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Product Developer Career

Monday, August 12th, 2019

 

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There are so many different niches housed inside the fashion industry. Whether it be in creative, public relations, CEO, retail level, you name it – the industry has it. One of the most sought-after creative positions in the industry is a product developer. Whether it be with a company in-house, or you are starting a line of your own. We have all the ins and outs for you to succeed!

 

To be a product developer, especially for brands and companies, nine times out of ten you will need a degree or certificate behind you. It can be a bachelor’s degree or an associate’s degree. Some fashion schools even give you a certificate in a shorter amount of time. With this, you’ll learn about textiles, fabrics, trends and get the training to draw and create the pieces.

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If you’re working for a company or a brand, you’ll need to ensure your designs fall in line with their image. For example, you wouldn’t design a flowy, chiffon summer dress for a company like Lululemon. Your vision needs to be the same as the brand’s vision, which sometimes can limit your creativity. If you are working on your own line or brand, the sky is the limit.

 

When you are designing your pieces, you also need to ensure you are picking the right fabrics and textiles. This means learning where you outsource from and the durability of the fabric. What does it feel like, how does it hang, how much does it cost? It’s one thing to think up a creation, it’s another to make it come to life.

 

Another aspect in the day to day of a product developer is research. This is reaching out to your clientele and finding out what they like and what they want. There is no point working on a product that isn’t going to sell no matter how much you may personally love it. Reaching out to your clientele isn’t always feasible. Another option is to look at past sales. What products sold the best and which stayed in a store too long. You can take that data to help you create and eventually sell your designs.

 

Being a product developer is creative and fun, but it also is a lot of hard work. It can also mean long days and many hours on end but can be one of the most satisfying and rewarding positions in the fashion industry

 

Image courtesy of: Sarkisiozu

 

By Megan Renaud, Vancouver, @meganbrigette

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Creative Jobs – Travelling For Work – Top Things to Pack

Sunday, August 11th, 2019

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Travelling For Work Inspo

 

In the bustling world of fashion, it’s not uncommon to be required to travel for your work. As exciting and fun as this may be, travelling can also be extremely stressful- the planning, the organizing, and not to mention the packing! Work trips are always jam-packed with long days, and you’ll always seem to find yourself on-the-go. You’re best to plan ahead, and be prepared for anything. With these travel essentials packed in your bag… you’re sure to be happily on your way, with your stress left safely at home. 

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Carry-On Companions

• Snacks! Keeping yourself nourished and fuelled up for the long hours ahead is key. 

• Water bottle (don’t forget to bring it to the airport empty, and fill it up after security) 

• Face mist- keep that skin hydrated (under 100 ml!)

• Peppermint essential oil/roll on- this will keep you feeling awake and energized… plus if you get a headache, peppermint is your best friend!

• Gum- so your ears don’t pop, and your breath is fresh right off the plane!

• Headphones- plane rides are the perfect time to catch up on a podcast or e-book, stay up to date on current events and happenings in the industry before heading to your conference or meetings.

 

Hotel Room Necessities

• Face mask- no one likes the feeling of dry, irritated skin after the airplane. Use a face mask after you land to be perfectly fresh-faced for your busy work schedule ahead.

• A book or magazine- although you may not have much spare time, hotel rooms can be lonely! At the end of a busy day, unwind before bed and unplug from your work (and social media while you’re at it!) with an easy read.

• Comfy clothes- at the end of a long day, (especially when you’re away from home!) there is nothing better than curling up in your favourite sweatpants… you may even want to bring your bathing suit if your hotel has a hot tub. Talk about the PERFECT way to de-stress!

• Sleeping mask- no one ever seems to get a good sleep in a hotel room, but a sleeping mask that blocks out the light will totally help you to relax and get a good night’s rest!

• Slippers- you never know where you’ll be staying, or exactly what’s on the floor beneath you…

 

Don’t Forget Your Business Attire

• Black pants- without fail, a sharp pair of black dress pants are going to keep you looking professional in any situation. If there’s any uncertainty with the dress code on the trip, you can never go wrong with black pants.

