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Fashion Jobs – How to Leave Your Job When your Dreams Take you Elsewhere

Friday, October 12th, 2018

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Sometimes it happens. You’re working for a company that you love, in a role you enjoy and then you find yourself starting to think about finding something new and you consider looking elsewhere. There are many different reasons why this can happen. You may feel like perhaps you don’t necessarily actually like the company you work for as much as you might have thought, you’re not learning anything new, you’ve reached the top of the totem pole and there is no more room to grow. The reasons are endless, but whether or not you’re leaving on good terms or bad, you never want to burn your bridges.


Be professional
Whether you’re leaving out of anger or not, be cordial when you quit. Don’t say anything out of spite or something that can be used against you down the road. You may possibly want to use your current employer as a reference, so you will want to make sure your resignation process leaves no hard feelings.


Resignation letter
Ensure you are not just resigning verbally or via email, make sure you type out a professional resignation letter. This protects not only yourself but your employer as well. In your letter, you want to thank your employer for the experience but let them know you will be moving on. Let them know when your last day of work is. Typically, two weeks is given, but depending on your position, more notice may be required.


Work out your notice as if you weren’t leaving
Your work is a reflection of how your employer sees you as a person. If you are still working hard, and putting in the effort, it will show your employer that you still care even though you’re leaving. This is important because networking is key. Sometimes it’s all about who you know, and who they know. Even if you were a great employee for years, your notice period can leave a lasting impression.


Keep in touch
If you really valued the job you’re leaving, then stay in touch! Keep in contact with your old boss to stay up to date and ask them for advice. This person can become your mentor, and maybe even let you know when another career progression opportunity is available for you.


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By: Megan Renaud, Vancouver, @meganbrigette

Fashion Jobs – 5 Thanksgiving Dresses You Can Wear All Fall

Friday, October 5th, 2018

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Fall is finally in the air and we couldn’t be more thrilled about it! It also means it’s time to celebrate Thanksgiving and enjoy the long weekend with our friends and family. Thanksgiving presents the perfect opportunity to put away your bright summer clothes for some seasonal items. Whether you have a brunch, dinner or a more casual weekend planned, we’ve put together a list of Thanksgiving-approved dresses that you can wear all fall long.


Fall Florals
Whoever said florals are only for spring clearly hasn’t seen this season’s prints, which is why we can’t get enough of this feminine floral number. Pair with a cardigan or leather jacket on chillier days and ankle boots or over-the-knee boots.


Animal Print
If you haven’t treated your wardrobe to animal print in the past, now is your chance. Animal print has taken over the runways and now rules the fashion streets. From bomber jackets to designer purses, this fall-approved print is everything and more.


Seasonal Stripes
One dress style that doesn’t get enough credit is the asymmetrical hem. Enjoy your Thanksgiving festivities in a chic asymmetrical-style dress with crisp stripes. Pair with a pair of ankle boots for your Thanksgiving brunch and then with a pair of sneakers on more casual days.

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Lace Details
We’re swooning over this adorable lace dress from Club Monaco’s new fall collection. If the long sleeves weren’t incredible enough, the romantic hem is dreamy and definitely a must-have for fall.


Check Yourself
This dreamy check print will definitely turn some heads at whatever you get up to this long weekend and for all the right reasons. You can dress it up with a pair of tights and ankle boots or style it with a pair of chic cowboy boots and a cross-body bag for a more relaxed weekend style.


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Product Info
Wilfred Tila Dress, $178, available at Aritzia
Animal Print Dress, $79.90, available at Zara
Y.A.S Stripe Dress With Asymmetric Hem, $143.07, available at ASOS
Tamila Sweater Dress, $248, available at Club Monaco
La Vie Rebecca Taylor Long Sleeve Plaid Dress, $418.21, available at Shopbop


By Ainsley Smith, Toronto, @ainsleysmithy

Fashion Jobs – Florals for Fall

Thursday, October 4th, 2018

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When we think of fall, we mostly think of cool weather, changing leaves, cozy knits and of course, pumpkin spice lattes. Whatever your symbols of fall might be, we can bet that florals probably aren’t on your list. But florals don’t only have to be for spring and summer months, especially this season with the floral trend going steady. Feminine and light florals are taken to dark and bold places for fall and are proving to be just as seasonally appropriate. Check out our stylish florals for fall picks!

