3 Ways to Improve Your Communications Skills - Style Nine to Five

3 Ways to Improve Your Communications Skills

Whether you’re in entry-level retail or the CEO of a fashion brand, communications skills are important to what you do. Think about it: every job you’ll ever be in includes a ton of communicating – sharing ideas with coworkers, speaking to clients and consumers, and having discussions with your higher-ups. As a result, you certainly […]

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How to Make a Career Out of Contract Work - Style Nine to Five

How to Make a Career Out of Contract Work

Do you feel like it’s time to switch things up in your career journey? Maybe it’s time to make the switch to doing contract work. This means you’ll make an entire career out of freelancing and short, fixed-contract jobs instead of being a permanent employee. Doing contract work full-time is great because you can create […]

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4 Ways to Shake off Career Self-Doubt - Style Nine to Five

4 Ways to Shake Off Career Self-Doubt (and Go For It!)

Your self-doubt is killing your career opportunities! You may not realize it, but self-doubt could very easily be sabotaging you at every turn. It’s easy to miss, but think about it: how many emails have you been too shy to send? How many times have you neglected job postings for your dream position because you […]

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3 Steps to Making Industry Connections - Style Nine to Five

3 Steps to Making Industry Connections

They say that getting a job in your dream industry is all about connections… but you don’t have any? It’s discouraging, but it doesn’t mean that you’re shut out of the industry forever. While nepotism is prevalent in plenty of industries, not every single person started off with built-in connections. It’s possible to work your […]

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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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Creating Your Professional Title - Style Nine to Five

Creating Your Professional Title

It’s time to get rid of the professional summary section in your resume. It’s outdated, pointless, and just looks like page filler. If a hiring manager is interested in you, they’ll learn all of your summarized information from your cover letter and interview, however, your professional summary could make it so they’re not interested to […]

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4 Ways to Gain Skills If You Don’t Have a Job - Style Nine to Five

4 Ways to Gain Skills If You Don’t Have a Job

You need a job to gain skills, but you need skills to gain a job – it’s nonsensical, frustrating and now, you’re wondering if you’ll ever get a job in your dream industry. Don’t worry about it – there are plenty of methods to gain the skills you need, some that you could even pursue […]

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5 Steps to Take When You Can’t Find a Job - Style Nine to Five

5 Steps to Take When You Can’t Find a Job

Struggling to find a job right now? We’ve all been there before. It might seem hopeless to do nothing but scour job boards and type up cover letters, day in and out, but we’ve prepared this list of other things you can do to break up the monotony of applying for jobs. If finding a […]

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What to Consider Before Diving into a Fashion Career - Style Nine to Five

What to Consider Before Diving into a Fashion Career

Glitzy garments, glossy magazines and lavish living aside, fashion is an excellent industry to base your career in with incredible occupational prospects. All things considered, however, there is more to the fashion profession than meets the eye. Before you make that leap into what you believe to be your dream job, it’s worth it to […]

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How to Write a LinkedIn Connection Request

It’s easy to send a LinkedIn connection request with no message, but that makes it just as easy for the person on the other end to decline that request. You’re not showing any interest in them or any reason for them to want to connect with you, and as a result, there’s a good chance […]

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