• Your favourite blazer- pack a blazer that you feel totally confident in… one that makes you feel like a million bucks!

• Black shoes- ones that are comfortable! Pick something versatile that will go with everything (shoes are heavy to pack!) but will also lend to long days on your feet.

• Simple tote bag- bring a basic but cute tote that can carry everything you need for a full day or meetings, presentations, or whatever you have planned (or unplanned!) You’re probably best to travel with something that can carry everything from notebooks, to snacks, to extra shoes or a sweater… just in case!

• OH! And don’t forget to bring along your business cards or personalized contact cards (we can create these for you!), and any notes or presentation materials, your laptop, and quite simply (but importantly) a notebook and pen!

 

With these simple yet essential items packed in your bag, you’ll be ready to put your best foot forward on any work trip!

 

**Image via www.hercampus.com

 

By: Heather Murray @heatherungraceful

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Career Advice – Taking a Mental Day Off Work

Sunday, August 4th, 2019

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Mental health still an unseen issue that many people don’t think about. However, if you’re sick with a cold or a flu, you wouldn’t think twice about taking a day off of work. If you’re feeling not yourself, burnt out, overwhelmed, why aren’t you taking a day off for that too?

 

You can’t give 100 percent at work if you’re not feeling 100 percent yourself. Like if you were to work with the flu, if you don’t take the time to rest and recoup, you’re not going to get better and will continue to feel worse. This is a downward cycle that many working Canadians are now facing. Like when you are physically ill, it is smart to take the time so it doesn’t get worse.

 

Why do we feel so guilty when we need to take a day for ourselves? Just because other people can’t see it, doesn’t mean it’s not real. Like self-care Sundays, sometimes you just need some time to get back to basics. If that means stay in bed and watch movies all day, then do it! If it looks like getting out in nature and enjoying your surroundings, do that!

 

Work depends not only on you physically, but mentally as well. How can you be creative or productive without being fully present? There is no need to feel guilty when you need to take a day for yourself. In the end, it’s not only beneficial to yourself, but to the company you work for as well.

 

Mental health is just as important as physical health. It’s time to drop the guilt and focus on bettering ourselves. Let’s make a change to the stigma and talk about it.

 

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By: Megan Rice, Vancouver, @meganbrigette

 

Career Advice – What to Wear to a Coffee Meeting

Wednesday, July 24th, 2019

Coffee Meeting Inspo

Things are changing in the world of business, and for us fashion industry insiders- it’s exciting! Proper professional meetings and interviews are less and less common, and things in business are quickly becoming more personal and relaxed. As you already know, coffee shops are quickly becoming the new boardroom, and with that new rules for fashion (or less rules altogether!) are following suit. Gone are the days of stuffy suits and uncomfortable ensembles… but now what?!

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Jeans Are Not Taboo 

Who knew? When you think about meeting with someone to discuss a professional opportunity or when meeting on business terms, jeans are typically off the table. But times are changing, and so are dress codes. Just as formal meetings are turning into more casual coffee meetings, the typical business attire is becoming a lot more casual too. That being said, meeting with an industry connection over coffee is not exactly  the same as grabbing a latte with your girlfriend. It can be hard to navigate these new standards, and to know how to dress to impress for the occasion. So are jeans acceptable? Yes- but under a few conditions, of course. Stay away from ripped denim, super light washes, or any crazy distressing. Play it safe by sticking to black jeans, simple dark washes, or dressy styles (like trouser jeans!) Pair your denim with a chic top and your finest footwear, and you’re sure to be the best dressed in any coffee shop.

 

Wear A Statement Piece

Meeting someone new is always a little nerve-wracking, especially when you’re trying to impress a potential employer or valued industry professional. When meeting for coffee, it’s always great to take the first couple minutes to ease into things and break the ice. What better way to start things off and lighten the mood than having a piece of your outfit be a conversation starter. Attract attention by wearing a bright colour or bold lipstick, or even a fun accessory. Wear something that people will notice right away and want to comment on! To keep it professional, less is more, so best to stick with just one statement piece at a time. Making a statement will also make you memorable, and a coffee meeting outside of the office is the perfect place to stand out.