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The Dress
Floral dresses aren’t just for the spring and summer, and this chiffon dress from Aritzia is living proof. The length of this dress makes it not only versatile for the office, brunch or any upcoming fall events, but it’s also a great piece to wear as the weather changes. We love the vintage style of this dress thanks to its ruffled neckline and sleeves.

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The Bag
If you prefer to go more classic with your style but still like to play with trends, incorporating them into your accessories is a great way to do it. We love how edgy and bold yet feminine this bag is from Le Chateau thanks to the snake embossed material paired with the dark floral pattern. This bag is also super versatile thanks to its removable strap, so you can take it from a day at the office as a crossbody to after work drinks in the evening as a clutch!

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The Suit
For those who don’t mind to go all out with trends, you might want to take a look at this blazer and pants pairing from Zara! This has got to be the perfect floral for fall into the winter with its deep blues and bright gold. Wear each piece individually to the office, or wear them together to upcoming events, holiday parties or for a night out on the town!

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The Shoes
Because wearing a full floral suit isn’t always office appropriate, we found the perfect booties to help you satisfy your floral craving. Leave it to the king of chic Karl Lagerfeld to bring some classic Parisian chicness to the trend! This low cut ankle bootie is embroidered with white flowers and has a gold accent heel and isn’t too high making them great for all-day wear. These are the perfect booties for any outfit from casual jeans to dresses!

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The Blouse
Statement blouses are all the rage right now, being the must-have item from the likes of bloggers and fashionistas. They’re the perfect way to effortlessly dress up a pair of jeans or simple slacks without having to overthink anything. There isn’t one thing we don’t love about this blouse from its corset torso to the overall floral print. Pair this with your favourite mom jeans and white ankle booties for the perfect blogger à la brunch look!


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Product Info:

  1. Wilfrid Millie Dress, $178, available at Aritzia
  2. Le Château Snake Embossed Floral Print Crossbody Bag, $55
  3. Zara Floral Jacquard Blazer, $99.90 and Pants, $49.90
  4. Karl Lagerfeld Paris Harlow Embroidered Booties, $149.50, available at Hudson’s Bay
  5. Topshop Floral Print Corset Blouse, $95, available at Hudson’s Bay


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

Fashion Jobs – Styling Your Knitwear for Fall

Thursday, October 4th, 2018

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The season for sweaters is finally here! Knit sweaters are always a great go-to, whether you’re styling an outfit for a day out with your friends, going to work, or going out at night. However, not all knits work for all body types. Sometimes knits can look too chunky and overwhelm your outfit and your body. SNTF has picked out the best knits for everyone. 


Cable knit sweater
The cable knit sweater is a fall and winter staple, thanks to its comfortable, yet practical style This season, grab a cable knit sweater in the seasons hottest colours like burnt orange, mustard, or maroon. This is a great way to play up a classic in your wardrobe.


Cashmere sweater
Cashmere sweaters are the best way to feel like a million bucks and thankfully you don’t necessarily have to break the bank to get your hands on one. Not only are they super soft, but they are also super luxurious. Pair a dark tone, like black or ash grey, sweater with a knee length pencil skirt and heels, and you have the perfect fall office look.


Textured sweater
A textured sweater is a great way to add some fun to your outfit because a playful texture can bring any outfit to life. Not only do you have the comfort, but you also have the uniqueness of the texture. Throw one on with denim and fashion sneakers and you’ll have your go-to weekend look.


Cardigan sweater
This is the sweater that will be found in every woman’s closet. This versatile piece comes in an array of fabrics and colours and will complete any outfit. Style one with a dress to keep you warm, with trousers for the office, or jeans for a more casual look.


