It is tough being a final year degree student who would love to work in the Fashion Industry.. There are so many things to think about..'What job can I do? What skills do I need to do that job? Where do I look for that job? How can I make people read my CV...???'
In a coffee shop in Stanmore, North London, on Monday I answered all these questions and more for a student in the final year of her degree who isn't sure whether to get a job in Fashion PR or stay on and do an MA before she begins her job search.
She has been productive and has gained many internships working in fashion during her studies but had no idea how to sell herself and use this experience to her advantage. Her industry experience will be key in gaining that first paid job but her CV was not selling her in the right way and did not focus in on her skills and what she had to offer a future employer. I helped her re-design the whole thing to give her a focus and make her look VERY employable!
We then discussed the hundreds of different fashion networking sites that are now available. I gave her top tips to get the best of out them and provided her with a list of the best ones that WILL help her succeed with her job search.
Next, came the recruitment agencies! To save her valuable time and effort, the Fashion Careers Clinic provides a list of all the fashion focused agencies and I gave her this with lots of advice to get the most out of them...
Finally, we discussed her options regarding studying for an MA in Fashion and although she has not yet decided which way to go, she is much better equipped to make that decision and has a super sharp CV and great networking tools too.
A careers one to one from the Fashion Careers Clinic can be booked by anyone who wants to work in the fashion industry, or, who already does!
If you need advice to enter the industry, to help you with your job search or make a change to your existing job in the industry, we can help! We have experience across the industry from design to marketing at all levels so can help you whatever you need.
The cost to students and recent Grads is just £40 for a one hour consultation which also includes a personal action plan and three months of follow up support by email or phone.
To book an appointment, email us:
If you're looking to get into fashion/accessories/textile design or styling: Steph@fashioncareersclinic.com
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This post was written by Jo Eaton
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