Education Vs. Experience – What to Do When You Don’t Have a Degree - Style Nine to Five

Education Vs. Experience – What to Do When You Don’t Have a Degree

Not all of us have gone to college or university, and that’s totally ok! But, when a job posting lists a post-secondary education requirement, it’s easy to feel defeated. Being discouraged by not having the right education might even prevent you from applying, as you assume they won’t give you a chance. Hold up, though. […]

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How (and Why) to Treat your Job Interview Like a First Date - Style Nine to Five

How (and Why) to Treat your Job Interview Like a First Date

Beyond dressing up in something nice and showing up on time, there are plenty of similarities between a job interview and a first date. Approaching your interview with the same excitement and spark sets you up for a successful meeting with your future employer and leaves you both with excitement about seeing each other again. […]

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3 Ways to Overcome Imposter Syndrome in Your Career - Style Nine to Five

3 Ways to Overcome Imposter Syndrome in Your Career

The job application process can be a vulnerable time for any applicant. Second guessing whether you have the right combination of skills and experience to apply for a job, debating if you’re qualified enough because your interview didn’t go as smoothly as you’d hoped, starting a new job and feeling like you’re in over your […]

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5 Questions to Ask Your Job Interviewer - Style Nine to Five

5 Questions to Ask Your Job Interviewer

“So, do you have any questions for us?” *Cue silence* “No, I think you covered everything.” How many times have you been in an interview and your mind goes blank when the interviewer asks if you have any questions? Although the interviewer may have done an overview of the role, this is your opportunity to […]

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Get S.M.A.R.T. with Your Career Goals - Style Nine to Five

Get S.M.A.R.T. with Your Career Goals

Having clear objectives can help you create a direction and trajectory for your career. When creating career-driven goals, it is important that they aren’t too broad or generic. We can often get caught up in our ideal “end-game” rather than the necessary steps it takes to get there. When you’re setting goals for your career, […]

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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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Best Online Networking Practices - Style Nine to Five

Best Online Networking Practices

Cold calling or emailing someone you would like to collaborate or connect with can be scary for anyone, but it doesn’t have to be! Online networking is such an important skill to have, especially today with most networking opportunities happening solely online, it’s important to make the most out of your online presence and stand […]

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Clubhouse as a Career Tool - Style Nine to Five

3 Ways to Use Clubhouse as a Career Tool

You might have seen a tweet about it or someone mentioning it in an Instagram story, but you might also be asking yourself – what exactly is Clubhouse? Clubhouse is a fairly new player in the social media & networking space. It’s an audio-based social networking app that allows you to connect with people all over the world through […]

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The Art of Cold-Emailing - Style Nine to Five

The Art of Cold-Emailing

So you want to work for your dream company, but they’re not hiring? Why wait for a job posting when you can reach out and introduce yourself now? Back in the day it was called cold-calling—picking up the phone and trying to get someone on the other end to listen to whatever you were pitching. […]

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3 Unexpected Fashion Jobs - Fashion Jobs in Canada - Style Nine to Five

3 Unexpected Fashion Jobs

If you think of a typical fashion job, you might see supermodels and stylists, or a designer constructing couture in some sleek studio. The reality is that the fashion industry encompasses a lot more than just going down the runway. Fashion is one of the largest industries in the world that earned an estimated $1.5 […]

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