Sweater dress
Since it’s not socially acceptable to wear a blanket out in public, this is the next best option. It’s warm and cozy, yet totally fashionable. Some days you really don’t want to leave your bed but wearing a sweater dress will make it feel like you’re cozy at home. Style with your favourite pair of knee-high boots for all-day comfort and style.


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Product Info:
UO Lily Chenille Cable Knit Sweater, $72, available at Urban Outfitters
Halogen Cashmere Turtleneck Sweater, $135.06, available at Nordstrom
Textured Weave Sweater, $39, available at Zara
Irreplaceable Cardi, $166.40, available at Free People
Wilfred Montpellier Dress, $178, available at Aritzia


By: Megan Renaud, Vancouver, @meganbrigette

Fashion Jobs: 5 It Girl Approved Trends for Fall

Thursday, September 27th, 2018

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Now that fall is underway, there’s no better time to breathe some new life into your wardrobe by stocking up on some of the seasons hottest trends. From fierce prints to powerful shapes, here’s your guide to the hottest trends for the new season.


Animal Print
Animal print is having a major moment this season, with zebra and leopard prints dominating the catwalks of Victoria Beckham, Calvin Klein, Givenchy, Balenciaga and Tom Ford. To avoid print overkill, keep the rest of your outfit pared-down and team with flats or ankle boots.


Bold and Bright
Don’t think that your fall colour palette has to revolve around dark hues. From bright pinks and reds to bold blues, get ready to see major pops of vibrant hues this season.


Add a touch of masculinity to your wardrobe this season by welcoming the tweed trend. For fall, Marc Jacobs played styled oversized tweed coats with leather skirts, while Louis Vuitton’s runways were dominated by tweed skirts, making this a trend we just can’t wait to get our hands on.


Western-inspired pieces were a major staple on fall runways, so a pair of chic cowboy-style boots, bandanas or a prairie dress are perfect for every fall wardrobe.

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High Shine
High shine is also having a moment this season, and we’re welcoming it with open arms (and bank accounts). From patent to shimmer, high shine adds a hint of glamour to any look. Rock this trend by mixing shine items with very classic pieces like a khaki trench or neutral colours for a more fashion-forward look.

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By Ainsley Smith, Toronto, @ainsleysmithy

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Fashion Jobs – 7 Jackets You Need This Fall

Monday, September 24th, 2018

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It’s that time where it’s too cold to wear a t-shirt or cute blouse alone — jacket season has officially arrived. Layering all your favourite pieces is the best part of the season, and we have compiled a list to help. There are so many different options, it can be hard to decide which jackets to go with for the season. SNTF has picked the seven most stylish, work appropriate, jackets that you need to invest in this fall.


The Blazer
For days when it’s not too warm, but not too cool, a blazer is the perfect jacket to have hanging in your closet. The most upcoming trend is the menswear trend, so pair this jacket with some straight legged slacks and a bright button-down shirt. Now not only will you be ahead of the fashion curve, you will also have the perfect look for work.


The Leather Jacket
A leather jacket is a wardrobe staple that every woman needs to invest in. This jacket can add a cool edge to any outfit or it can be paired with a feminine dress for great contrast or ripped jeans, combat boots and a turtleneck sweater for a bit of a rocker look.


The Bomber Jacket
The ultimate throwback. This past year, bomber jackets have really made a comeback. There are so many different types of bomber jacket, picking just one is hard. Our favourites are the satin version, as it gives a feminine feel to the otherwise military style. This jacket is so versatile, it is great for going to work, to date night, to weekend relaxing.


The Teddy Jacket
When we were younger, we loved cuddling with our teddy bears. It was comforting and kept us warm. So, why wouldn’t you buy a jacket that felt as cozy as your teddy bear? This jacket is more casual than most but still makes a fashion-forward statement.

