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How to Land a Job in the Fashion Industry: Tips from Insiders

January 3, 2023

As the president of one of the top luxury fashion recruitment agencies in New York City, I have had the opportunity to work with some of the most prestigious fashion brands and hire talented individuals for a variety of roles within the industry.

If you’re looking to break into the fashion industry, here are some insider tips that can help you land your dream job:

  1. Build a strong resume and LinkedIn profile: Your resume and LinkedIn profile are crucial tools for showcasing your skills and experience to potential employers. Make sure to highlight your relevant education, work experience, and any special skills or achievements. It’s also important to keep your resume and LinkedIn profile up-to-date with any new experiences or accomplishments.
  2. Execute the search using LinkedIn, fashion recruitment agencies, and specialized job boards: LinkedIn is a great resource for finding job opportunities in the fashion industry, as well as connecting with professionals and industry influencers. Working with fashion recruitment agencies, such as my own, can also be a helpful way to find job opportunities that align with your goals and experience. Specialized job boards, such as Brobston Group, FashionUnited or FashionJobs, can also be a good resource for finding fashion-specific job openings.
  3. Interview preparation: It’s important to come prepared for an interview in the fashion industry. Research the company and the specific role you are applying for, and be ready to discuss your relevant skills and experience. It’s also a good idea to have a few questions prepared to ask the interviewer about the company and the role.
  4. Network, network, network: As mentioned, networking is key in the fashion industry. Attend industry events, join fashion-focused networking groups, and make connections within the industry. These connections can help you learn about job opportunities and provide valuable advice and support as you build your career.
  5. Stay up-to-date on trends: It’s important to stay current on the latest trends and styles in the fashion industry. This can be achieved through reading industry publications, attending fashion events, and following fashion influencers on social media.
  6. Be proactive: Don’t wait for job opportunities to come to you. Reach out to companies you are interested in working for and inquire about potential openings or internships.
  7. Be persistent: It can be tough to break into the fashion industry, but don’t give up. If you are truly passionate about fashion, it will show in your work and can help you stand out to potential employers.

By following these tips and working with top fashion recruitment agencies, you can increase your chances of landing a job in the luxury fashion industry. Good luck!

About the contributor
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William Brobston

William Brobston spent 15 years in the luxury retail industry, holding senior leadership roles with European and American luxury apparel & fine jewelry brands before launching Brobston Group in 2017.


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