Julia Yates Fashion Careers Guidebook

ISBN 13: 9781408146620

Fashion Careers Guidebook

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Breaking into the fashion industry can be very difficult for newly qualified graduates and young designers due to the high number of students graduating each year and the competitive nature of the business - but for those who are passionate about finding their place within the world of fashion, this practical reference book is a must-have. This will teach you all you need to know about different parts of the fashion industry, to help you find the area that is right for you. It will also explain some of the jargon, and help you and your applications stand out from the crowd. The book outlines what each sort of fashion job involves, explained by people who actually work in each different area. Advice on how to get into fashion includes: education choices, work experience, preparing your CV, targeting your portfolio and look-books, performing at interviews and networking. This book will give you a competitive edge.

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The fashion industry is dynamic, creative, glamorous, and tough to break into. If you're passionate about fashion and want to start out on a fashion career, this practical reference book will guide you through fashion's different career paths, explain the industry's jargon, and help you stand out from the crowd.

  • Learn all about the fashion industry and find out how to choose the career path that is right for you. Discover what the different jobs are really like from the people who actually do them.
  • Advice on how to get in starts with making education choices, acquiring work experience, preparing your r sum, targeting your portfolio, performing at your job interview, and networking.
  • Whatever your desired fashion career, this book will help you unravel the complexities of the industry and gain that all-important competitive edge.
  • Fashion people are visual people, and this book's pictorial approach perfectly captures the excitement and passion of the business. The Fashion Careers Guidebook is a resource you'll want to keep and return to again and again. (front flap)
    This information-packed book contains all the facts and advice you'll need as you start out on your path toward a successful career in fashion. The opening section provides an overview of the industry and advises on making education choices, gaining work experience, seeking out internships, building a portfolio, and getting that all-important first job.
    The book's main section presents a directory of different careers in fashion, arranged around eight themes: fashion design, accessories design, textiles, production, costume design, retail, communication, and education. It describes many of the more obvious job titles, such as ready-to-wear designer, buyer, model, and others, but also covers many lesser-known options, such as fashion shoot producer, archivist, and pattern maker. In addition, you find case studies and "day-in-the-life " features, which provide insights into what it's really like to work at each job. You'll also get advice on relevant areas to study, useful websites, and strategies to help you stand out from the crowd at job interviews.
    Finally, the book's resources section lists useful contacts, institutions, and study programs that will help you get to where you want to be in the dynamic fashion industry.
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    JULIA YATES lectures on career guidance and career coaching at the University of East London. Previously, she was Head of the Careers Service at the University of The Arts London, which includes the prestigious London College of Fashion and Central Saint Martins. In that position she helped students find fulfilling career paths, pointing out the industry's complexities in order to give them a competitive edge in their job searches.
    DONNA GUSTAVSEN is a graduate of Rhode Island School of Design, where she is now department head of the school's Apparel Design Department as well as a faculty member. During her tenure as department head she has worked to expand student internship and job opportunities with many companies and design studios in New York and on the West Coast, as well as with fashion resources that include " ELLE Magazine, "The Italian Trade Commission, GAP, JC Penney, and Abercrombie & Fitch.
  • About the Author:

    Julia Yates is careers consultant for the University of the Arts, London (including LCF and Central St Martins), UK, and has 15 years' experience of helping students find career paths and unravelling the complexities of the industry.

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    Verlag: Bloomsbury Specialist Okt 2011 (2011)
    ISBN 10: 1408146622 ISBN 13: 9781408146620
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    Buchbeschreibung Bloomsbury Specialist Okt 2011, 2011. Taschenbuch. Buchzustand: Neu. Neuware - A guide to all the career options in the fashion industry. 192 pp. Englisch. Artikel-Nr. 9781408146620

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