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Sherpa Lined Jackets
These can be found in leather, denim, puffers – but our favourites are corduroy. Found in all colours, the pastel ones are the best way to move into Fall, while still living for Summer. The corduroy is an ode to the 90’s and the sherpa will keep you warm. This jacket is the best way to be uber fashionable, yet cozy at the same time.


The Suede Moto
A fun twist on the classic leather motorcycle jacket. This softer version is great with floral dresses, or with a tight pencil skirt and blouse. Throw on a suede jacket for those crisp, dry fall days.


Plaid Wool Jacket
Nothing screams fall more than the classic red and black plaid. Retire your favourite flannel top and elevate your look with this statement coat. The wool twill of the coat will keep you as warm as your flannel would but looks clean and chic. Add a pair of dark denim jeans and Chelsea boots; you’re ready to be the envy of all your friends.


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Product Info:
Longline Glen Plaid Blazer, $130.13, available at Nordstrom
Faux Leather Biker Jacket, $115, available at Topshop
Floral Embroidered Bomber Jacket, $147.50, available at Michael Kors
Wilfred Free The Teddy Jacket, $198, available at Aritzia
Sherpa-Lined Icon Cord Jacket, $124.95, available at Gap
Morning Suede Moto Jacket, $257.52, available at Nordstrom
Wilfred Free Neelam Jacket, $250, available at Aritzia


By: Megan Renaud, Vancouver, @meganbrigette

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Fashion Jobs – 3 Ways to Land a Job After Your Summer Internship

Tuesday, September 18th, 2018

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The end of summer means saying goodbye to longer days, flip flops and for some, an internship. Whether you’re looking to complete hours required for your education, or you just wanted some extra exposure in your field of interest, summer internships provide great on the job experience ahead of joining the workforce full time. Internships can also help you decide if an industry is right for you, or if you’re better suited for something else before committing and dedicating time to build the start of your career.


Whether you’re headed back to class or are at the start of your journey in the workforce you might be wanting to land a position after your internship, especially if you just spent time at a dream job. When you’re just starting off and trying to find an entry-level position, you want to make sure you’re prepared and set up for success in order to stand out from your competition. Luckily, having a summer internship just wrap-up is a huge benefit that can be leveraged to land your first job. Here’s our recommendation on ways to better your odds of landing a job after your summer internship.

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1. Follow Up With Your Internship Employer

Assuming that you left your summer internship on good terms, we always recommend you keep in contact with your direct supervisor. Aside from this person being your manager, they also either directly or indirectly played the role of a mentor while providing you with your on the job experience. If you haven’t already done so, sending a follow-up email thanking them for their time, shared knowledge and the overall experience is a way you can leave a lasting impression with them. In this email, you can also share some of the learnings you gained and the skills you developed during your internship, and even inquire about any current or future opportunities that may become available. If you left a good impression with the company, had a great performance during your internship and were an overall good fit with the company culture, chances are they will have an opportunity for you, and if not maybe be able to recommend you for one.

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2. Update Your Resume & LinkedIn

If you haven’t already done so, you definitely want to update your resume and LinkedIn with your internship position. Paid or not, the experience and skills gained during an internship are just as important to prospective employers as any other job experience. Highlight any achievements or projects you played a role in and any industry-specific skills you might have learned during your summer internship. If you don’t have a LinkedIn profile yet, now is a great time to get one started. LinkedIn really is the future of the job market and a great way to get your name out to recruiters, companies and potential opportunities. If you’re not sure where to start, you can check out our previous blogs on LinkedIn for some guidance on using the social network. Our founder Christie Lohr can review your resume and LinkedIn! It’s a service we offer. Click here for more.

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3. Apply To Positions Relevant to Your Internship

Now that your resume and LinkedIn profile are ready to go, you can start to apply to jobs! Take your time to carefully go through job descriptions and learn about companies before applying so you know what you’re getting into. The best way to leverage your internship is to apply to positions relevant to what you did. Always visit Style Nine to Five for the latest in fashion and retail jobs and internships! As much as your internship experience has value within the job market, if you’re up against candidates with previous job experience it can be outweighed. Look at things like daily tasks, skills required and even the industry and try to relate your internship experience to the job description. But don’t overthink it too much, things don’t need to line up one for one because keep in mind entry-level positions are meant for newcomers to begin to build their careers.


