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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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6 of the Coolest Jobs in the Fashion Industry You Need to Know About

Tuesday, June 4th, 2019

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Working in the fashion industry doesn’t have to just be something you just dream of doing. There are hundreds of unique jobs in fashion that combine different areas of expertise. New fashion jobs are being created all the time to accommodate trends and advances in the tech world, including social media marketing and e-commerce. Traditional roles like designing and buying now include new responsibilities and standards to keep up with the growing industry. To help you narrow down what best suits you, we picked 6 of the coolest jobs in the fashion industry that you might not (but need to) know about. 

 

1. Influencer Agency Talent Manager

Influencers engage and connect with their audiences, allowing for a trusting bond and relationship to flourish. This is where the fashion industry comes into play- influencers “influence” certain trends and attitudes upon their followers. Influencer agencies work to manage advertising campaigns and brand partnerships with popular social media personalities. These days, many fashion brands and businesses survive off of digital marketing techniques such as influencer marketing. Fashion bloggers, Instagram models and popular Youtubers with large followings are all key players for successful fashion marketing. Someone that works for an influencer agency might have daily tasks such as scouting talent, finding brand deals for clients and organizing events and schedules for influencers!

 

2. Fashion Sustainability Expert

Green is the new black! The fashion industry is beginning to adopt more and more efforts surrounding environmental sustainability and awareness. Brands are putting more of a focus on their dedication to green fashion by selling ethically made clothing, recycling textiles or creating clothing rental systems. As the sustainability movement continues to take off, experts in the field are becoming necessary to make the fashion industry more ethical and environmentally friendly. Large corporations, like Lululemon, hire a team of green fashion consultants to research for product innovation, scope out ethical suppliers and curate marketing tactics surrounded around sustainability! 

 

3. Customer Service at a Fashion Head Office

Head office positions are a great way to get your foot in the door of the fashion industry, and they are popping up everywhere in the fashion job market. Many of the jobs are entry level and will allow you to work behind the scenes with a brand or company that you love, rather than on the floor of a store or in a showroom. Tasks like order fulfilment, chatting with customers and administrative work all take place in a head office setting and they are an awesome way to gain some experience. This role really gives employees the opportunity to grow within the company and work alongside other people in the industry with different experiences and skillsets. Head office jobs also have the added bonus of being Monday-Friday jobs with regular hours, so you can say goodbye to late night clothing steaming or spending your weekends in a store!

 

4. Tech Savvy? Mobile App Developer

Mobile fashion app developers are tech-savvy and trendy, and they are becoming a hot commodity as shopping moves digital. There’s nothing better than fashion at your fingertips! Mobile apps like Polyvore, Depop and Mallzee allow buyers to shop for anything, anywhere, anytime. Big name brands like Forever 21 and Revolve depend on developers to craft a simple and high quality mobile app that represents their brand and promotes e-commerce sales. A day in the life includes tasks such as developing software and programs, adapting out-dated websites for apps and meeting with clients, to name a few. 

 

5. Brand Ambassador

Brand ambassadors are the face of a company; they are hired to exemplify the values, attitudes, goals and overall vibe of a brand. This is a great job for someone who is passionate about a fashion brand or company but does not necessarily want to work in an office setting. Attending events, writing blog or social media posts about product and educating the public about the brand are all duties for ambassadors. As a fashion brand ambassador, you are expected to drive sales by maintaining customer relationships and getting people excited about the company through face-to-face and online interactions. This role would be great for someone who has strong personal relationships and networks within the fashion industry. Ambassadors usually make commission, which can be an awesome way to earn money if you are enthusiastic and passionate about the brand! 

 

6. Trend Forecaster

Do you find yourself wearing an outfit weeks before Kendall Jenner debuts something just like it, or predicting summer’s trendiest nail colour during December? Then you might be an excellent trend forecaster! This has to be one of the coolest jobs in the industry; trend forecasters must be constantly in the know of the latest trends not only fashion, but also art and lifestyle, both locally and globally. The job often includes a lot of travelling around the world to see trends in other cultures or attending special events. However, trend forecasting isn’t all jet setting and small talk. Trend forecasters spend most of their time gathering analytics from past consumer behaviours to craft their predictions, which are technical, formulated and well thought out.  Why is this job unique? It focuses heavily on individuality, creativity and concept, which can often get lost in the business focused fashion industry we know and love.

 

Just like trends and styles, careers within the fashion industry are constantly evolving. Whether you are tech obsessed, have an eye for design, or just love fashion, there is a career in this field for you. Picking just one is the hard part! Follow what you love and what drives your creativity, the rest will come naturally. 

 

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By: Clare Mathiesen, @claremathiesen

 

6 Fashion Jobs Currently Available in Toronto

Thursday, February 28th, 2019

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

 

PYA IMPORTER
Role: Showroom Intern – Women’s Division
Job Type: Internship
Job Description: The showroom intern will be responsible for supporting and assisting sales management in a variety of organizational tasks including showroom preparation and maintenance, sales support and customer service, client hospitality.

