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Im trying to find a management position for a Fashion Business in Chicago

I'm trying to find a management position for a Fashion Business in Chicago
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John’s Answer

Hey Jenny,

If you are interested in fashion jobs in Chicago, I would recommend finding people on LinkedIn or through friends who currently work in the industry (specifically look for people with jobs that interest you).

Once you have found people to talk to, reach out and ask for 25-30 minutes to speak with them about their job and experiences. This will help you narrow in on a specific kind of job. It will also help you get to know people in the industry. You can ask them for advice on how you can prepare for the job you are interested in or how they would recommend getting into the business. Don't expect them to get you a job, and don't ask them for a job. The key is that you are asking them for their story and advice. Some of them may offer to help more and that is great, but don't expect it.

If you are looking for a book on how to do a job search, I recommend "the 2-Hour Job Search."

Good luck on your journey!

John recommends the following next steps:

Find people with jobs you are interested in
Contact them to set up informational discussions
Follow up with them (always send thank you notes)

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Ingrid’s Answer

I would apply directly on website for clothing company. I would also go to mall with resume and drop off at store directly, give to store manager only

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Sarah’s Answer

Hi Jenny,

I worked in retail in Chicago for over 5 years. I started out in a sales associate position and over time took on more responsibility. At the end of my tenure I was an Assistant Store Manager, I was acting Store Manager at one point in time as well. I learned so much from my career experience in retail management. I worked for a larger retailer (Neiman Marcus), because the organization was larger it presented more opportunity for growth and. Working at a smaller retailer may provide you the opportunity to wear many hats and learn diffrent skills. I think no matter where you start you will gain a lot and there will be pros and cons to bigger or smaller organizations.

I enjoyed my time working for Neiman Marcus because I knew there were larger career goals I could aspire to. If I wanted to work at their corporate office I could work towards that. I know there are several retailers in Chicago so do your research, use LinkedIn. Find people on LinkedIn who work at companies you may want to work at and message them to have a conversation.

Hope this helps!

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Maureen’s Answer

Though I have corporate friendships in Chicago, I am unable to guide you. I do suggest you use the internet to find industry groups related to fashion. Look for websites and events that you may be able to particpate in as a remote individual.

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Cortina’s Answer

Hi Jenny,

I would look into various department stores in the area to see what positions they may have. You could ask to speak with the hiring manager to discuss your intentions with the company. Many companies including department stores have career paths to lead you towards management You could start with using LinkedIn to search for larger stores to see their openings. You can also see who is connected thru employment to the store to network on obtaining the position. Be specific in your career intentions as you will want to ensure the business has the opportunity available for you to grow. Hope this helps and best of wishes to you!

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