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By M.J. Elle, Toronto, @TheMJElle

Fashion Jobs – 5 Perfect Boots for Fall

Friday, September 14th, 2018

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Fall is fast approaching which means it is time to swap those cute open-toed shoes for some trendy boots. Leaves are starting to fall and crisp afternoons will soon replace the warm, sunny days, which is why Style Nine to Five has compiled a list of our top boots for fall to ensure you start the new season with your most fashionable foot forward.


Chelsea Boots
Chelsea boots are taken right from the borough of Chelsea in London, England. These boots are great for transitioning from day to night, without looking over the top. What’s great about Chelsea Boots is they can be dressed down with jeans or dressed up with trousers for at the office, making them the most versatile style for fall.


Heeled Boots
If you’re going for a night on the town but it’s too cold or wet to wear stilettos, then over-the-knee heeled boots are the best option for you. Tall thigh-high heeled boots are great if you want a sexier look, but if you want to keep your look a little more demure, short heeled boots will look great with any type of outfit.

Cowboy Boots
Yes, you read that right, cowboy boots. They are 100% making a comeback, so don’t be the last to join this trend. You can find them as ankle boots, or tall like the original trend. Pair these with ripped jeans for a more laid-back look or style with a flowy dress to hang on to those summer feels a little longer.

Combat Boots
A classic if you want an edgier look. Cute in any colour from black to brown. Steve Madden and Dr. Martens are the staple brands here, they have succeeded in this style for years. These boots look great paired with a leather jacket and black skinny jeans, plus you’ll have everyone thinking you’ve just arrived via motorcycle, without the helmet hair.


Riding Boots
These boots aren’t just for riding anymore. They are the perfect cool fall day boot. Picture it – tall riding boots styled with a chunky cardigan, jeans and a blanket scarf. You’ll be warm and cozy all day, not to mention super stylish.


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Product Info:
Maci Chelsea Boots, $94, available at Urban Outfitters
Thiania Grey, $109.99, available at Spring
AllSaints Melanie suede western boot, $416.59, available at Spring
Troopa, $110, available at Steve Madden
Nievia Black riding boot, $180, available at Aldo


By: Megan Renaud, Vancouver, @meganbrigette

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Fashion Jobs – 5 Things you Should Have if you Want to Get Into the Fashion Industry

Tuesday, August 14th, 2018

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A lot of people dream about working in fashion but it doesn’t always seem realistic or they are blinded by misconceptions of the industry.  This work takes a great deal of discipline and hard work, and often people ask how do they get started. Whether you’ve been to fashion school or not, here are five things you should have if you want to get into the industry.


In today’s world, your website is your resume, especially when it comes to creative industries like fashion. Having your own website will also be an advantage when up against many other candidates, and a chance to showcase your best work before you get to the interview. Depending on which area of the industry you want to dive into, a blog would also be an asset. Areas like fashion journalism, styling, magazines, and branding would love to see you use your knowledge and ability in action. A blog/website will also help you network with others in the industry and can connect you to companies globally.  


Killer Portfolio
Whether you’ve spent your time in fashion school or you’re self-taught, having a portfolio that speaks for itself is crucial.  Having both an online portfolio and physical portfolio is important. The physical portfolio is great to take on job interviews to show how dedicated you are and gives you a professional image.  If you attended school most likely you had a portfolio development class which assisted you in the creation of your portfolio, but don’t stop there. Upon graduating always look for ways to improve your work and add projects that aren’t school related.  Companies want to see what you can offer them, so create mock projects for brands to show off your creativity and ability. If you’re someone who has not attended fashion school you can also do mock projects for brands, create an advertising campaign, branding, and do as many collaborative photoshoots as you can.  The biggest mistake people make is creating a portfolio then keeping it the same for years, you should be continuously working on improving your skills.