 

Foxy Originals
Role: Graphic Designer Internship
Job Type: Internship
Job Description: Foxy Originals is a fast-paced, dynamic jewelry company based in Toronto. If you are interested in contributing to the creative output of Foxy Originals, expanding your packaging and graphic design skills in new contexts and being exposed to the workings of a fashion business, this internship is for you.

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Due West Fashion Collective
Role: Administrative and eCommerce Support Specialist
Job Type: Full-Time
Job Description: The AESS is a key member of the Due West team who is the go-to expert in matters pertaining to operational administration and buying processes and plays a vital role in supporting website and eCommerce processes.

 

Due West Fashion Collective
Role: Website & eCommerce Manager
Job Type: Full-Time
Job Description: The Website & eCommerce Manager is a key member of Due West’s team who will help the company achieve continued growth of its successful online business. The Manager is the go-to person for all things web-related.

 

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Role: 
Fashion Recruiter
Job Type: Full-Time
Job Description: Style Nine to Five is looking for someone with two years of experience in recruiting for this industry and a proven track record of delivering results. You bring expertise in sourcing, networking, candidate research and cold calling. You’re amazing at communication and customer service: you share ideas and collaborate.

 

MacIntyre Communications
Role: 
PR/Marketing Intern
Job Type: Internship
Job Description: MacIntyre Communications is looking for a hard-working individual who shows initiative, creativity and can work independently or on a team. MacIntyre Communications is looking for an individual who has the desire to experience all aspects of Public Relations and is eager, flexible and can work in a fast-paced environment.

 


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6 Fashion Jobs Currently Available in Toronto

Tuesday, February 5th, 2019

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

 

Body Blue
Role: Sales Associate
Job Type: Full-time
Job Description: Body Blue is currently seeking outgoing and experienced sales associates to join its team. Potential candidates must exhibit strong communication skills, a positive attitude and must be available to work retail hours. Selling skills and a flair for fashion will be considered an asset. Advancement opportunities.

 

Lea-Ann Belter Bridal Limited
Role: Production Manager
Job Type: Full-time
Job Description: Lee-Ann Belter is hiring for the position of Production Manager. This is a full-time permanent position located at its retail store in Toronto.

 

LACEDSILK
Role: Fashion design intern
Job Type: Intern
Job Description: Canadian womenswear label LACEDSILK is looking for a Fashion Design Assistant Intern. If you’re looking for experience in the industry, you’re a hard worker, and of course passionate about fashion design- this is definitely the internship for you.

 

Garrison Bespoke
Role: Sales Account Coordinator
Job Type: Part-Time
Job Description: The Garrison Sales Coordinator supports store leadership and sales teams by connecting with inbound sales leads, introducing them to our store and services, assisting stylists with sales consultations and order processing, as well as contributing to daily tasks to maintain the showrooms and provide gold standard customer service.

 

MizDragonfly
Role: eCommerce Coordinator
Job Type: Intern
Job Description: MizDragonfly is looking for a stellar individual, preferably with Shopify experience, to join its team as an eCommerce Coordinator.

 

The Narwhal
Role: Sales Associate
Job Type: Part-Time
Job Description: The Narwhal is looking for a hard-working, reliable, professional and just all around awesome individual to join its team. The candidate must be well versed in high-end and contemporary fashion with a strong knowledge of current and upcoming fashion trends, must have previous fashion retail experience and proven retail sales ability to name a few qualifications. .

 

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Fashion Jobs – New Employee Satisfaction

Thursday, November 29th, 2018

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As the owner, manager or hiring manager, you’re the front line and first contact for your company. You’re a spokesperson and in a way, a bit of PR. You’re selling the role and company culture to potential candidates, and because you want to fill the position, you need to convincingly pitch the job and company. I know because I used to be a recruiter for a top Canadian retailer and now for myself (Style Nine to Five) and I passionately loved my employer. It’s important that when new employees begin their new job, the environment and role you sold them on match their expectations.

 

As a recruiter, I arranged to meet with candidates at a trendy café and explained to them how pleased they would be with the particular role – after all, I sat there with a big smile on my face, gushing with pride about my great experiences and just how wonderful the company I worked for was. Many times, unfortunately, when these employees started, their store management failed to deliver my vision. Ultimately, the employees didn’t last and they were unhappy.

 

Accepting a new job offer is a big commitment and career move for the candidate. More often than not, they’ve left a current position they enjoy for the one you’re selling. During the training process they may start to lose hope. Does management appear too busy to find the time to train? Are the new employees feeling left out and isolated from other existing members of staff? Is the role and its responsibilities not as expected from the interview process? Are they receiving adequate training? New employees may start looking for other jobs immediately otherwise. Even if they do decide to stick it out, that once eager, excited employee is a little less motivated now.

