Tips To Start Your Fashion Career

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Some people just love being stylish whilst others dream of working in the fashion industry. And if you’re part of the latter group, you may be wondering how exactly to get started. While there’s no instruction manual to help you break into the fashion industry, there are a few tips and tricks you can do help boost your chances. No matter if you’re still young and just preparing for the future, or if you’re looking to make a career change right away, these tips below will help you get started in fashion.

Determine your focus
Saying you want a job in fashion is as vague as saying you like the colour beige. There are many different jobs related to the fashion industry, so you should have a basic understanding of what you want to do. For instance, if you want to be a designer, you’ll need to take the steps needed to reach this goal, such as attending fashion camp. However, if you want to write about fashion, then you’ll need to familiarise yourself with the fashion industry whilst also fine-tuning your grammar and spelling skills.



Stay current
Fashion is always changing, so you need to stay abreast of the latest fashion trends and the industry as a whole. This means you’ll need to read fashion blogs, pay attention to fashion news, and keep an eye on what the top designers are creating. By staying in the know, you can use this information to break into the fashion industry by proving that you know what you’re talking about. If you have no idea what is popular today, then you’ll have a hard time finding a fashion company to take you seriously.

Intern
Taking a fashion internship can help you launch into a fashion career. Internships may not be the most attractive jobs, but it will help you get close to all those people who could help your career take flight. Internships aren’t generally paid but often can lead to full-time paid positions, and if you're fortunate as I was, some internships are actually paid to begin with! Even if they don’t, it still gives you something fashion-related to include on your CV.

Let your personality shine
Most job openings will ask you for a cover letter, and this is your place to shine. If you have the opportunity to create a cover letter for a job you want, do so, and don’t just write what you think the employer wants to hear. Instead, use this opportunity to show just how great you are for this position, whether by showing your skill or letting your personality shine through. Just be sure to keep this covering letter under a page, but feel free to direct them to social media channels or websites that let them know more about who you are and how you operate.

Network, network, network
Networking opportunities are one of the best ways to get into the fashion industry, so be sure to keep an eye out for networking events that could help launch your career. Sometimes you can find these events online, or just reach out to design schools, and fashion companies to see if you can get a list of potential events.

Landing the job is entirely up to you, and these tips can help you have a better chance of getting your dream job in fashion.

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