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What entry level jobs in the fashion industry do you recommend I seek out that will set me up on the best most successful career path?

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I really want to have a successful career in fashion. I'm not sure exactly what I want to do within the industry, so I'm hoping to get some advice or insight into what you believe to be entry level jobs within fashion/retail that would put me in the best place/career track to be successful within 5-10 years out of college. Thank you in advance!! :) #fashion #human-resources #retail

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Lindsey’s Answer

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Hello,


Steve offered up some great advice to this question. I would also recommend that you start in a fashion industry role where you can interact with the customer. An example of a role could be a sales employee at a local retailer.


Starting out in a role where you interact with the customer will give you a perspective of how the end user shops and how they appreciate fashion. With that understanding it provides you a solid foundation in the fashion industry to have the customer perspective as you grow into various fashion industry roles.


Good luck!


Lindsey

Thank you for your advice. I will definitely work in a store to get that first hand customer experience while in high school and college. Is there a specific job/dept within fashion that has the highest salary potential? Stacy M.
Hello, My recommendation for the highest paid entry level retail job would be to work in a commission based fashion retail role. Various fashion retailers offer commission based selling roles. Good luck! Lindsey Lindsey Daniels
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Steve’s Answer

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I am not an expert in the fashion world. But, I will tell you that to be successful, you must find what you like to do first. Try to get internships or a mentor. This way you can be exposed to many areas and perhaps find something you did not know existed.


Good luck!

Thank you! Stacy M.
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Gretchen’s Answer

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Consider getting a part time job with a company like Stitch Fix. This retail model will help you gain insight on customer service, styling and developing product knowledge. There are lots of companies out there like this that will let you work remotely and balances well with school schedules.

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Scott’s Answer

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Retail is such as big beast in regards of options! I spent 3 short years in Retail with Australian clothing company CottonOn and loved it. I worked at the head office but also spent a lot of time in stores. I worked my way up to be Australian Merchandise Manager which is basically a Supply Chain role which interacts with every department / role in Retail.


First decision is do you want to work in the store, head office or warehouse? 2nd decision is the role e.g. Buying, Visual Merchandiser, Warehouse, Store Manager, Supply Chain. Operations (HR/IT/Finance ect) 3rd decision is finding the right company. Good luck!

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