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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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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Job Interview - 4 Ways to Prep for an Interview

4 Simple Ways to Prep for an Interview

Your career search has started, and you have applied to countless jobs, reviewed numerous job postings, and have finally received an invitation for an interview! This is very exciting but it may also be nerve-wracking. Don’t worry, here are some tips to help you prepare for a job interview, both in-person or virtually. 1. Learn […]

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How to Prepare for a Performance Review - Style Nine to Five

7 Ways to Make the Most of Your Performance Review

If you found out today that you had a performance review coming up next month how would you feel? Prepared? Confident? Nervous? Excited? Terrified? Regardless of whatever feelings come up with the words “performance review”, we’ll help you make the most of that one-on-one time with the boss. Your performance review can actually be a […]

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4 Things to Consider Before Pursuing a Creative Career - Style Nine to Five

4 Things to Consider Before Pursuing a Creative Career

Plenty of creatives face this dilemma eventually: should I keep my creative passions a hobby or try to turn them into a job? It’s not an easy question to answer. It might feel like there’s no winning. You might be happier pursuing fashion design, for instance, but it may be more work than you expected. […]

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How to Grow in the Retail Industry - Style Nine to Five

How to Grow in the Retail Industry

It’s time to start viewing your retail job as more than a part-time gig to hold you over to something else. Retail can make for an amazing career opportunity, whether you want to work as a manager, a buyer, or even work your way deeper into the company. But how do you get into one […]

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3 Steps to the Perfect Portfolio - Style Nine to Five

3 Steps to the Perfect Portfolio

It’s the requirement that creative job-seekers dread: the portfolio. It can become a huge stressor as you work on your application – which pieces should you be including? What will this company, specifically, want to see? Which work samples show your talent the most? But stress no more – in only three steps, you can […]

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Questions to Ask Before Accepting a Job Offer - Style Nine to Five

Questions to Ask Before Accepting a Job Offer

Congratulations to you for getting a job offer worth your while! Next, all you have to do is accept it, right? Well, maybe not quite yet. The big ask now is ‘Is this the job you’ve been waiting for?’ Is it the job offer you’ve been needing and looking for, and how do you find […]

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What to Do When You’re Overqualified for a Job - Style Nine to Five

What to Do When You’re Overqualified for a Job

It sounds ridiculous – being overqualified for a job shouldn’t be a problem. But to many employers, it is one – they may think the job is temporary to you, or that you’ll expect extremely high pay. Before they toss your application, it’s up to you to prove them wrong – and it’s easier to […]

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