 

Be You

Don’t be afraid to show your personality! As you know, times have changed and this means you no longer have to feel constrained by classic office attire. Feel free to wear whatever best represents your personality, and whatever you feel best in! If you have a signature accessory or a favourite colour to wear, a coffee meeting is the perfect occasion to show what makes you unique, and how to express yourself through your style. Fun fact- when I met Style Nine to Five Founder, Christie for our first coffee meeting, she was wearing her signature hat as a killer accessory… I have since learned that a chic hat and anything leopard print are her go-to fashion faves. Now I’ll always remember her by these trademark fashion statements! Wearing whatever makes you YOU will not only will you make a great first impression by showcasing who you are through your outfit, but you’ll surely be remembered for your great style too. What better way to make a lasting impression than through your amazing look!

 

Now is a better time than ever to ditch the ordinary button down or stuffy suit, and let your personality shine through your style. Things are changing in the hiring scene, and it’s time to get creative in order to stand out in the industry. Coffee meetings are the perfect opportunity to express yourself and put your best foot forward, starting with your great sense of style! By using your outfit as an extension of your amazing resume, many skills, and extraordinary talent, you’re sure to stand out to any industry insider. Especially in the fashion industry… don’t be afraid to step outside the box and out on whatever makes you feel confident, empowered, and most importantly- YOU! 

 

*Image via @jaceyduprie
By: Heather Murray @heatherungraceful

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Fashion Jobs – Fashion Buyer: Ins and Outs

Friday, July 19th, 2019

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When you’re choosing a career path you want to know what your day to day will entail and how you can get there. That’s why we wanted to spotlight the ins and outs of a fashion buyer. With the most glamorous, most sought after job in the industry comes a lot of hard work and determination.

 

Let’s be honest, you’ve wanted to become a fashion buyer since you saw your first photos of a runway. The coveted front row, jet setting around the world to attend all the fashion weeks and being able to pick the trends everyone is going to buy. But there is a lot more to it

 

A fashion buyer is the person who picks the products that will be seen in stores. Usually, companies such as Nordstrom, Urban Outfitters, The Bay, ASOS, etc, will all have fashion buyers. This is because their fashions are outsourced with many different brands rather than just an in-house brand. For example, Chanel stores will only house Chanel products.

 

If you aren’t one for structure, and you’re still interested in becoming a fashion buyer, this career is for you. No one day is the same as the next. You can be going from New York Fashion week to a trade show in Las Vegas to meeting with brands or your in-house marketing or PR team.

 

Like most careers in fashion, it’s all about putting in your time and starting from the bottom. You need to understand trends, customers and how the fashion industry works. Not only do you need the experience, but there is also schooling that is beneficial. Many universities or colleges offer fashion buying certificates. This gives you the knowledge you need to bridge together with your experience.

 

While this job is so much fun, it’s also a lot of hard work. You need to make sure what you’re buying is going to sell on the market. Is what you’re picking the right fit for your clientele or are you picking it because it’s trendy and you like it. Buying fashion is all about instinct and research.

 

Inspirational image courtesy of: Vogue

 

By: Megan Renaud, Vancouver, @meganbrigette

 

Fashion Jobs – Your New Favourite Trend – Jumpsuits

Friday, July 19th, 2019

Dresses for summer are like florals for spring. They fit perfectly together. Over the past few years, jumpsuits have started making a comeback little by little. This year they are here to stay! With so many fun styles, with jumpsuits, you can push the envelope a little bit more. It also means they can be worn all day without feeling uncomfortable. There are so many pros, I don’t see why we need to talk about the cons (okay, bathroom breaks might be a bit uncomfortable but…). Style Nine to Five has picked out the jumpsuits you need to get now!

