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Fashion Jobs – 5 Trends Blowing up on Instagram You Should Shop ASAP

Tuesday, December 4th, 2018

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Gone are the days that Instagram is solely for seeing what your family, friends and favourite celebrities are up to. Instead, it’s quickly become a go-to fashion resource for seeing what your fave influencers and style icons are currently rocking. And the best part is most of the time you can shop the pieces you’ve been eyeing up directly through the ap. Otherwise, you can see where the items are from and buy them conveniently in-store or online later. Today, we’re sharing all the trends we thankfully discovered on Instagram and the trends we purchased as quickly as possible. Get your credit cards ready, ladies.

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Plaid
We’re definitely stocking up on chic, plaid pants this fall. We love the edgy nod to the 90s, and not to mention it’s refreshing to see something other than black pants during fall.

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Colourful Puffers
Solid black puffers have thankfully been replaced with bold, rainbow-hued shades and now fashion’s biggest ‘it’ girls can be seen donning puffers in crazy colours left, right and centre. Now you just need to decide which colour you like best.

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Teddy Coats
Shearling is having a major moment this year. We love how there are so many cute yet feminine teddy bear styles available and typically you don’t have to break the bank to rock this trend.

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Statement LBD
Whether you need a dress for the countless holiday parties you have lined up, a frock for New Year’s or maybe you just want to treat yourself to a new LBD, ditch the classic silhouettes and opt for head-turning details. Our Insta feeds have been flooded with playful details like feathers, beading, velvet and oversized shoulders, and we can’t get enough.

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Chunky, Combat Boots
We couldn’t end this list without a pair of practical yet ultra fashionable boots and we currently can’t get enough of the chunky, combat boot trend. From monochrome styles to bold whites and reds, a pair of bold combat boots are super comfortable, practical and far from ordinary.

 

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By Ainsley Smith, Toronto, @ainsleysmithy

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Fashion Jobs – Staying Active at the Office During Colder Months

Tuesday, November 27th, 2018

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‘Tis the season for chunky knits, warm drinks and staying inside both at home and while at the office. As soon as it starts to get cold, those lunch outings turn into ordering takeout and the lunch break walks turn into dedicated water cooler gossip time. The truth is, once the first signs of the cold arrive, like seeing our breath we’re destined for hibernation. But that isn’t the best way to approach the winter, be it for productivity, your physical health or even just your mental health. It’s so important that we take time to not only step away from our desks and workplaces for breaks but staying active helps keep you alert and ready to work. If you’re looking to beat the cold this year by staying active, check out these 3 tips to help give you some inspiration

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1. Set Time To Get Up & Move

There’s a lot of back and forth between what is the best for your health in terms of getting up from your desk. Some will say a few times a day whereas others might recommend you do so hourly. The truth is, whatever works for your schedule and work environment is better than nothing at all. Take a walk around the office, climb a couple flights of stairs or even do some stretching at your desk. Whether you decide to get away from your desk for 5 minutes to walk around and regain circulation or make it a point to work standing up a few times a day something is always better than nothing. A lot of workplaces and employers will encourage this activity even to the point of providing employees with sit/stand workstations.

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2. Join The Gym With a Colleague

If you need a bit more incentive or excitement to stay active, why not join a gym? Between having to actually invest in this initiative and the opportunity to work out in a gym with equipment, engage with personal trainers and even take classes there’s no doubt that you can stay motivated and on track. But if you need an extra push, why not find a colleague or two to join the gym with you? We always find the buddy system is a great way to be held accountable and add even more motivation to your goals of staying active.

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3. Start a Fitness Group Or Friendly Competition

We generally spend more time at work with our colleagues then we do with our families and friends, so who better to be your support system for staying active than your coworkers? Starting a fitness support group is a great way to share ideas, motivation and experiences to help find what works for you, or what doesn’t. You can work together to hold each other accountable and encourage one another to get up and get active especially on those days where the self-motivation is lacking. We’ve seen challenges like “the biggest loser” or “most steps in a month”, all which encourage participants to stay active. If you want to take it a step further, why not start a friendly fitness competition among some colleagues? These usually work best with an incentive so generally a buy-in is set, and the winner gets the pot whether it’s cash or a determined prized by the group. Friendly fitness competitions are especially helpful to keep us on track during the holidays or help us bounce back in the new year.

 

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BY M.J. Elle, Toronto, @TheMJElle

8 Fashion Companies Currently Hiring in Vancouver

Friday, November 23rd, 2018

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Calling all Vancouver 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 Vancouver. All you have to do now is polish up your resume and cover letter, and apply!

