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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5 Tips to Get the Most Out of Your Internship - Style Nine to Five

5 Tips to Get the Most Out of Your Internship

Starting out on your career path can be difficult if you don’t have a lot of work experience in your chosen field. Internships are an excellent way to gain hands-on experience, develop your skills and make connections. Although they’re usually offered as contracts with a set end date, if you bring your A-game, internships can […]

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How to Stand Out When Applying for a Job - Style Nine to Five

How to Stand Out When Applying for a Job

If you’ve ever applied to a job through LinkedIn, you’ll know that some jobs you apply for – hundreds of people have as well. Of course, not all companies have this many people applying, but it gives you a sense of just how many people you might be up against. Going into the application process […]

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Building Your Personal Portfolio - Style Nine to Five

Building Your Personal Portfolio

If you haven’t started a collection of your work – this is the year to start! Portfolios, whether through browser-based or shareable pdf, offer more real estate than your resume by being able to show proof of your work, projects and capabilities.  While portfolios are predominantly required for jobs in the art, design, publishing and […]

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How to Start a Career in Fashion with Limited Experience

How to Start a Career in Fashion with Limited Experience

A career in fashion can be an exciting journey with so many avenues to choose from. You’ve got the passion for the industry but where do you get your start? Someone with a sincere interest in the industry can start anywhere because experience is experience! Below are Style Nine to Five Founder, Christie Lohr’s, inside […]

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Stepping Stones to Your Dream Job - Style Nine to Five

Stepping Stones to Your Dream Job

Small opportunities are stepping stones to your dream job. Think of your career as a road trip – the one with bumps along the way, heavy traffic, detours, missed signs and directions, and maybe even the one where you end up in a totally different place than intended. Sometimes it can be easy to think […]

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How to Make Your LinkedIn Profile Stand Out to Recruiters - Style Nine to Five

5 Ways to Make Your LinkedIn Profile Stand Out to Recruiters

LinkedIn is a phenomenal networking tool and it’s a direct way to reach industry professionals when you’re in the market for a new job. A strong LinkedIn profile allows recruiters to gain insight, not only on your work experience, but your skills and personality. We’ve outlined five key ways to ensure your profile is expertly […]

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3 Ways to Build Connections in the Digital Era

3 Ways to Build Connections in the Digital Era

Being told to build connections for your career might remind you of everyone telling you, “it’s who you know”, a saying that many roll their eyes at. They’re not wrong, but there’s more to it than simply, “knowing people.” Instead, think of your professional relationships as something more meaningful than simply getting your next job. […]

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What Hiring Managers Really Want in a Job Application - Style Nine to Five

What Hiring Managers Really Want in a Job Application

When you finally click “send” on your job application, the last thing you want is for it to go straight to the bottom of the pile – or worse, to the trash. When hiring managers get applications that are too long, too generic, or too bland, chances are those candidates won’t make it to the […]

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How Stay-At-Home Parents Can Keep Their Career Tools Sharp

Being a stay-at-home parent gives you a special chance to bond with your children and devote your focus to your family – but it also takes you out of the work force. Maybe you’re on maternity or paternity leave, or a longer stretch until your kids are in school. If you’re planning on going back […]

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