Christie is the founder of Style Nine to Five, a fashion career site, which feted its third-year anniversary this month. With core values including excellence, and an emphasis on work ethic, it's no wonder she is able to juggle each one of her professional passions. Christie also manages a fashion blog with a professional wardrobe component, is the fashion expert for CTV's morning news program, and is expanding the Nine to Five brand to include Beauty Nine to Five!
"To always help others and never stop reaching new goals"
ON FASHION AND BEAUTY
"Both industries are very visual and hands-on. They compliment each other, they can both make you feel beautiful."
A LITTLE ADVICE
"Don't expect to walk into your dream job right away. Work harder than the next. Be nice, intern, and get hands on experience in your ideal industry. Always thank your interviewer after an interview. Don't be afraid to ask for what you want, you'll be surprised at how many yes's you'll get. "
"There is always something new and exciting! [Professionally,] it's easy to start as a sales associate, to get your foot in the door. Once you work hard and have proven yourself, retail opportunities grow into dream positions like visual merchandising, management, marketing, buying - the list goes on!"
FAVORITE PART OF THE JOB
"Hearing job seekers find a great opportunity through Style Nine to Five, and employers telling me how excited they are about finding their new hire."
IN FIVE YEARS
"Style Nine to Five and Beauty Nine to Five are still doing amazing things, and more hard-to-find jobs are posted. I'd love to design my own small collection also! "
CAN'T LIVE WITHOUT
"My new Samsung Galaxy s4, Carmex lip balm, Vega shakes to start my day, salty green olives from Whole Foods, hikes and friends"