 

How do we improve this? It’s up to store management to make the best impression to new employees, maintain that standard and keep their dreams alive.

 

It is definitely a conversation worth having with your team.

 

Christie Lohr

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Fashion Jobs – 7 Must Have Accessories for Summer

Tuesday, July 10th, 2018

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Summer is the perfect time to play with all kinds of fun accessories since there are just so many types of occasions to dress for! Is there a wedding coming up? A beach day? A picnic in the park? The types of accessories you choose for each one of these events will be completely different, so you’re free to experiment with styles throughout the season. Since accessories are generally pretty inexpensive, you can also pack a solid bang for your buck with several options to spice up your summer wardrobe. Read on to see the seven accessories I’ve picked that are sure to be on all of this season’s must-have accessory lists.

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Retro Sunnies
This pair of cat-eye sunglasses from Mango would be the perfect complement to any beach attire. The pop of red makes them unique from the many neutral shades on the market right now and adds just the right amount of colour to any summer outfit.

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Espadrilles
Think of espadrilles as your summer alternative to sneakers! Either in a wedge heel or a flat, these warm-weather shoes are super comfortable for walking around and keeping you looking stylish.

3Statement Earrings
With this trend, you can really find a pair out there as wild as your imagination will take you. With beads, fringe, feathers or metals, a dramatic pair of attention-grabbing earrings makes a bold statement this summer.

4

Chic Sun Hat
A fashionable accessory that also protects your skin from the sun is a double win for me. The bigger the brim the better, as some of this season’s latest versions are supersized for ultimate style.

 

5

Woven Bag
Take a page out of classic French Girl style and choose a simple woven bag for all your beach essentials. You can also opt to keep your valuables safe inside a smaller pouch and use it as an alternative to your day to day handbag.

6

Logo Slides
Plastic slides are no longer just dedicated to beachside and poolside fashion. They add a relaxed, cool-girl vibe to any outfit this summer, and are just about as comfortable as you can get without leaving the house in slippers.

7

A multipurpose Scarf
Tie one on your purse, in your hair or around your wrist – the options are endless! A silk scarf in a bright print can liven up even a simple look and make it look effortlessly pulled together.

 

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Product Info
Cat-eye sunglasses, $39.99, available at Mango
Soludos Ibiza Embroidered Espadrille Slides, $78.00, available at Anthropologie
Ambrosia Drop Earrings, $44.00, available at Baublebar
Le chapeau Bomba, $431, available at Jacquemus
Bailuoni Net String Shopping Bag, $8.99, available at Amazon
Fendi Logo Pool Slides, $850, available at Saks Fifth Avenue
Be Mine Printed Silk Bandana, $36, available at Free People

 

By Kate Mendonca, Toronto, ON.

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Fashion Jobs – From Desk to Dazzling: The Do’s and Don’t’s of Office Party Dressing

Wednesday, December 9th, 2015

Style Nine to Five - Fashion Jobs2b77e8e6c23d5fc97452a64b435e0f67It’s that time of year again- the office holiday party! Some love it, some may hate it but nevertheless it’s a great chance to showcase your personal style, especially if you work in an office that usually has a very drab dress code. However, there are some things you need to consider before showing up to the party, to ensure you look your best and keep the respect of your coworkers (and your boss!).

Consider the venue of your holiday party. If it’s at a casual restaurant, there’s no need to go over the top with your outfit. On the other hand, if it’s a large formal evening affair, make sure you put effort into how you look!

Stay modest! You may want to wear something more revealing than the frumpy suit you wear every other regular day, but it’s not worth risking your reputation at work or losing respect. You can still look glamourous without baring it all.

Remain true to your personal style. Don’t bother wearing something you feel doesn’t suit you or you’re not comfortable in because it will only prevent you from having fun at the party. Don’t try to be something you’re not just because you want to impress others, you probably already impress them enough in the workplace!

Be festive! No, this doesn’t mean you have to wear head to toe red and green, but it’s always fun to add a bit of holiday spirit to an outfit for a party. It can be as simple as wearing something with sparkle or sporting a red lip.

Most of all, enjoy yourself! The whole point of an office party is for people to relax, mingle and have fun, it’s not a wardrobe competition. As long as you pick something appropriate and you feel good in, it’ll be a party to remember.

Here are some great options for holiday office party wear:

 




1. Closet Skater Dress, $117, available at ASOS

2. Zara Silver Pleated Skirt, $49

3. Deletta Garden Guise Top, US $88, available at Anthropologie

4. Banana Republic Metallic Blazer, $198

5. Express Black and White Striped Pants, $79

6. Chelsea28 Metallic Surplice Blouse, $95, available at Nordstrom

 

By Sarah Brooks, Toronto

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