of picking each holiday outfit might. Finding the perfect trends to ‘wow’ everyone with at your next holiday party can be daunting. However, Style Nine to Five have made the task that much easier with our newest compiled list of trends that will win you best dressed at your next holiday party. 

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Velvet
Velvet is popping up everywhere this holiday season and you have your pick of the lot with this trend. Most comfortable in a jumpsuit, grab a jewel toned velvet one. Want to wear a dress? Grab a burgundy velvet wrap dress. Have your favourite blouse you want to pair with a skirt? There’s a velvet option for that.

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Emerald Green
When we think of the holiday season 2018, we think emerald green. From shoes to bags to jackets to tops, this colour is here for the season. Emerald green is the new, elegant colour to replace that traditional Christmas green you have in mind. Best thing yet, you can wear this colour outside of the holiday season.

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Midi – Pleated Skirts
Pair with your favourite sweater to make this skirt scream holiday. Not only will you look super cute, you will also have tonnes of room for when you eat all that yummy holiday food. Most pleated skirts have an elastic waist, making it an ultra-comfortable, yet classic, look.

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Metallics
This year, a big trend is to play up metallic tones. If you want to stick with a dress, or a skirt, add a metallic blazer to bring out the festivities. Are you a style risk taker? Break all the traditional holiday party rules and wear metallic trousers and a lace camisole. Your outfit will be the talk of the party. First outfit available at The Latest Scoop!

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Two Piece Suit
What demands the attention in the room more than a powerful woman in a suit? This doesn’t have to be your plain jane black, basic suit. You can play with prints and colours, too. If you want to make even more of a statement, skip the shirt all together and use a structured blazer as your top – just make sure it’s still appropriate if it is a work function.

 

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By: Megan Renaud, Vancouver, @meganbrigette

Fashion Jobs – Get Ahead in Your Career

Friday, November 9th, 2018

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I know it’s so easy to fall into the trap of believing that if we just work hard, we’ll eventually be discovered and whisked off for bigger and better things. What we forget is that when it comes to career growth and development, it’s up to ourselves to seek out opportunities. Sometimes that means that we have to ask for what we want; there really isn’t anyone else to do it for us. Yes, that seems like a daunting task initially, but let me shed some more light on this topic and in turn, give you all a well needed confidence boost to just go for it.

I’ve always recognized myself as a bit of an introvert and some of my shyness has stayed with me throughout my fashion career, especially in the beginning. With that said, that has never stopped me from asking for what I want. If you’ve already proven yourself as a reliable employee, then chances are management also recognize the same ability in you. If you don’t vocalize your goals, then who would know to consider you for any new opportunities?

When I did fashion segments on Breakfast Television in 2007 as a representative for Le Chateau (with my appearances coordinated by Le Chateau’s PR), I had the idea to represent myself and showcase other brands by doing style segments as simply ‘Christie Lohr’, and not ‘Christie Lohr of Le Chateau’. I knew I already had an established relationship with Breakfast Television so I went ahead and expressed my interest in being an all-around fashion expert. I sent the email and asked. I knew that showcasing other brands would definitely increase the range of topics that could be discussed on their style segment, therefore appealing to a wider audience. Breakfast Television recognized that too as they agreed it would be a great idea and I then became their fashion expert for the next few years. Later moving on to CTV Morning Live.

 

If you see an opportunity within your current company or within a personal connection’s company, then express your interest! Start by presenting a reason as to why you think that you could be a great fit for the role and any ideas that you would execute if you did get the job. Most people in management are receptive to ideas promoting the growth of their companies. You’d be surprised at how many people would be willing to give your ideas a shot if you put them forward. Are you into fashion merchandising while you’re in a sales associate role? Then speak openly of your interest and approach your management with your personal inspiration/style boards! The worst someone can say is no, and that really isn’t so bad (it’s not personal, and remember that!).

 

Around the same year, in 2007, I requested an interview with FASHION Magazine even after 3 internship rejections because I knew in my heart that I could fulfill the position well. They agreed to the interview request and I got the internship in the end. 3 times a charm?

 

Have you ever had a missed opportunity because you were afraid to express your interest for fear of rejection? Make it a personal resolution to start asking for what you want!