Soft Ponte Cropped Wide-Leg Jumpsuit

Culottes

Perfect for day to night, the wide, cropped legs make this jumpsuit feel more like a dress. If you’re scared to try this trend, this is the way to start. This is the perfect replacement for the classic summer dress. Go out for patio drinks with your girlfriends, go for a bike ride, or even on a date. This jumpsuit has you covered. Soft Ponte Cropped Wide-Leg Jumpsuit, Banana Republic, $86

 Knot Tencel® Denim Jumpsuit

Denim

There’s nothing more fun than playing with the denim trend. The best thing is, just like jeans, you can find this trend in all washes and colours. Our favourite is white denim with a bit of different detailing. It could be pinstripes, ties or polka dots. Knot Tencel® Denim Jumpsuit, Forest Lily, Nordstrom, $189

Wilfred Écoulement Jumpsuit Tie-back, sleeveless jumpsuit

Cutouts

 

This a versatile jumpsuit you can wear all summer long. Whether it’s a jumpsuit with cheeky cut-outs in the front which would be perfect for date night or a jumpsuit with an open back, which would be great for a day picnicking at the beach. This trend of jumpsuits shows you can have fun with your style and also be a bit flirty. Wilfred
Écoulement Jumpsuit, Tie-Back, Sleeveless Jumpsuit, $178

 

Ruffle Sleeve Jumpsuit RACHEL PARCELL

Ruffle Sleeves

 

If you still want the femininity of a dress but want the comfort of a jumpsuit, ruffle sleeves will be your savour. There are so many cute prints and colours you can find that have the ruffle tank sleeve. This gives your outfit a girly feel while still wearing some sort of pants! Ruffle Sleeve Jumpsuit, RACHEL PARCELL, Nordstrom, $204

THE ROMPERALLS IN MIDNIGHT BLACK

Romperalls

 

We couldn’t forget the most comfortable and local type of jumpsuit – the classic romperalls by Smash + Tess. In black and olive, the romperalls are great to wear all day. Whether it’s replacing your typical lululemons to lounge around or running errands the romperalls will be your new go to. The Romperalls in Midnight Black, Smash + Tess, $119

 

Inspirational photo courtesy of: Outfitsz

 

By: Megan Renaud, Vancouver, @meganbrigette

Career Advice – 5 Things To Take Away From Any Position

Monday, July 15th, 2019

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5 Things To Take Away From Any Position

Let’s be real- not every job you land, ends up being a dream job. We have all been in a position that isn’t what we’d hoped it would be, or didn’t quite live up to expectations. Although this can be challenging, uncomfortable, and quite often discouraging, there is always something we can take away from a job gone wrong. In fact, I can think of 5 different things (but I promise there are even more!) that can be positive, valuable, and beneficial in your experience of parting with the old, and moving on to bigger and better things!

 

1. Interview Experience

I think just about everyone gets a little “cringey” when they hear the word interview. There is something so nerve wracking about going in to meet someone new, not knowing what to expect, and being put on the spot with challenging questions, all while attempting to make a good impression. Truth is, the more you do something, the more naturally it comes. Although it may be intimidating, the more interview experience you can get, the better off you will be when it comes to killing the interview. With this mindset, you can appreciate any opportunity you have had to go through the interview process. Whether you were turned down for the job, or landed the position only to find out it wasn’t right for you, if nothing else, you can always take away valuable interview experience. You may deepen your knowledge of potential interview questions, gain new tips and tricks on how to stand out, or you may even come out with a better understanding of how to nail your own elevator speech. With one more interview under your belt, you can be that much more confident stepping into the next interview!

 

2. Working With Anyone and Everyone

No matter where you work or in what position, you can always be sure that you’ll have the opportunity to meet and work alongside all types of wonderful people. Some of which you’ll instantly click with, and others that may tend to work in a way completely different than the way you operate. You may have the chance to work within a smaller team than you’re used to, as part of a small local company, or within a bigger team or as part of a large corporate company. Either way, you will always have the opportunity to be exposed to new styles of learning, ways of doing things, personalities, and people of various backgrounds. Hopefully you’ll resonate with some of the thinking, habits, and methods of some of your new team members, but even if a colleague’s ways rival your typical approach, there is always something you can gain from being challenged. You will most definitely be compelled to learn how to work with, be respectful of, and hopefully appreciate others who work differently than you do. And if you’re open to it, you may even learn a new way to think about your work, and to be your most productive and successful self from 9-5.

