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The Fashion Careers Guidebook: A Guide to Every Career in the Fashion Industry and How to Get It
     

The Fashion Careers Guidebook: A Guide to Every Career in the Fashion Industry and How to Get It

by Julia Yates
 

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The fashion industry is exciting and glamorous—but very tough to break into. That's all the more reason why ambitious young men and women who hope to succeed in that dynamic business take their first step to success by reading—and re-reading—The Fashion Careers Guidebook. Author Julia Yates explains the fashion industry's many and complex

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The fashion industry is exciting and glamorous—but very tough to break into. That's all the more reason why ambitious young men and women who hope to succeed in that dynamic business take their first step to success by reading—and re-reading—The Fashion Careers Guidebook. Author Julia Yates explains the fashion industry's many and complex facets, offers detailed descriptions of its widely varied career opportunities, and instructs her readers on effective ways to stand out from the crowd of job seekers. She advises on preparing résumés and portfolios, dealing with job interviews, and mastering the art of networking. She offers inside tips on finding and following up on fashion industry jobs that others don't know about, and discusses internships as a possible path toward career success. Most important, she describes the jobs themselves, which include—

  • Fashion Design —Haute couture, ready-to-wear designer, pattern cutter, illustrator, design room assistant, and more
  • Accessories —Footwear, millinery, and jewelry designers, and more
  • Textiles —Embroidery designer, textiles technician, tapestry maker, and more
  • Production —Tailoring, logistics and distribution, fashion production, and more
  • Costume—Costume designers, supervisors, and assistants
  • Retail—Sales rep, buyer, merchandiser, display designer, and more
  • Communication—Fashion journalist, photographer, set designer, and more

    • This essential guidebook also presents true case histories of successful fashion workers, describes schools and courses that lead students into fashion careers, and lists web sites that offer additional advice on launching fashion careers. More than 150 color illustrations.

  • Editorial Reviews

    Library Journal
    Yates (head, creative careers, Univ. of Arts, London), with U.S. consultant Donna Gustavsen (apparel design, Rhode Island Sch. of Design), has written the definitive academic guide to fashion careers complete with a directory of 70-plus fashion occupations. While giving special emphasis to routes in and how to stand out from the crowd of applicants, the author describes significant job titles within eight specializations of the fashion industry, including fashion design, accessories design, retailing, costumes, production, textiles, education, and communication. Multiple photos accompany the text, illustrating essential aspects of the jobs described. Specific attention is given to career advice about education choices, work and internship experience, résumé and portfolio preparation, job interviews, and networking. VERDICT This guidebook is an exceptional resource for the student seeking academic direction and knowledgeable advice for a career in the fashion industry. Well organized, fact-filled, and comprehensive, the book also features relevant additional resources, including related websites, institutions of study, and where to look for jobs. Highly recommended.—Jane Scott, George Fox Univ. Lib., Newberg, OR

    Product Details

    ISBN-13:
    9780764146909
    Publisher:
    Barron's Educational Series, Incorporated
    Publication date:
    10/01/2011
    Pages:
    192
    Product dimensions:
    7.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.70(d)

    Meet the Author


    Julia Yates is a careers consultant for University of the Arts London. She is experienced in helping students find fulfilling career paths and gain a competitive edge in their career searches.

    Donna Gustavsen is a graduate of Rhode Island School of Design, where she currently teaches, as well as directs students toward job opportunities in New York and on the West Coast.

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