 

Lululemon
Role: Accessories Designer
Job Type: Full-Time
Job Description: The Accessories Designer at lululemon creates world-class athletic and fashion accessories that are acknowledged as leading in innovation, design, function, fit and quality. Under the mentorship of and collaboration with the Design Director (and/or Senior Designer in lieu) you create and develop the line for your designated class(es)/sub-classes from inception of ideas to production of styles.

 

Lululemon
Role: 
Director of Raw Materials
Job Type: Full-Time
Job Description: The raw materials team creates industry-leading, high quality, eco-friendly performance materials in collaboration with Sourcing & Supplier Partners. We transform design concepts into reality, research new technologies/solutions, and develop fabrics, trims, colour and prints that surprise and delight our guest while meeting quality and compliance standards.

 

Lululemon
Role: Senior Brand Manager
Job type: 
Full-Type
Job Description: The Senior Brand Manager, Women’s will be responsible for bringing lululemon global campaigns to life across a variety of channels. You will lead ideation and collaboration with cross-functional partners to develop and execute integrated brand campaigns. The Senior Brand Manager, Women’s is a creative and innovative business leader who can execute a best in class campaign to support business results in our stores, community and e-commerce business.

 

Lululemon
Role: Junior Fabric Designer
Job Type: Full-Time
Job Description: The role in the Raw Materials Development Team Learning role to practice technical education and problem-solving skills by developing product in partnership with cross-functional partners.

 

Lululemon
Role: Assistant Fabric Designer
Job Type: Full-Time
Job Description:  The Assistant Fabric Developer is an entry-level technical role which executes administrative support, learns and understands fabric development and manages seasonal developments along with the fabric developer/Senior fabric developer.

 

Bailey Nelson
Role: Optical Stylist
Job Type: Full-Time
Job Description: As an optical stylist for Bailey Nelson, you’ll be responsible for building customer rapport, engaging with the team, and driving business. Skill and experience requirements include customer service, organization and time management, good analytical and problem-solving skills to name a few.

 

Bailey Nelson
Role: Store Manager
Job Type: Full-Time
Job Description: The store manager is required to better the eyewear industry one customer, eye test and pair of glasses at a time; lead the store by driving strong results and building strong community relationships; develop a strong working relationship with your in-store Optometrist; lead and develop your team of optical stylists and dispensers.

 

Diverse Group
Role: Fashion Sales Assistant
Job Type: Full-Time
Job Description: Diverse Group is looking for a positive, self-motivated individual who works well within a team. Must understand how to drive sales, have excellent written and verbal communication skills and a proven track record building new business and maintaining existing customer relationships.

 

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Fashion Jobs – Basics Every Woman Needs in Her Wardrobe

Tuesday, November 20th, 2018

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It should come as no surprise that most women spend most of their money on fast-fashion items that aren’t intended to last more than a season or two. And while that’s okay for trying out fun, new trends, every woman eventually reaches a point when they need to start spending their money on items that are meant to last. These are the items that will become the foundation of your wardrobe, and they’ll remain in style for years to come. But rather than sharing your run of the mill, traditional wardrobe staples, we wanted to share our favourite ‘basic’ items that have received a bit of a modern update, so you can still look effortlessly timeless, without blending into the crowd.

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Trench Coat
This as an investment piece you’ll wear forever. Look for a classic A-line silhouette that will cinch you in at the waist and that you can wear over everything from suits to jeans.

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White Sneakers
Ditch your trusted Converse for a fun upgrade like these retro Nike kicks. They are a classic that will go with everything. Always.

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Blue Jeans
Every woman needs to own at least one pair of go-to jeans (that instantly make her legs and butt look perfect). And there’s no better way to stay ahead of the trends than with a pair of high-rise, cropped, ‘mom-style’ blue jeans.

 

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Striped Top
A classic striped top will never go out of style and will remain as a mainstay in your closet for years to come. We can’t get enough of this Comme Des Garcons striped basic, because it’s simple yet effective thanks to the addition of the appliquéd iconic mini red heart synonymous with the brand.

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Black Booties
A pair of leather booties will be a staple for years to come and for good reason. They can instantly elevate any look from jeans and a white tee to a midi dress for a night on the town.

