#YourCareerIn FASHION: How to get the job you have always wanted 5 months ago

#YourCareerIn FASHION: How to get the job you have always wanted

Welcome to our brand spankin' new career series.

This month, to honour Fashion Month, we dived into the fashion industry.

We spoke to a stylist and creative director, a designer, a fashion buyer and magazine director, as well as a fashion PR.

All gave great insights into what it's like working in the industry... but how exactly do you get into the industry?

We're going to look at your various options, from college courses, to internships and assistant positions to ensure that you find a way into the industry.

There are obviously many more options and roads you can follow to get into the industry, but we're going to look at a key few here.

Fashion Design

Dublin Institute of Design

Portobello Institute

International Career Institute

Griffith College

Mallow College of Design and Tailoring

Fashion Buying

Dublin Institute of Design

Portobello Institute

Communications and Management Institute

Fashion Styling

Dublin Institute of Design

Colour and Image Academy

International Career Institute

Fashion Writing

Dublin City University

University College Dublin

Dublin Institute of Technology

Cork Institute of Technology

NUI Galway

Griffith College

Dublin Business School

Fashion PR

Dublin City University

Maynooth University

Cork Institute of Technology

Dublin Institute of Technology

Dublin Business School

Dorset College Dublin

Galway Business School

 

And a few more *very important* points:

  • The fashion industry is wide and varied. NO matter what part of the industry you want to be involved in, you need to get your foot in the door.
  • Contact people you look up to and admire. Ask them if they're looking for an assistant/intern. If you can get work with industry professionals, it will be invaluable.
  • Follow key industry experts on social media to look out for job openings.
  • ASSIST, ASSIST, ASSIST.
  • Start a blog or website to document your work. It will come in handy and act as a portfolio of sorts.
  • Network with EVERYONE. Contacts are key.