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