 

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Product Info
J.Crew Dion Trench, $314.73, available at Nordstrom
Nike Classic Cortez Sneaker, $70, available at Urban Outfitters
Madewell High-Rise Crop Jeans, $70, available at Net-a-Porter
Comme Des Garcons mini heart logo striped T-shirt, $180, available at Farfetch
Franco Sarto Sienne Point-Toe Leather Booties, $200, available at The Bay

 

By Ainsley Smith, Toronto, @ainsleysmithy

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Fashion Jobs – Wool Coats That Won’t Break the Bank

Tuesday, November 13th, 2018

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The cold weather is not only among us, but it’s also here to stay (and getting worse) at least for the next few months so it’s time to start thinking about our cold weather outerwear. When we think winter we immediately cling to our parkas, which are not only the obvious choice but a practical one at that. No matter how warm, cozy and trendy parkas may be they’re not always the best option especially when it comes to dressing for the office. Bulky parkas can also be a bit of a hassle when commuting to work be it in your car, rideshare or while on transit during rush hour; that’s where wool coats come in handy.


Wool coats are another option to help you stay warm in the winter, and keep your look more refined and polished. There are so many styles and colours to choose from making them versatile for all preferences. If you want your coat to not only look good but keep you warm, we recommend going with something that’s at least at 20% blend. The more wool content within your jacket, the warmer you will be but keep in mind that impacts the price. To help keep you warm and your wallets full we found some great wool coat picks at affordable prices!

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Classic Coat
Everyone needs a classic wool coat in their wardrobe and who better to turn to than Karl Lagerfeld himself? This double-breasted coast is 23% wool with a belted waist at the back for a fitted look. The Reefer Coat is available in a couple other colours but nothing says classic more than the colour black.

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Menswear Inspired
Zara is one of our go-to stores for affordable wool coats that don’t only look good but keep you warm too. This light burgundy double-breasted coat is 52% wool with front flap pockets and a slit at the back. It’s the perfect pop of colour without being too aggressive, and is the perfect jacket for the upcoming holiday season!

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Something Navy
If Something Navy sounds familiar it’s because it should. Style blogger Arielle Charna recently launched her first independent brand and we’re obsessed over every piece, including this topper coat. It’s a navy (duh) houndstooth with a power shoulder to envy made with 44% wool. It’s currently on sale at Nordstrom though so I’d act fast before it’s gone.

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Oversized
What better way to stay warm this winter than wrapping yourself in an oversized wool coat? Well, what if we told you that this is real and doesn’t have to cost you a fortune!? Oak & Fort nailed it with their Coat 2612 thanks to its oversized fit, exaggerated lapels and side pockets to keep those hands toasty. It is the most expensive pick on our list, and a bit of an investment but at over 50% wool it’s well worth it.

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Short & Sweet
If you’re looking for the perfect jacket to wear to the office, for brunch, at the market and for family events this season then you’ve got you covered. This short cut wool-blend jacket has 40% wool with a concealed button closure and pockets. It also comes in two other colours so at that price we don’t blame you for getting more than one!

 

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Product Info:

  1. Karl Lagerfeld Paris Double-Breasted Wool-Blend Reefer Coat, $189.99 available at Hudson’s Bay
  2. Zara Menswear Coat, $129
  3. Something Navy Double Breasted Topper, $116 available at Nordstrom
  4. Oak & Fort Coat 2612, $248
  5. H&M Wool-blend Coat, $69.99

 

By: M.J. Elle, Toronto, ON, @TheMJElle

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Fashion Jobs: Your Essential Winter Shopping List

Monday, November 5th, 2018

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To say this season’s hottest trends are tempting is a serious understatement. The best part is, the key trends for the season have hit both fast fashion and high fashion retailers, so regardless of your budget you can get your hands on this season’s ‘it’ trends which include animal prints, combat boots, puffer coats, plaid and shearling. Scroll down to see our trend pics for this fall and winter and shop them for yourself.

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Shearling is having a major moment this year. We love this cute feminine teddy bear style from H&M because it’s very on trend and you don’t have to break the bank to purchase it.

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Puffer Coat
Once the cold weather inevitably arrives, a puffer coat will be your best friend. Whether you’re stalking the mean streets, or just battling the elements a puffer that’s equal parts fashionable and practical is a must-have.

Combat Boots

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Another trend we’re super excited to embrace this season is the combat boot trend. We adore this hip yet edgy monochrome number from Dr. Martens — they’re super comfortable, practical and far from ordinary.

Plaid Pants

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We’re definitely stocking up on chic, plaid pants this fall. We love the edgy nod to the 90s, and not to mention it’s refreshing to see something other than black pants during fall.

