How To Succeed In The Fashion Industry
Our world has changed a lot through the years. All of a sudden, everyone became closer and more connected, which is something good. This can give us a lot of opportunities to have a great professional life. But, just like it makes it easier, it also makes it harder.
You have more opportunities, but so do other people. And especially the fashion industry is one of the biggest and most competitive ones where being successful is no piece of cake. So anybody who wants to be an important part of it has to be very determined.
The fact that it is a tough industry does not mean that it is impossible to become part of it. Of course there are people that have made it and are very successful. Don't forget that if it were very easy and not complicated at all, everyone would make it.
Remember that succeeding –and not only on the fashion industry, but in any other– you have to give your 110%. It is up to you, and maybe a little bit about fate, but mostly you. So, if you are reading this, you probably want to be part of the fashion industry.
If you do, well then in the following list, you will read the best tips that you could ever get to be able to start correctly in the fashion industry, and with time succeed as well. So, grab a notebook and a pen to take notes because they are very important.
# 1 Work Hard As An Intern
Being an intern is one of the –if not the– most essential parts of starting in the fashion industry. When you become an intern, first, you have something more to add to your curriculum and second, you get to see the way the industry works from the inside yourself, and not from someone else.
# 2 Be Consistent
Even after you finally got your shot to prove how good you are, you can't live consistency and persistence there. They are things that you can't forget about when you are in the fashion industry. And they are very simple things.
# 3 Be Yourself
By saying yourself, we mean that you should keep your personality just like it is. You don't have to fake being the uptown girl from a big city that knows and wears everything. Don't be afraid to be the girl from the village because to the eyes of the industry a village girl could be more innovative and efficient.
# 5 Details
When it comes to the fashion industry, detail is one of the most important things. There will always be something more to be done or that should be fixed, but of course you need to know when to let go. But do not let go of that eye for details.
If you have a job although it is not the one you want, do your best to enjoy it. The fashion industry is not just about choosing the best garments from the top designers, there are a lot of things to be done. So make sure that you don't lose your love for all the areas of the fashion industry.
# 4 Don't Lose Excitement
# 6 Be Open
The worst thing that you can ever do is act like you already know everything that there is to know, because you don't. Be open to all kinds of tips and advice because they can always come in handy, the more open you are the more you learn and the better you will get.
#7 Build Relation ships
One of the best ways to do this is while you are an intern. Meeting people from different places can be very useful in the future. We don't need to explain why having connections everywhere is important, long less in the fashion industry.
# 8 Have A Job
You need to have a job. As simple as that. It doesn't matter if it is in the industry or not, you need to have an income. Obviously, you can try to get the job you want. Wouldn't it be nice to know that you have an income even after you didn't do well on a job interview?
# 9 Be Patient
You can't expect to move to New York and one month later be the newest and most popular designer around. Being the kind of successful that actually lasts takes time. Having your five minutes of fame may be easier but it will leave as fast as it came.
#10 Be Skillful
Do your best to learn how to do different things, even if they are not in the area that you are aiming for. It is always important to know how to do things that may be helpful in different situations.
So, as you can see, these tips are super simple and anybody can follow them if they really want to. You could ask anybody that has succeeded on the fashion industry and they would probably tell you some of these tips and how useful they are.
It is not easy, but nothing that is worth it is. You just need to give your best effort and you will se how everything will start working out for you. Like we said before, you need to work for what you want.
Nobody is going to ever give you something right in your hands or on a silver plate. To get something you will have to go reach it. Most of the times either jump or climb to be able to grab it. So get your mind ready to give its best effort and then go climb that ladder.
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