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What Happens After a Conditional Job Offer?

Congratulations! You have received a conditional job offer and are probably feeling a mix of emotions – happiness and anxiety! Don’t fret, we will dive into what exactly happens after a candidate has received a conditional job offer from their new employer. Usually, a conditional job offer is given when specific employment-relevant checks need to […]

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Resumes: What to Take Off and What to Add - Style Nine to Five

Resumes: What to Take Off and What to Add

Hiring managers may receive hundreds of applications for an open role. It has also been rumoured that they may only spend as little as seven seconds looking at a resume. To ensure your application is at the top of any call-back pile, you’re going to want to make sure you trim any of the unnecessary […]

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4-Step Job Application Checklist - Style Nine to Five

4-Step Job Application Checklist

In the past few decades, the job application process has evolved in many ways. Gone are the days when job-seekers would search newspapers for jobs or visit business locations and storefronts to get the opportunity to share their resume with the hiring manager. Today, candidates are able to locate job postings online and can even […]

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10+ Years of Experience On Your Application - Style Nine to Five

10+ Years of Experience On Your Application

Having 10+ years of work experience is an asset to any job, yet it can be an obstacle to getting hired. If you paste all of your experience into one long resume, it can become overwhelming for a hiring manager. They likely won’t even look at it long enough to absorb any information about you. […]

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How to Create a Full Job Application Package - Style Nine to Five

3 Steps to Go From a Blank Page to a Full Application Package

Nothing is more intimidating than a blank page – especially when you’ve got to figure out how to pack your entire work experience into it. It’s hard to know what’s important to include, how to phrase all of it and, most importantly, how to get into the groove of writing when you’re starting with nothing. […]

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How to Address Career Gaps to Future Potential Employers - Style Nine to Five

How to Address Career Gaps to Future Potential Employers

Looking for a new job is an exciting and nerve-wracking journey. It usually starts with updating your resume and searching the job boards for new job opportunities that pique your interest and match your skillset. Seems like a simple process, but what if you have gaps in your employment history? Here are a few tips […]

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Recruiter’s Secret Tips to Make Their Clients the Top Candidates - Style Nine to Five

Recruiter’s Secret Tips to Make Their Clients the Top Candidates

This week we’re dishing out the inside secrets on how to position yourself to land the job of your dreams. These are the exclusive tips that recruiters, like Style Nine to Five’s Founder Christie Lohr, use to help their clients elevate their applications and land job interviews. Do you have a pen and paper ready? […]

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How to Talk About Yourself in a Job Interview - Style Nine to Five

How to Talk About Yourself in a Job Interview

You’ve studied up on the company culture, you know everything there is to know about the field, but then your interviewer asks a question that stumps you: “tell me about yourself”, maybe, or “what are your hobbies?” We’ve all been there before – it’s not a matter of not knowing yourself, but how should you […]

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What to Do When You’re Overqualified for a Job - Style Nine to Five

What to Do When You’re Overqualified for a Job

It sounds ridiculous – being overqualified for a job shouldn’t be a problem. But to many employers, it is one – they may think the job is temporary to you, or that you’ll expect extremely high pay. Before they toss your application, it’s up to you to prove them wrong – and it’s easier to […]

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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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