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Animal Print
This trend has finally made a strong comeback, and although in our opinion animal print is timeless, it’s great to see that designers have fully embraced this trend and now you can find animal print everything from tops and blazers to skirts and boots.

 

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Product Info
Short Pile Coat, $99, available at H&M
The Super Puff, $250, available at Aritzia
1460 Mono, $179.99, available at Dr. Martens
Straight Fit Plaid Pants, $49.90, available at Zara
Animal Print Skirt, $45.90, available at Zara

 

By Ainsley Smith, Toronto, @ainsleysmithy

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Fashion Jobs – 5 Ways To Get Your Career Back On Track

Tuesday, October 30th, 2018

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Life is full of highs and lows, and the same goes for your fashion career. You’ll have times where you feel you’re exactly where you want to be and have a sense of accomplishment. In other cases, you might be at a part in your career where you feel stuck or need more of a challenge to continue growing. Whether it’s looking for that next opportunity, or finding ways to grow with a company you love, having to refresh your career is nothing to be ashamed of. If you’re looking for that je ne sais quoi for your career check out our advice for getting back on the right career path!

 

1. Set Goals, Have A Plan

That one piece of advice everyone in your life has given you, from your dad to your financial advisor of having a plan is by no means a gimmick. Setting career goals and building an outline of some sort of plan -five years, 10 years or even three months, is extremely important to working towards your ideal of success. What’s the key to the master plan working? Knowing that you can never really plan out life, and the plan is more of a template.

 

2. Network Is Your Networth

Talking to your friends and family is always a great way to get advice. But sometimes looking to your professional network to discuss career planning might be more beneficial. Your colleagues and superiors can give you a perspective based on their first-hand experience of you on the job, and the industry you’re in. Whether it’s feedback on your strengths and opportunities or insights on potential opportunities, your professional network is a goldmine of potential.

 

3. Work With A Recruiter

If you’re looking to make a move from your current organization, you might want to try connecting with a recruiter. Once you get to a certain level in your career, the best companies and opportunities are usually filled by a recruitment firm or consultant. Not all recruiters and processes are the same, so we recommend finding someone who specializes in your industry and is dedicated to getting to know you, in order to find the right fit for you. Starting on our job board is great for finding your new career in fashion and retail!

4. Higher Education

Sometimes that promotion or new opportunity requires a bit more training or education and it’s never too late to head back to class! Some people choose to study a full degree or diploma program, while others might prefer taking a couple courses or getting a certification. There’s an endless supply of free online training that can easily be completed after work, and some companies even offer internal development courses. Whatever way you choose to go, know that education really is power!

 

5. Find A Mentor

One piece of advice any senior level manager or executive will give you, is to find a professional mentor. This is someone who has insight into your industry or company and that can provide you with advice, inspiration and knowledge to help you grow in your career. Look to people within your industry, organization or network who either you would like to learn more from or have enjoyed communicating with. Big organizations often have mentorship programs senior managers and executives participate in, so be sure to take advantage of that.

 

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By M.J. Elle, Toronto, @TheMJElle

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Fashion Jobs – Why Networking is Crucial for Your Career

Tuesday, October 30th, 2018

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We all know that a trick to killing it in your fashion career (or any career) is who you know, no matter what your career path is. To get to the top, you need to make sure that you’re talking to the right people and making yourself known. It doesn’t matter how qualified you may be, who you know could make or break your chances of landing that job you want or the promotion you’re after. This is why networking is crucial for the success of your career.

 

If you’re unsure of what networking is, it’s when people in your area of expertise from different companies meet up to talk business, new developments, and just to meet and talk to different people in the field. Think of it like Facebook or LinkedIn, you always want to grow your network.

 

Sometimes it can feel scary to put yourself out there, but just remember to always be yourself and sell who you are. Don’t forget that everyone you network with, was once in the same position you were in, not knowing many people and a bit timid to reach out.

 

Think of a networking event like a potential interview. You want to be informed, well dressed and talk up all your strengths and accomplishments. It’s also important to ask questions that are thought-provoking. Use all of the knowledge you have about your profession to make people want to know you more, potentially hire you or keep in touch.

 

If you’re unsure where to start, there are a tonne of networking opportunities throughout Canada. In Vancouver, there are companies like Vancity Business Babes, where you can network and hone in on your business knowledge. Throughout Canada, there are many different networking events that can be found through Eventbrite, Facebook and even LinkedIn.

