Posts Tagged ‘fashion industry’

Fashion Career Advice with Christie Lohr

Saturday, June 30th, 2018

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Listen to Christie Lohr’s fashion career journey in this podcast she did with Glam Observer. She gives resume and cover letter tips, how to break into the fashion industry, what fashion employers look for in a job candidate, should you go to fashion school or is getting the fashion experience enough? Listen HERE.

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Fashion Jobs – 5 Ways to Dip Your Feet into the Fashion Industry

Monday, March 21st, 2016

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Volunteering

The easiest way to get experience in the fashion industry is to volunteer. According to mirodoor.com, volunteering is the easiest way to bulk up your resume and gain valuable experience. Try everything from volunteering at fashion shows to helping a designer run their table at a trade show. Not only will you gain firsthand experience of the inner workings of the fashion industry but you’ll create connections with other people in the industry.

Interning

Being a fashion intern isn’t just like the movies – you aren’t just running around fetching cappuccinos for your boss. In reality, interning is a great way to dip your feet into the fashion industry and gain knowledge and experience while doing so. It is also a great way to try out different sectors of the industry and see what you love and don’t love. The connections you make while interning may be helpful later on when applying for different jobs, or your internship may turn into a full-time paid position.

Take classes/enroll in a fashion program

Not only will having a college/university diploma or degree help you obtain future jobs, but attending fashion related classes will strengthen your knowledge in multiple sectors of the fashion industry. From graphic design classes that will teach you how to use industry essentials like Photoshop and Illustrator, to business classes such as marketing and communication, an education will help you tremendously when trying to dip your feet into the fashion industry. Another advantage of enrolling is that many employers, designers, and company’s reach out and post job and intern opportunities through many universities and colleges.

Networking

Gaining valuable connections through your time volunteering and interning is a large advantage when looking for jobs later on. Look for networking events in your city and make use of them.

Social Media + Blogging

Social media is the greatest platform in today’s society for communicating and sharing. Creating your own fashion blog, Instagram where you share your outfits, etc. could help when dipping your feet into the industry. If you are going to use your social media accounts as a way to network and gain followers in the industry – make sure you pay attention to what you post. Potential clients and employers don’t want to see you partying last Friday night; they want to see how your social media reflects you as a person and your style.

By Nicole Tinker

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Fashion Jobs – Breaking in to the Fashion Industry: How to Stand Out

Thursday, September 11th, 2014

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The fashion industry is one of the toughest industries to break in to. Everyone thinks they have what it takes to find a career in fashion, but how do you find a way to prove to employers that you are the only one for the job? What’s the best way to stand out in a sea of resumes and have an employer say “yes” to you?

 

Tip 1: Intern or volunteer

Not only does interning and volunteering give you the opportunity to build experience, but it also gives you the chance to network and meet people within the industry. The key to having one of these opportunities benefit your career is to consistently work hard and treat the role as though it were a paying job. Internships can often lead to full time jobs or at the very least recommendations if you demonstrate your value to your supervisor and build the reputation of a hard worker.

 

Tip 2: Take classes

There are many options when it comes to taking classes. Options like night, weekend, and online classes now give people the flexibility to achieve a designation and further their career while juggling other responsibilities. By taking classes in design, marketing, or whatever you wish to learn, you demonstrate to employers a certain level of skill which can benefit you in the area of fashion you are pursuing.

 

Tip 3: Create your own job

Don’t wait for an employer to say yes to you, start doing what you love on your own. Whether you enjoy styling, designing, blogging, or what have you, start doing it! By actively working on what you love, you can start to build a portfolio and share your work online – you never know who might see it and be interested in your work!

 

Tip 4: Embrace your inexperience

Everyone has to start somewhere. When you are applying for an entry level position, the hiring manager already knows that you do not have a wealth of experience. Instead of worrying about your lack of work experience, focus on the positives – leverage your motivation to learn and draw on personal and educational experiences to demonstrate the skills your employer is looking for.

 

Tip 5: Be different

Reach out to hiring managers directly and personalize you resume and cover letter to express your interest in their company. Avoid generic lines like, I love fashion or I have a passion for design. Chances are the hiring manager has received 100 e-mails that read the same. To stand out, make it personal. Connect with the company and demonstrate that you have done your homework by offering up ideas on how you can add value based on your research of the company. Finally, get creative with your resume. Based on the job you wish to pursue, you can demonstrate your technical and design skills with visual or interactive web resumes – it will definitely make you stand out amongst the slew of traditional resumes.

 

By: Nikita Due

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