Your Career in fashion
If fashion is the field you want to work in, but you don’t know where to start, FashionUnited is there to help. To work in the fashion industry is a a dream many people share. But besides the glamorous and creative side, it is also hard work. Here are some tips how to find a job in fashion and how to succeed.
*Know what you want
It is good to dream big and be passionate about your career, but in order to reach your goal you should know what you want. To define your goal think about your strengths and which position you want to achieve. Talk to people already working in the industry, read articles, stay in the loop to find the fashion profession that suits you. There are various job offers in fashion - so it might be good to regularly check the job portals. To simplify your job search look for platforms that focus on careers in fashion. You will be able to find more vacancies that are relevant for your search.
* Make sure you are up-to-date
Make sure you always know what is happening within the fashion industry at all times. You need to be up-to-date with the latest fashion news around the globe. FashionUnited offers you the latest fashion news worldwide, for free! In this dynamic industry it is a good idea to subscribe to a newsletter to receive the information regularly and directly in your email account.
It is also a good idea to follow different fashion companies and bloggers on social media to get the latest information daily.
* Have the right background-knowledge
You should find the program that will provide you with a solid foundation to build your career on. Therefore, try to find the best school for you, the one that will meet your expectations and will be recognized by your future employer and colleagues. There are thousands of fashion schools in the world, with different programs, structures and tuition fees. FashionUnited has a database listing many schools from all around the world. Access various school profiles that feature the latest news, courses, programs and the upcoming events of each school. Check it out!
* Know how to sell yourself
Having attended an educational institution in fashion is really important but it is in no way a guarantee to find a job. Most companies require hands-on experience through internships or volunteering. On our career page you can also find various internships and junior positions to get first experiences in the fashion industry.
If you already have experience try to highlight it in your job application. Prepare yourself well and know your personal selling argument.