 

These events could be panel talks followed by a mingling reception hour, restaurant meetups, or a workshop (Style Nine to Five puts on Fashion Career Workshops from time to time). It was through that workshop where I met Style Nine to Five founder Christie Lohr and from then she guided me and I now have an amazing job. Through networking, you can find out all the details of what your prospective career path can look like, or they can help you decide what your passions are. They are a great way to connect to a community and maybe even find someone who can be your mentor.

 

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By: Megan Renaud, Vancouver, @meganbrigette

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Fashion Jobs – How to Find Your Career Path

Thursday, October 25th, 2018

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When we were younger, we all had our own aspirations as to what we wanted to become. Maybe a doctor, a director, an astronaut, or even a princess; yes life was simple back then. As our childhood slowly transitioned into adulthood, we became increasingly unsure of what we wanted to do with our lives and what careers to pursue. How exactly are we supposed to go about discovering our callings in life? Not all of us are fortunate enough to know from the get go what we want to pursue. AND THAT’S OK! It’s part of the process. Part of the dream.

From age six, wearing blue eyeshadow, fruit basket earrings, wild outfits and spiking my bangs straight up (behind my mom’s back), I knew I had a love for creativity. It’s always been in me. What has always been with you? Over the years I discovered it was fashion. I had to start somewhere, so I began my fashion career as a part time sales associate. The position exposed me to various aspects of fashion retail and also allowed me to develop my leadership skills. Because I was always motivated to go above and beyond what was expected from me, I was eventually promoted to a store manager position. Throughout my retail experience, I realized that I really enjoyed the human aspect of the job: working with a team, impacting individuals, meeting new people, and always thinking of creative ways to better my store’s results. When I transitioned into a buying position, I dealt with a lot more paperwork and realized that I missed the same human aspect that I previously mentioned. This led me to realize that perhaps human resources within the fashion industry was a good path for me.

No clue what industry you want to be a part of, let alone the exact job?

I’m a firm believer that there is always something that we each naturally gravitate towards. For me, that was fashion, but it could be anything. Where our interests lie is definitely the first and best indication of what industry we should explore. Take a moment to consider what you’re naturally good at. For me, it was my leadership and take-charge attitude that aided me throughout my life, but for you, that could be writing, merchandising, fashion designing, helping others or artistic abilities. Take time to become an expert in what you do and seek out positions that capitalize on those assets.

Ok, but where do you go from there?

I can’t stress the importance of trying your hand out at different things enough. Only through doing different things can you discover what you truly like and don’t like. It’s easy to assume what a certain job may entail, but actually experiencing the job is an entirely different beast. For example, I thought that I would really enjoy the position of a buyer. However, once I actually tried my hand out at buying and saw what tasks needed to be performed, I realized that buying was not for me. Sometimes, it takes recognizing what you don’t enjoy to realize what you do!

 

Christie Lohr

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Fashion Jobs – Why a Mentor is Important for Your Career

Wednesday, October 24th, 2018

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We’ve all heard the sayings ‘lead by example’ and ‘knowledge is power’, which is why it can be so beneficial to your long-term career plans to have a mentor because if you have someone to look up to, you will be more likely to succeed in your goals. If you are unaware what a mentor is, it is someone who is, ideally, in your career field who can help you on your path to achieving your goals. This person is like your friend but is also someone who you look up to professionally. You could meet this person through networking events, you may already work with them, or it could be someone you’ve sought out via social media.

 

Mentors can help you find the clarity you need to focus on your goals. Having been where you currently are, your mentor will give you the inspiration to be the best you can be in your career.  Your mentor will also be someone you’ll be able to turn to when you have questions, – whether they are career related or not, this is the person you can turn to for anything. 

 

Not only will they be there for you, but they will also advocate for you. Networking is a powerful thing and if you can say the right thing to the right person, your mentor can help you on your way to your dreams. Your mentor will be your biggest supporter and your number one fan. 

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With a mentor, you’ll also always be learning new things, such as how to succeed in your career, the ins and outs of the business, which people you should know, and how to be the best person you can be.

 

When you finally find yourself in the spot you wanted for your life, your mentor will turn into more of a friend. They will always be there for knowledge, but you won’t necessarily need them for your career growth.  You can take everything you’ve learned and eventually be able to become a mentor yourself.

 

You can help mould the life of a young professional,  just like you had early on in your career. You can become someone’s advocate, someone’s professional friend, and someone’s confidant. 

 

Inspiration images:
Image courtesy of Vogue Paris
Image courtesy of Blog Lovin’

 

By: Megan Renaud, Vancouver, @meganbrigette

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