 

3. Expanding Your Network

They say “it’s all about who you know.” And it’s true! Having strong connections in the industry can really work to your advantage in your career search and development. Simply put, the wider your network, the more opportunities you may be exposed to. Whether you stay in a position for a few short months, or a few years, it is so important to always put your best foot forward day in and day out,  to represent yourself in the best light. The people around you may turn out to be amazing connections and crucial points of contact for leading you to that next step in your personal career journey. Even if your current role turns out to be in an area of the industry that isn’t for you, who’s to say that your boss, your colleague, or even Karen from accounting who you met in the elevator, isn’t going to be helpful in connecting you to the right opportunity? No matter what, keep your friends close, and your connections closer!

 

4. Understanding Your Ideal Work Environment

Some of us thrive in a bustling office environment, while others do best working from home. Some love a quiet, intimate workspace surrounded by a small team, and others buzz off of a busy office that has many people coming and going at a fast pace, all day long. Lighting, location, office hours, and even your surrounding colleagues can really make or break your ability to get “in the zone” and get the job done by the end of the day. Although the thought of working from your couch in your pajamas may sound like a real dream come true, you may actually hate it- trust me on this one! When it comes to work environment, you truly will not know what works for you until you try. So if nothing else, looking back on a position that did or didn’t necessarily work in the long run, you can always reflect on the culture of the company you worked for, and your everyday work environment to evaluate what helped you thrive, and what may not have supported you in your role.

 

5. Finding What Fuels Your Fire

Spoiler alert- learning what fuels your passion and makes you tick, is the key to happiness in your career. If you don’t wake up everyday (with the exception of that rainy Monday when you spill coffee on your white blouse here and there) excited about what you do, then it might be time to re-assess. That being said, finding your calling is no easy feat. Often times it takes a lot of trial and error, and a little bit of soul searching! Patience is so powerful here, and understanding that it may take you quite some time, and some not-so-perfect positions to find your dream job, is crucial. So next time you’re feeling down because your work feels mundane or unfulfilling, take it as a lesson. Understanding what you don’t love gives you  the perfect opportunity to reflect, and dig deeper into what you DO love. Crossing one option off your list just puts you one step closer to finding your true passion, and to pursuing that rewarding career you always dreamed of!

 

We all know that the power of positivity goes a long way. However, staying positive while remaining in a position that drains your energy and just doesn’t feel right, is easier said than done! Use these 5 simple things to find the silver lining in any position or job, and I promise you will feel that much better getting back on the horse. Any lessons learned (big or small!)  in your journey to your dream job, can always be seen as valuable, and truly crucial to finding the perfect opportunity!

 

By: Heather Murray @heatherungraceful

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Fashion Jobs – Straw Bags for Summer 2019

Tuesday, July 2nd, 2019

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It seems like 2019 is all about trends resurfacing again. Bag trends are no exception. This year is all about the straw bag and all the different ways that it can work for you. We’re not talking about your classic oversized beach bag (although, those are super cute too) but taking this trend to the next level.

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The Mini, available at Zara, click here to shop.

 

Ladies, how much do we really need to carry in our bags. A phone, a wallet, a little bit of makeup and you’re set. The small bag makes any outfit a little bit more feminine and fun, which is what summer is all about right?!

Round Shell Straw Grab Bag

The Circle, TOPSHOP, available at the Bay, click here to shop.

 

There is nothing sleeker than a structured straw bag with rounded edges, giving it that circle (or watermelon) shape. It’s such a fun play on the typical straw bag with all the same functionality. Take this bag everywhere this summer and we guarantee you compliments will start flying in.

