How to Interpret a Job Posting - Style Nine to Five

How to Decipher a Job Posting

I remember once sitting down to an interview for a company I desperately wanted to join. The role was for a very well-known Canadian fashion brand I had wanted to work with since I was a junior in high school. I also remember exactly how the hiring manager began the interview. She started off by […]

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How to Fix Job Application Process Mistakes - Style Nine to Five

Damage Control: How to Fix Application Process Mistakes

Everyone makes mistakes, and yet, they can still cost you a job before you even have it! Maybe you submit your job application and only realize after that you addressed your cover letter to the wrong company, or you’ve made a few typos throughout your resume. Maybe you nail all of those things, head into […]

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How to Talk About Yourself in a Job Interview - Style Nine to Five

How to Talk About Yourself in a Job Interview

You’ve studied up on the company culture, you know everything there is to know about the field, but then your interviewer asks a question that stumps you: “tell me about yourself”, maybe, or “what are your hobbies?” We’ve all been there before – it’s not a matter of not knowing yourself, but how should you […]

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5 Executive Level Interview Questions and How to Prep - Style Nine to Five

5 Executive Level Interview Questions and How to Prep

Executive-level interviews are the biggest job interviews you could possibly have. It’s not as daunting as it sounds, though – if you’ve got years of leadership experience and plenty of industry knowledge to back up your skills, it can go over smoothly. As with any job interview, catalog your own experiences, learn everything you can […]

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3 Things a New Grad with No Experience Can Put On a Resume - Style Nine to Five

3 Things a New Grad with No Experience Can Put On a Resume

It’s an issue everyone faces at some point: being unable to find your first job, as all jobs require past jobs and work experience. You have the required skills, but your resume is blank aside from them and it seems pointless to even try. However, as a new grad, there are probably plenty of things […]

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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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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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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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How Employers Can Shake up the Typical Interview - Style Nine to Five

How Employers Can Shake up the Typical Interview

“What’s your biggest weakness?” “Why should we hire you?” “What has been your greatest achievement?” “Tell me about yourself.” Yawn. Most hiring manager have been there, done that. These typical interview questions can give you basic information about your interviewee, but chances are, the candidate has pre-rehearsed answers to these standard questions, meaning they can […]

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How to Excel After the First Interview - Style Nine to Five

How to Excel After the First Interview

Congratulations—you’ve made it past the first interview! Take a deep breath and give yourself a big pat on the back. Making it through the first round is something to be so proud of. That said, if you want to be the successful applicant at the end, your work isn’t over yet. Just like your initial […]

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