Of all the industries that you can work in, none are quite as appealing as fashion. Indeed, other than working as an actress or musician, it’s probably right at the top of the list of “dream jobs” for many people. Alas, part of the charm is that it’s so elusive. While people do, of course, work in the fashion industry, there are many more people hoping to work in it than there are positions available. However, it’s not impossible! In this blog, we’ll take a look at a few key tips that’ll put you on the right path.
Get an Internship
You may prefer to go straight into a paid position, but take it from us: it’s recommended that you do an internship, for various reasons. For starters, you’ll get an insight into a higher level of the industry than you would if you had an entry-level position. Those jobs are important, but it’s best to see what the world at the top of the chain is like too. You’ll also get to try your hand at many more tasks than you would as an employee of a business. So get writing, and see which companies will offer you one.
Look at Smaller Companies
You might be looking to work at one of the huge fashion houses, but then, so is everyone else. While many people focus on the big names, there are plenty of smaller companies that are also doing fantastic stuff — and they also receive many fewer applications than the big names. Additionally, you’ll have more responsibilities if you’re working in a team of just a few people. They can be great places to work, especially when you’re just first getting started.
Upgrade Your Education
While fashion is creative and fun and so on, it’s also important to remember that the industry is ultimately about business. As such, another route into the fashion industry is to look at careers that you’ll know they’ll need. You’ll be more valuable to a fashion company if you hold a Master of Business Administration degree from Norwich University. If you want to work in the fashion industry but not necessarily in one of the creative positions, then look at working at ‘behind the scenes.’ You’ll still get all the cool perks of working for a fashion company!
Don’t Wait For Opportunities
If you want to work in fashion, or indeed any popular industry, then you have to learn how to hustle. Opportunities are not going to come knocking at your door. It’s up to you to get out there and find them. And when you do find them, to take advantage of them. If you take a look at the backstory of some of fashion’s most famous names, you’ll find that none of them just fell into their line of work: they were bold and brave and made things happen. So it’s recommended to get talking with people at any opportunity; you never know where it might take you in your career.