How to Win Over an Application Into the Fashion Industry Charlotte June 26, 2016 MESSFashion So you’ve graduated? You’ve got your mindset and you are ready to make your mark in the industry you all so desire to be in. That’s great, but you ask yourself, how do I exactly land myself my dream job? With roles and departments within the fashion industry at an all-time rise, there have never been more opportunities to get stuck in. Either if it’s a dream of becoming a fashion designer or even marketing socially online, every department has its importance to building a brand. So how do you win over the interview and land a position? Here’s MESS MAGAZINES helpful tips to win over your application in fashion. Know what and where you want to be! The advantage of going into fashion is that working in a department can lead to another. From this, having experience in one can get you far, but that’s only if you know what you want in the long run! Before applying, decide on your interests. What drives you? Where do your passions lie? More importantly, what do you enjoy doing and can devote your time to? Once you have these nailed you are well on your way. Applying for a range of departments for one brand can make you look unsure. Pick the field you want to go into, clue yourself up and get to know the ins and outs of your desired position, it can make you stand out! Photo by Independent Fashion Bloggers Do your research! Know the brand or designer you are applying for, the ins and outs. There’s nothing worse than getting a phonecall for an interview on the spot and you can’t even tell the employer how much you understand the brand and what they deliver. Doing your homework shows your determination and reliability for the brand, pushing yourself further as a passionate candidate. Yet again, keep in the now – seriously It doesn’t hurt to keep in the loop of what is going on in the industry. It’s only expected in the field of fashion, so make sure you keep in the now. Follow fashion-focused social platforms, subscribe to updates and stay engaged. Showing your awareness of the industry and cultural calendar can reflect how serious you are to be in fashion! Photo by Julia Wheeler Embrace your style So you’ve nailed a face-to-face interview? With everything else you ask, WHAT DO I WEAR? Its time embrace your own style and let your personality shine. However if you have an interview with GUCCI, don’t dress head to toe in it because really that’s not very realistic. Understand your job and brands aesthetic and play around with it to fur-fill your own style. Lastly, get noticed, hand out those business cards! Apart from nailing the interview and application, get business cards made. You want to be remembered, easy to find and contact. Nothing more precious than networking in the industry, so exceed your limits and hand out those business cards. You’ll be thanking yourself later!