 

Thanks for reading and for your continued support.

 

Christie Lohr

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Fashion Jobs – Career Q&A with Anna Koniaris, Caryl Baker Visage National Educator

Wednesday, November 7th, 2018

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When most beauty enthusiasts are tasked with the job of figuring out their career path, most usually go towards either cosmetology and makeup artistry or hair. While both are amazing careers with endless possibilities and tangents respectively it’s also important to take into account that there are so many other interesting career opportunities, like say a National Educator with Caryl Baker Visage?

 

Caryl Baker has been a household name in most Canadian houses when it comes to beauty for nearly half a century. What started as a cosmetics line with a goal to remove the counter between products and clients by the early 1970’s had turned into a private beauty salon and over 250 beauty consultants representing the brand. Fast forward to present day and Caryl Baker has over 20 locations Canada-wide providing salon services like makeup applications, spa facials and microblading along with skincare, cosmetics and tools.

 

We recently sat down with Anna Koniaris, National Face Expert and Educator at Caryl Baker Visage to learn more about the company, what the role of a National Educator entails and some insight into what you can expect from a career in beauty. Anna has over 35 years experience in esthetics, make-up artistry and business relations. She also has lots of experience in franchising and spa operations and is, in fact, a Caryl Baker franchise owner. With all her industry experience and first and knowledge of all things Caryl Baker, Anna is no doubt the perfect person to share her experiences with us!

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SNTF: What is a National Educator for Caryl Baker Visage?

 

AK: National Educators for Caryl Baker are responsible for all training both at corporate and store levels, which is mandatory for all Caryl Baker employees.

 

SNTF: Sounds like such an interesting role. What is a day in the life of a National Educator for Caryl Baker Visage like?

 

AK: We have Face Spa location across Ontario and Alberta. Our brand takes great pride in following all the public health standards and providing “safe beauty.” All of our employees must participate in an intense education program that includes a practical and theory exam with a passing score of 70%, complete an in-salon apprenticeship program before they can be certified/insured to perform services on our valued CBV clients. I also offer customized training programs for our Franchise partners and their team of staff. I am very proud of the [training] program that I created with our founder Caryl Baker and how it has evolved over the years. Our Face Experts company-wide are amongst the industry’s best.  

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SNTF: What are your favourite things about working at Caryl Baker Visage?

 

AK: Educating. In my opinion, knowledge is power, the driving force that will help you succeed in life. I have the opportunity to empower mostly women to increase their knowledge in the industry and/or get into an industry that will be rewarding in more ways than one throughout their career. Our 6-week program is held at our education facility in Toronto Monday to Friday from 9 am to 5 pm, three times per year and at salon level as frequently as requested by our Franchise partners. Although I take the lead in the education department I am assisted by my dream team that help me meet the educational needs of our entire organization.

When you love what you do, it doesn’t feel like you’re working and that is how I feel so many years later. Every work day has its challenges but my passion for the industry and supporting personal growth/development makes every day is a great workday.

 

SNTF: As a National Educator, your role involves a lot of travel. What are some of the challenges and rewards of this part of the job?

 

AK: When my children were young, balancing a career with travel and raising a family “solo” most certainly had its challenges, but between my passion for the industry and my commitment to my daughters I simply made it work. Over the past five years, travel has become very easy, fun and rewarding. A great way to experience Canada while you make money.  I always receive a warm welcome by our out of town franchisees and they are so very appreciative that I have come to them to educate their team of staff.

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SNTF: Educating is obviously the main focus of your job but with all the teaching you do, is there something the role has taught you or new things you’re constantly learning from your team?

 

AK: We/I are always learning. The beauty industry is constantly evolving, staying current and being in the “know” is crucial to your ongoing success. The advantage we have in this generation that I did not have in the very early stages of my career is the internet/social media that keep us updated to the minute of new tips, trends, techniques, service offerings and results.

 

SNTF: What was it that led you to a career at Caryl Baker Visage?