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The Clutch, available at HM, click here to shop.

 

Long summer nights mean more patio drinks that lead into nights out! Be prepared with a straw clutch. It can dress up any summer dress. Pair it with a pair of wedges and you are ready for the season.

the basket bag, Nordstrom

The Basket, available at Nordstrom, click here to shop.

 

When you think summer, you think picnics and that iconic straw picnic basket. Why not take that memorable shape and turn it into something fashionable? The basket bag is just that. Perfect for day to day, this bag will keep everything you need.

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The Shoulder Fringe Bag, Mango, click here to shop.

 

Picture it now: you’re out with your friends on the weekend in your ripped boyfriend jeans, airy blouse and slip on sandals. What would make this outfit even better? An over the should straw fringe bag. It’s a bit more playful and definitely a statement piece. This is a trend for those who love to try something new.

 

Inspirational image courtesy of: Be.Daze.Live.

 

By: Megan Renaud, Vancouver, @meganbrigette

 

Career Advice – How to Use Social Media to Your Advantage in the Interview Process

Wednesday, June 26th, 2019

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How to use social media

In the digital world we live in, things are constantly changing… and fast! With social media becoming increasingly important in our personal lives, it is truly starting to change so many different aspects of our day-to-day, including our professional lives too. Social media is changing so many industries in so many different ways, and the fashion industry is definitely no exception. In order to keep up with the evolving landscape, it’s about time that we start using social media to our advantage- beginning with the interview process!

 

Personal Marketing

People are always saying “be careful what you put on the internet,” and for good reason! These days, you never know just who will end up scrolling through your posts, so it’s always best to play it safe and keep things professional before you hit the share button. That being said, this doesn’t mean you can’t have a little fun, and it definitely does not mean that you can’t be yourself on social media. In fact, the very best thing you can do is just that! Your social profiles should showcase who you are, what you do, and why you love doing it. As you already know, we are living in a world that revolves around technology and social media, and that doesn’t just exist from 9-5. Employers are using social media more and more to get to know candidates, and to dig deeper in finding the right fit for their next hire. For this reason, you can (and should!) use your Instagram profile, facebook page, and twitter account to your advantage when it comes to putting yourself out there on the job market. Think of your social profiles as a live portfolio, that displays your work and showcases your passion in real time. Social media is also a great way to build your personal brand, and market yourself as a desirable employee. The photos, stories, and messages you share allow you to show off your strengths, values, talents, and interests. Even the simple things like your bio and profile picture can speak volumes to who you are as an employee, and valuable member of the industry. So next time you go to post something on the ‘gram, don’t forget to ask yourself “does this represent my personal brand?”

 

Company Research 

Don’t forget that things work both ways in this crazy world of social media. Just as you’re thinking about the things you’re sharing on the internet, so are the brands and companies that you want to work for. When starting the job hunt, a great place to start (believe it or not) is your social feeds. A company’s various online profiles can give you instant insight, not only into the aesthetic and overall vibe of the brand, but often times what they stand for, their story, and their position within the industry. Social media may help you to decipher if they are the right fit for you, and if they offer the type of environment you’re looking for in a job. When preparing for an interview, heading to the company’s profiles will help you set the tone for what they may be looking for in a candidate in terms of values, goals, and culture fit. It will also give you a leg up on their current campaigns, articles, media mentions, and projects, which could lead to a great conversation topic, or interesting question to ask the interviewer. This will show that you took the time to do your research, and that you truly care about what is happening within the company. A quick five to ten minutes scrolling through a company’s social media can really help you to explore whether or not the company could be a good fit for you, and could also make or break the interview!

