Branching out into hundreds of different areas, the huge fashion industry creates an enormous number of jobs, so if you have your heart set on working in the fashion world you’ll discover that there’s no such thing as an established career path. For people with a fashion passion, but who aren’t quite sure which part of the industry would suit them best, there’s an immense choice when it comes to career options – and the qualifications they need.
If you’ve spent years watching the latest fashion trends and role models, and you have a certain amount of writing skills then perhaps you should consider working on a fashion magazine. If you live close to London, where so many leading fashion magazines are based, then how about applying for an internship? Most fashion magazines are happy to take on interns and give them the kind of experience that will put them in good stead with future employers. Internships can last as long as a month, so if you’re ready to take on the travelling (and the cost of the travelling) and then it’s definitely an idea worth further investigation.
But then again, if you have the writing skills but not the inclination to commute into London every day, then it’s worth considering a future as a fashion blogger. Blogging has come a long way from people just putting their thoughts up on the internet for everyone else to see: it’s now an established – and very common – marketing strategy. As a fashion blogger, you’d still be putting your thoughts up online, but in a much more commercial manner. It’s possible to find a company to blog for, but there’s nothing stopping you from going self-employed and creating your own fashion blog – in fact, there are many courses to teach you how to do just that.
Are you creative and artistic when it comes to fashion? Do you visualise yourself becoming a famous clothes designer and having models showcase your work? By taking advanced courses in textiles, you can develop the skills needed in order to create your very own fashion pieces that incorporate your personal style and taste.
But you don’t have to be artistic or creative to enjoy a career in the fashion world. For those whose talents run to the business side of the industry, working in retail management might just suit them down to the ground. Courses are available, leading to fashion retail qualifications while building on communications skills especially within the industry. For those aged between 16 and 18, a fashion sales course would help them develop communications skills and business acumen while training to become professional sales assistants.
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