 

AK: I struggled with acne as a teen that negatively impacted my self-esteem. I got a job at 15-years old at a restaurant in the Scarborough Town Center as a hostess but once I saw that I could earn more money doing what the “boys” did I pushed to be a “bus girl” clearing tables. I used all my money to find solutions for my skin. One day, a young lady with a flawless complexion greeted me at the mall as I was passing by the Caryl Baker Visage and offered my a free skin analysis and makeup application with no obligation to make a purchase, this offer continues to be a part of our brand model till today.  This experience was life-changing, I looked flawless! And the rest is history!

 

SNTF: What to you are some of the skills someone must have to be a National Educator?

 

AK: If you have personality and love people we can train you for skills!

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SNTF: What advice do you have for someone looking at a career in cosmetics and esthetics?

 

AK: To excel in any career you need a positive attitude, patience, open to constructive criticism and practice, practice, practice!

 

SNTF: How do to stay motivated in your daily role, especially when energy levels are low?

 

AK: I am very high energy and I find that is contagious to others

 

SNTF: If you could only use three makeup and/or skin care products for the rest of your life, what would they be?

 

AK: A multiple purpose moisturizer with SPF, nourishing mascara and a hydrating lipstick.

 

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By M.J. Elle, Toronto, @TheMJElle

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6 Fashion Companies Currently Hiring in Toronto

Friday, November 2nd, 2018

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Calling all Toronto fashionistas! If you’re looking for a career in fashion, we’ve made it easy for you by narrowing down some of the most fashionable jobs in Toronto. All you have to do now is polish up your resume and cover letter, and apply!

 

Red Canoe – National Heritage Brands Inc.

Role: Retail Associate
Job Type: Part-time
Job Description:  Red Canoe has opened a new store in Toronto’s Distillery District and is looking for someone who is friendly, hardworking, able to meet the needs of customers, and a great team player who does their part to keep the store ready by maintaining visual standards, stocking, re-merchandising and light cleaning.

 

ModiFace

Role: Assistant Project Coordinator
Job Type: Full-time
Job Description: ModiFace is a technology company apart of L’Oréal Group located in Yorkville seeking a highly motivated, energetic and professional individual to assist our Projects team with administrative tasks and client relations, including meeting with L’Oréal brands, and coordinating on various projects.

 

Poor Little Rich Girl

Role: Sales Associate
Job Type: Full-time
Job Description: Poor Little Rich Girl is seeking full and part-time sales associates who are outgoing, energetic, fashion savvy, and are able to provide exceptional customer service. The next Poor Little Rich Girl must have a passion for fashion and prides herself on looking effortlessly stylish. She is a team player, reliable, and is able to build relationships with customers. Prior retail sales experience is a must!

 

PYA Importer

Role: Wholesale Fashion Sales Representative
Job Type: Full-Time
Job Description: PYA IMPORTER is a Toronto-based global fashion house that is looking for someone who has a history and background in the Fashion Wholesale and Distribution industry. Candidates will have a strong understanding of both the Ontario and Canadian retail market. A familiarity and strength in denim is a plus.

 

NUMI

Role: Social media intern
Job Type: Intern
Job Description: NUMI is a line of innovative fashion essentials for women that’s looking for a social media intern to join its growing team. NUMI is looking for someone who is passionate about social media to focus on engaging our community through our social media channels and assist our digital marketing team to build online brand awareness through content creation and inbound marketing strategies.

 

Fortnight Lingerie

Role: Sales Associate & Bra Fitter
Job Type:
Full and Part-Time
Job Description: 
Fortnight Lingerie is a Toronto designed and produced line of luxury undergarment essentials. Fortnight is opening a retail store this November and is looking for bra fitters/sales associates who are passionate about lingerie and helping women feel like their true selves.

 

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Fashion Jobs – How to Start Your Own Business

Monday, October 29th, 2018

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Are you thinking about starting your own business but are afraid to take the leap? Depending on where your passions, experience, and skillsets lie, there may be several paths to take. Whenever I am asked the question, I offer advice that applied to my own personal journey. After all, what worked for me may not work for everyone, but I do believe that there are a few key points that can be applicable to any aspiring business owner.

