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What types of entering jobs would be best for someone who's interested in business/fashion to have more experience?

I'm currently a senior in high school and I want to start looking for jobs at entering level. #business #fashion #career

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Hannah’s Answer

Hi! I think lots of major retail stores offer business internships - which would be a great way to learn about the the fashion/business industry. Also, there are a lot of new fashion websites and technology companies that have great opportunities. I would recommend looking around on LinkedIn to see if there are any jobs that highlight both fashion and business. Good luck!
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Allie’s Answer

I highly recommend working in the retail business to gain a general understanding of how the fashion industry works. I went to the Fashion Institute of Technology in NYC where I majored in the business side of fashion however I feel that my work experience in retail was where I actually did most of my learning. I also recommend that you complete as many internships as you can while in college and start building your resume early. When applying for jobs after college, hiring managers want to see internship experience. Good luck!
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Janet’s Answer

Hi Isabelle, working in retail is such a great way to learn so much about the business of fashion. From customer service to managing to visual merchandising and buying. There are a lot of opportunities there that you can parlay into a position at a wholesale company. Visual merchandising is a really fun, entry-level position where you are out in the market checking on merchandise for a particular brand. You could then move into marketing or sales based on your experience. Good luck!
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Robert’s Answer

Agree there may be internships. There are universities / colleges for fashion merchandising. The major retailers (e.g Kohls, Macy's) look to these schools for good starting pay, benefits employees.
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Nicole’s Answer

Hi Isabelle H. Thanks so much for your question.

I share that the closest I have gotten, professionally, to fashion is looking at pretty pictures :)...but the business side, I know a little bit more about..

More broadly, businesses will be successful if they are able to grow financially. One aspect of that growth is to keep costs as low as possible without sacrificing the quality of the product. One of the things I encourage you to become aware of is costs to create. Gain an understanding of costs related to things like employees, designers, materials, shipping, advertising. What does it cost if something is delayed? Is there a cost benefit (or is there less of a cost) to getting something created sooner than expected?

Whether it's fashion or some other business entity, there will always be a need to understand what causes costs and how to keep costs at acceptable levels.

Hope you find this answer helpful and best of luck to you!
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Vandana’s Answer

Hi Isabelle,

Fashion Corporate entry jobs would be Fashion Merchandiser, Fashion Stylist. These kind of jobs require less experience, with little or no background in Fashion. If you are looking for something with more experience it would be Site Merchandising (making sure the e-commerce site is updated, providing good user experience for the customer). If you are more interested in this path, you can also dive into planning/demand forecasting (Buyer) roles.

Hope this answers your question.



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