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How To Nail A Fashion Industry Job Interview

How To Nail A Fashion Industry Job Interview

| On 12, Jan 2015

As the new year begins, so does the constant desire for people to make a change, and begin a new chapter in their lives.

For many this means a new haircut, a new bed or even new personal goal, but for others it means new career opportunities. The fashion industry is a tough nut to crack, and even tougher to stay apart of. I have listed my top 3 tips for overcoming the nerves and feeling confident for the new fashion job that you will DEFINITELY get.

1. Knowledge is power

Before you go to the interview, make sure you know a lot about the company and what they do. Without a doubt you will be asked something about the company’s vision or previous work, so make sure you have read up about it. Not only company knowledge, but having a depth of knowledge of the fashion world definitely gives good talking points and shows you know your stuff. Keep up to date on the major shoes via Style.com and constantly read about the fashion major players which inspire you.

 

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2. Network, Network, Network

The industry is most definitely about who you know, and who they know. If the opportunity arises talk about people you have in common with the company, or people you have heard from in the company already. This tells the interviewer that you are already apart of the selective group of fashion professionals. Even if you do not get the job, it is great to take on as many interviews and opportunities in order to broaden networks and create new connections, because you never know what the future will hold, and who you might meet again.

 

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3. Dress to impress

Of course, we all like to think that the fashion industry is not shallow and will not judge you on your outfit – except we all know that would be kidding ourselves. Dress in your sunday’s best, but also in something memorable (in a good way), and something that gives off more about your personality and style. I am a firm believer in fashion being the cover of our own biography novel, and we all know that people in this industry definitely judge the book based on not only the title, but the illustrations too.

 

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