 

The first and most important piece of advice that I will give is to find an opportunity in the market and fill it. Your solution to the problem has to be a good one, and one that a lot of people can get on board with. Sure that may sound daunting, especially if you don’t peg yourself as someone who can think outside of the box. What I will say to that is, let your past experiences and knowledge guide you towards an opportunity. I didn’t just pull the idea for Style Nine to Five out of thin air. I got the idea for it after working as a retail recruiter in the fashion industry and being so frustrated with what was available at the time to help me do my job. I was posting on general job websites and advertising in newspapers with no return. I wasn’t getting the qualified applicants for the roles I was trying to fill. It was actually one specific role that gave me the nudge. I couldn’t find anyone to be a visual display associate in Calgary. A job that was so easy to fill in every other market! I thought, WHERE are all the fashionistas?! Why aren’t they jumping on this opportunity? How can I find them? From that frustration, I thought to myself, I couldn’t be the only one that was experiencing the problem of lack of qualified applicants for the job openings that I was recruiting for. That was my lightbulb moment. I realized there was no fashion specific job board. I called up a web developer and quit my job three weeks later. After all, the fashion industry is huge, and there clearly wasn’t a job portal that was tailored for what everyone in the industry needed. Armed with that knowledge, I knew that I could be the one to solve that problem once and for all. And from that, Style Nine to Five was born in 2010 around my 30th birthday.

 

I think the moral of my story is that looking to solve a problem or to create the next best thing regarding a topic/area/industry which you know absolutely nothing about, will likely be a lot less feasible than trying to address an existing problem in an area that you are familiar and passionate about. If you are knowledgeable in an area already, then you’ve done half the work of figuring out how everything works, what’s lacking, and most importantly, what COULD work in tackling the shortcomings that you’ve identified. You’re much more likely to succeed with your idea if you’ve already paid your dues, and have an applicable and relevant knowledge to draw from.

 

Another thing I will say is, don’t start your own business for the sole purpose of making money. Of course we all want to make money, but if you begin your journey thinking that the money will just come pouring in, then you’re wrong! Be prepared to be broke for a while. Before jumping into anything, make sure you have at least 6 months to a year’s worth of savings to live on (or more but that’s what I had), as you probably won’t start to see positive cash flows for at least a year.

 

Don’t be afraid of applying for a business loan. You will need cash flow in order to grow. It’s everyone’s hope that you will have enough saved up or borrowed from family to never have to take out a penny from the bank, but not everyone will be in as fortunate a situation. I didn’t take a loan out until 4 years into running my business when I decided to expand into New York (that’s a whole other blog post). Although it’s important to not be reckless with your spending, DON’T be afraid to spend money to make money. Running a business can be expensive (website updates, advertising, hosting fees, etc.), so make sure you’re prepared for that before sending in any resignations.

 

The final piece of advice I will give is to be prepared for a lot of hard work. While you may be able to start your business while still doing your day job, there will come a time when you will have to dive in head first. In order to grow your idea into a full-fledged business, your business has to become your life. I work on Style Nine to Five from the time I wake up to the time I go to sleep, with mental breaks, gym classes, a few events, and the odd nap in between.

 

Don’t be afraid of failure and don’t expect it to happen overnight. For many types of businesses, you will need time to build up your credibility; I know that was the case for Style Nine to Five. It’s those that give up within the first year of running their business that ultimately don’t make it. Just when you feel like giving up, don’t. Remember, on the other side of that hardship, is where you’re supposed to be.
– Christie Lohr

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Fashion Jobs – Online Shopping Vs. In Store Shopping

Thursday, October 18th, 2018

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The convenience of shopping online has taken over. You can add items into your cart while lying in bed or watching TV, not to mention you don’t have to get out of your pyjamas or put makeup on. And we get it, sometimes you just don’t want to socialize. Online shopping trends have been growing steadily over the past few years. However, online shopping does have its downsides. 

 

Going into a brick and mortar store has far more upsides than the inconvenience of leaving your home. Firstly, there’s no need to pay shipping charges or have to wait for your new favourite product to arrive. Why would you wait to wear that brand new LBD, when you can go pick one out, and wear it out for cocktails that same night? Especially if the item you order isn’t the right size; then you have to go return or exchange the item, and waste even more time.

 

How many times have ordered something to your house, only to find out it doesn’t fit and you need to bring it back? Going into the store gets rid of that hassle. In a store, you can grab all the items you would normally add to your online cart, and actually see if it works for you before taking it home. 

