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What other strengths or experiences might I need for a career in a fashion industry?

Hi my name is Jennifer, I am a Glen Rose HS students, I am 17 years old and a junior.
My strengths are being a good communicator, organizing and cleaning. I am interested in the fashion industry. In my spare time I like to organize. What other strengths or experiences might I need for a career in a fashion industry? #fashion-design #fashion #career #design


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Mauricio’s Answer

Hey Jennifer,

Truthfully in the fashion field it stems on who you know. My best advice is to find someone already in the field whether it be a shop owner who is involved within the industry and simply as to be an intern for them. Also, make sure you are researching events that maybe happening in your area, whether it be a fashion show or networking event. This will be key in growing the number of individuals you will know in different fields as you begin your journey of life because you may not know who they know. Use LinkedIn and do a ton of extra volunteer work to build your resume and always remember to work hard! Wish you nothing but the best and hope this was some helpful advice.

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Addison’s Answer

Hey, Jennifer! The fashion and beauty industries are notoriously hard to break into. This said, something that was instrumental for me in getting into the beauty industry was a positive attitude and a willingness to work hard. It was hard work that pushed me ahead in my career and got me noticed by my boss. Further to this, I think with a positive attitude, anything is possible. Cheesy, I know, but positivity is contagious and can bring light to every work environment and show your teammates how excited you are to be there!


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Kimberly’s Answer

Hi Jennifer!
While some think working in the retail & fashion world is hard to break into, there are a few things that can really help you stand out from the crowd. I think one of the most important things is working hard! While some people might think that fashion is picking out pretty clothes & going to fun fashion shows, in reality this is not always the case. This is especially true if you are just starting out your career. If you exhibit a clear willingness to work hard & are passionate about each and every job and task given to you (even if it is not the most glamorous) it will be noticed and appreciated.

Also, one of the best ways to get into a fashion or retail position is from working in their stores! Once you begin a job as a sales associate, even if it is just part time while you're in high school, you start to learn a lot about the brand. Companies love to hire from within because you already know so much about them! I would recommend trying to get a part time sales associate position at a brand that you love. Not only will you begin to learn a lot about retail/fashion industry and the brand itself - you will also get a discount on the clothing! It's a win-win.

Good luck!

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shweta’s Answer

Love for fashion.


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Mindy’s Answer

Hi Jennifer! I've worked in a few accessory companies in the past in NYC. Depending on what role you'd like to pursue in fashion that would help answer your question better. In general, I'd recommend to get familiar with fashion history and trends and also different unique subcultures. This can help build your overall knowledge of how fashion has grown as an industry. Another suggestion is to reach out to different people in fashion to get a better insight. This can easily be done via email or LinkedIn.


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