 

Connecting With Key People

Some may call it “cyber stalking,” but really it can be considered valuable research. When writing an application for a new position, it’s always best to address your message directly to the hiring manager or department lead. Sometimes the company website won’t give you all the contacts you may need, but with a little digging through social media, you may just be able to put a name to a title. Once you’re in contact with the hiring team for a prospective job, it can be helpful to research the people you’re connecting with. Without being creepy, it can be nice to preface an interview with a little background about who may be sitting across the table from you. On the other side of things, if you’re having a tough time breaking into the hiring scene, social media can be a great tool for networking. Get social with key leaders in the industry, by exploring your contacts and who they are connected with, and following along with people who inspire you in the industry. It is definitely important to maintain some boundaries between work and play when it comes to social media, but don’t be afraid to slide into someone’s DM’s, or drop a comment (professionally, of course) as a way to start a conversation, and spark a new meaningful connection. Hey- for all you know, it could just lead to the interview for your next job!

 

At the end of the day, social media often has a bad reputation for being a bit intrusive and sometimes even a little scary, but by switching your mindset and adding little intention behind your posts, you truly can use social media to your advantage in landing your dream job!

 

Inspo photo: By Viktor Hanacek

 

By: Heather Murray @heatherungraceful

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5 Must Follow Winnipeg Fashion Influencers

Monday, June 24th, 2019

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Canada is making its mark on the fashion industry! Cities big and small are home to tons of relevant and talented trendsetters, both up and coming and established. To keep you feeling inspired (and patriotic) we have created a round up of 5 Winnipeg fashionistas who seriously know their stuff. These Manitoba-bred bloggers and influencers are definitely ones to watch!

Cee

Cee Fardoe @ceefardoe | www.cocoandvera.com

 

A love of simple, understated, elegant style drove Cee Fardoe to create Coco & Vera in June 2010. A business professional by day with a creative flair and a love of the written word – she holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Creative Writing – Cee started her blog primarily as a creative outlet to share the fashions she loved that didn’t always fit into the corporate world she inhabited. Nine years later, Coco & Vera is still going strong, and Cee continues to work 9-5 while running the blog and her social media channels. Coco & Vera was launched in Vancouver, but Cee relocated to Winnipeg with her husband and photographer in 2017. They make frequent trips to their second home, Paris, and love discovering new cities together.

Anita

Anita Aloys @auneetuh | www.thelotuspure.com

 

Anita is a lifestyle content creator with a focus on lifestyle, personal style and online branding. When she’s not working as a full time Marketing Coordinator, she’s creating fashion and lifestyle content to inspire others. Her style is versatile and inspired by street style and everything fashion week. The Lotus Pure originally started to show her style and get her noticed in the modelling industry. Today it’s a fully functional Lifestyle, Style and Beauty hub. Anita share’s her style tips and lifestyle hacks through the eye of an everyday girl, documenting beauty, growth and everything in-between.

Quinn

Quinn Cove @qcove | www.darlinginscarlet.com

 

Quinn is a red-headed, fashion obsessed gal who turned her overflowing closet into the blogging platform that is “Darling in Scarlet”. She loves Sundays spent with a cup of tea in hand, a good creamy bowl of mac ‘n cheese, and snuggles with her favourite little bunny, Benedict. Through her blog, “Darling in Scarlet”, she is able to connect with individuals on a personal level, offering fashion related inspiration, as well as advice on everything from home décor and travel to self-care practices. As a University student pursuing marketing, she hopes to someday enter the Canadian fashion industry to change the way in which fashion is marketed to young girls and women; thus, creating a more inclusive and positive environment

Olha

Olha O’Stee @ostee_ | www.liketoknow.it/ostee_

 

Olha is Ukrainian and moved to Canada with her husband 2 years ago. She has a masters degree in Pedagogy and worked as a substitute teacher here in Canada right after her arrival. At the same time, she has always been into fashion & everything beauty related, so she created her Instagram blog as a creative outlet. She loves experimenting with fashion, trying on different looks and sharing outfit ideas with her audience!

Jackie

Jackie Silla @stylemydreams | www.stylemydreams.com

 

Jackie Silla is a local stylist, fashion blogger and all-around fashion expert. With regular appearances on CTV Morning Live Winnipeg as a fashion contributor, she is all about having fun with fashion and teaching women and men how to dress and love their bodies.

 

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By: Clare Mathiesen @claremathiesen

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