 

You can actually feel the product. It’s the worst when you look online and wish you could feel the product. Will it be breathable? Will it have some stretch? What is the quality of the product? Is it going to be stiff and uncomfortable or will it actually be comfortable to wear? Shopping in stores takes all those questions away. You can feel the piece you want to buy, feel the quality, and start that emotional connection.

 

Let’s not forget the amazing staff that make the stores run smoothly. Each store is staffed with cashiers, salespeople, visual merchandisers, inventory processors and so many more. These employees work hard and care for the product before you take it home. Shopping in stores helps keep these people employed. 

 

Next time you go to browse online, and add those items to your cart, think about the experience you can have shopping in-store instead.

 

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By: Megan Renaud, Vancouver, @meganbrigette

Fashion Jobs – 5 Ways to Overcome Career Burnout

Monday, October 15th, 2018

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Overcoming career burnout is not something they teach you in high school, nor is it an elective course in university. But the truth is, it’s probably one of the most important skills any adult should have. Since it’s not taught in school the sooner you can learn how to overcome career burnout the sooner you can learn to have a balanced work life, which is a key factor in overall success in your career.

 

Career burnout is a little different than overall burnout and far less harmful but the truth is, over time it can contribute to burning you out altogether. Generally, with career burnout you feel less motivated, inspired and passionate about your job and what you do daily. This can lead to poor performance, missed promotions and even the potential of being fired so the importance of mastering how to overcome career burnout is pretty clear.

 

Learning how to overcome career burnout isn’t something you can learn overnight and in fact, it incorporates a variety of skills that continuously need to be readjusted based on your current situation. As with most things in life you’re sure to always be working on overcoming career burnout but to get you started on the right track, here are our suggested ways to overcome career burnout.

1. Go On Your Breaks
This probably seems obvious, and it might be if you’re just starting out in the workforce but make it a mandatory habit to go on your breaks. Those of us who’ve been working for a while, especially those of us in an office setting, can find ourselves skipping out on breaks or taking lunch at our desks. Although a working lunch from time to time might be needed, they shouldn’t be encouraged. Taking time for lunch and even a quick 15 minute breaks gives you an opportunity to disconnect, refresh and refocus, increasing productivity. For those with an office job getting up their desks is also an opportunity to get some exercise in and boost circulation.

2. Set Professional Goals & Seek Career Mentor
The second tip to overcome career burnout is a two-part process, all involving the progression of your career. The first thing you want to do is set professional goals or a career plan, and this is something we recommend as not just a way to overcome career burnout but an overall way to progress in your career. It’s important when setting these goals to look both at your current position and the growth you want to achieve within it, and your overall professional goals. We do this by building a three-month, six-month and 12-month career plan and just like overcoming career burnout this plan is something that may be readjusted throughout the years. Having these professional goals to work towards will help keep you motivated, and revisiting the plan quarterly will help to keep you excited and motivated along the way.

 

The best pairing to professional goals is a career mentor someone who can provide insight and coach you through your career journey. When looking for a career mentor, look at people in positions and industries that align with your goals or who’s had a career path that interests you. Beyond just providing you with basic career and growth advice, mentors can also give you tips on work-life balance and how to overcome career burnout.

 

3. Schedule Those Vacation Days
It seems weird to jump to vacation days after discussing career planning, but while we were on the topic of work-life balance we thought we would. It may not seem obvious at first but taking time off of work does help you to overcome career burnout. Just like taking your short 15 minute breaks, scheduling time off is an even bigger boost to your energy and productivity levels. Whether you schedule an entire week off or tag a couple extra days onto a long weekend, getting time off to refresh and reset will go a long way to helping you overcome career burnout.

 

4. Turn Off During Time Off
Now that you know how important taking time off is to the quest to overcome career burnout you should know you really should take the time off. Be it your scheduled day off, your lunch break or your week off on the beach, when you’re off the clock leave the office behind. Avoid answering calls, checking emails and doing anything work related so your mind has the chance to really turn off and recuperate during downtime. If by chance you have a job where you don’t have the option to fully turn off, try setting an hour here or there where you’re 100% disconnected to give you some time to yourself.