Social Media Presence
It seems as though our social media accounts are now part of your resume. It’s not just a care-free space to post whatever you want anymore because you may have potential employers checking out your feeds. However, you can use your platforms to your advantage by building a personal brand to showcase your work and style. You can tell a lot about someone based on their Instagram feed. Creating a personal brand for yourself and establishing what you can do, it might just land you your dream job.  Companies love to see someone who demonstrates a professional environment and takes pride in what they do.


Good Work Ethic
Working in fashion isn’t for those just seeking a life of glamour and fame, it’s for people who are dedicated, driven, and passionate about their work.  There are numerous misconceptions about the industry and people go into a job thinking it’ll be “easy” or just “a good time”, not realizing that working in fashion takes a lot of sacrifices….it’s not your typical 9 to 5 job.  Depending what area of the industry you choose to work in you should be ready to work 18 hours a day sometimes through the night and work weekends and holidays, so it’s mandatory to have a good work ethic and passion for the work.       


Positive Attitude
Maintaining a positive mindset will improve your work and keep you motivated.  If you’re stuck in a job you don’t like, don’t get discouraged or give up, think about how this job will help you overall get to your dream job and it will give you the right discipline you need to keep working in this industry.  If you love what you’re doing it should be easy to stay positive, but if you find yourself hating your job and being unhappy all the time then maybe it’s time to change it up.


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By: Kristin Rouse, Edmonton, @misskristinrouse

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Fashion Jobs – Etiquette, Interviews and Employment

Monday, July 23rd, 2018

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Saying there is a generational gap is no excuse when it comes to the employment process, for both the employer and the employee.  


From my experience, millennials tend to interview very well and are quite sophisticated when it comes to the interview process! However, once they get the job the expectations reveal themselves.


What I have found interesting is that these ‘expectations’ are necessities, tools for millennials to do their job well.  Technology is a great example. It is an expected tool for any employer (small to mid-size) to provide for their millennial or younger employee to do their job efficiently.  


Job seekers and potential employees need to be aware of their own online presence. After interviewing a candidate, I did a basic google research on them and within minutes I found their social media channels. This person’s ‘social media presence’ gave me an impression they may not have wanted me to have and it was NOT a good one. Their online social media presence ultimately affected their chances of getting the job. Posting to social media is a way of life, however, consider the content you are posting not only  when applying for jobs but always, as everything you post can be found. 


Lack Of Experience Or Too much?

Most jobs require some experience, 2-4 years is the usual.  This is why internships and practicums are very important when building a resume and experience.  They could also lead to jobs in the company you are working for.  A key mistake many employees make is leaving a job too soon, make sure to put in your time in especially if you like the job.  If you can stay for 2 years do it.  If I get a resume of a candidate that is excellent then look at their longevity at a company being less than a year for all of them, I don’t bother interviewing. Jumping around won’t be beneficial in the long run.


Having said that, if you are going to spend over 10 years at a company make sure you are super happy. I had a friend who left a job they were at after 20 years.  They were only 40 so a millennial and could not find another job. Tail between their legs, they went back to their old employer and they were taken back, with a lower salary and position.


If you have 5 years experience and the job you are applying for requires less, have a good reason as to why you would like the job.  Why you would be right for the job. The story must be true and authentic because for an employer to believe you won’t be bored, or overqualified, they need to understand your reason for wanting a position. 



Make sure your resume is up to date!  Sounds nuts but I interviewed a great candidate for in-house sales and when I called the number on her resume the number didn’t work. I emailed her, she didn’t get it.  I tried again because I, in fact, didn’t have too many alternatives for the hire, she finally responded.  This is not the best way to start a gig.  Make sure your contact number, your email is correct and when applying for jobs make sure you are checking all your channels so that you respond quickly to a potential employers outreach.


Send a thank you email after your interview.  It makes a difference.


And on that note, thank you!


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By: Liza Deyrmenjian, owner of The Cutting Room

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