 

5. Perfect Your Time Management & Organization Skill
A contributing factor to people fizzling out is a lack of organization and time management, so a good way to overcome career burnout is to brush up these two skills. We often times find ourselves panicking at work because we can’t find that file or we didn’t get that project completed in time. We can eventually find ourselves drowning in due dates and documents struggling to keep up. Before it gets to the extreme of total career burnout try working on your time management and organizational skills and even if you consider yourself a pro brushing up on them never hurt. There’s an infinity of personal development books and articles that can easily be found with a quick web search. If you’re more of the “learn by doing” type, some companies have directories of corporate resources with courses for development that can be great resources, or you can search the internet for free online courses. Whatever you decided we definitively recommended brushing up on these two skills if you’re trying to prevent or overcome career burnout.

 

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By: M.J. Elle, @TheMJElle, Toronto

Fashion Jobs – The Top Accessories for Fall

Friday, October 12th, 2018

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Fall might be underway, but it’s safe to say that some of the biggest trends from summer are here to stay. That is with some slight, seasonal adjustments. See the best pieces on our must-shop list now and make these your statement go-to’s for the season.

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Belt Bags

Either worn around your waist or across your body, belt bags have spread like the wildfire this season. Appearing on countless influencers, editors, and even celebrities, this is one trend that’s more accessible than ever, thanks to every brand and designer releasing their own version of the belt bag.

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Chunky Sneakers
From Gucci and Balenciaga to Chanel and Acne, many of the fashion world’s biggest designers have been releasing their own variation of the fashion-forward chunky sneaker all year long. But luckily for those looking for a more cost-effective option, popular high school brand, Fila, is making a comeback with its iconic Disruptor silhouette. Whether dressed up with a two-piece suit set or styled casually with a wrap dress, you’ll be surprised at how versatile this sneaker style really is. 

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Top Handle Bag
In the world of bags, the vintage-inspired top-handle silhouette has officially become the ‘It’ bag of the fashion crowd, with tons of new options on the market in a range of price points. What we love about this accessory is that it has a fashion-forward element to it, which is probably why this trend has been a go-to for street-style stars so far this season.

 

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Western Belts
Western-style leather belts can instantly transform a basic fall look of a turtleneck and jeans into a cool and edgy look.

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Logomania
A trend we never thought would make a comeback in bold statement logos, but it’s safe to say we’re so happy that they did. From bags and clutches to tights and everything in between, look like a true style star by wearing your favourite designer’s logo front and center this season.

 

Inspirational Images
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By Ainsley Smith, Toronto, @ainsleysmithy

Fashion Jobs – How to Become an Expert in Your Career

Thursday, October 11th, 2018

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Style Nine to Five - Fashion Jobs in CanadaHow to be an expert in your career. Photo by My Domain.

Once you find the career you love, becoming an expert is your next move. When you love your career, you want to be able to be the person who everyone can turn to for advice. Being an expert in your field not only makes you more valuable to your employer, but it also opens up so many doors. When you’re an expert, you are able to make it to the top of your field, and get exactly where you want to go. Not sure on how to become an expert in your field? We have everything you need to know below.

 

Pick your field
Find out what you’re passionate about and what your five-year plan is. Once you find your passion, becoming an expert will be easy. You will have the drive to work towards becoming an expert in your field. It takes work and time, so you have to love your career to become an expert in it.

 

Learn everything you can
Next, you need to learn as much as you can about your field. This means attending talks, seminars, and constantly reading and staying up to date on topics related to your career. If there is a talk or class in your field, clear your schedule and attend. Have there been articles or news posted about something? Make sure you take the time to read them. As the old saying goes, knowledge is power.

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Adapt to changing technologies and policies
Depending on what field you’re in, you may be using different types of technology. Technology and policies in the workplace are always changing. To be an expert, you need to make sure you adapt to those changes and learn along the way. If you cling to old technologies and don’t adapt your thinking and work processes, you’ll be stuck behind.

 

Share your knowledge
Once you’re an expert, you’ll be the one everyone looks up to. Share your knowledge and teach others. Teaching is the best way to practice your skills and stay on top of the information you have learned.

 

Inspirational images:
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By: Megan Renaud, Vancouver, @meganbrigette