9 episodes

Into the Fashion Industry Career Podcast is dedicated to giving fashion professionals the tools, information and resources you need in order to start or further your career. If you've ever wished you had a mentor to help you achieve all of your fashion career goals, this podcast is for you. With over 20 years of experience within the industry, your host, Maria Hedian - corporate fashion professional turned career mentor and fashion educator, teaches you everything you need to know in order to excel as a professional within the fashion industry. Podcast features include expert interviews, real life industry examples and over 20 years of knowledge and lessons. Together, we break down all of your career questions and identify behind-the-scenes industry strategies and techniques. Every episode is designed to help you take immediate action that will advance your fashion career to the next level.

Into the Fashion Industry Career Podcast Maria Hedian: Fashion CEO, Educator, Mentor and Speaker

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    • 5.0 • 13 Ratings

Into the Fashion Industry Career Podcast is dedicated to giving fashion professionals the tools, information and resources you need in order to start or further your career. If you've ever wished you had a mentor to help you achieve all of your fashion career goals, this podcast is for you. With over 20 years of experience within the industry, your host, Maria Hedian - corporate fashion professional turned career mentor and fashion educator, teaches you everything you need to know in order to excel as a professional within the fashion industry. Podcast features include expert interviews, real life industry examples and over 20 years of knowledge and lessons. Together, we break down all of your career questions and identify behind-the-scenes industry strategies and techniques. Every episode is designed to help you take immediate action that will advance your fashion career to the next level.

    08: How Being a Fashion Week Volunteer Can Help Advance Your Professional Career

    08: How Being a Fashion Week Volunteer Can Help Advance Your Professional Career

    As the world opens up and allows for more in-person events, we are taking the time to start talking about Fashion Week in this episode. We're approaching the portion of the season where production teams start breaking down details like the additional help they are going to be needing as it gets closer to the day of the show.
     
    Join me as we break down how being a Fashion Week volunteer can affect your career and the benefits it will bring to you as a fashion professional.

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    • 23 min
    07: Why Networking is Important for Your Fashion Career & 4 Misconceptions That Will Change Everything

    07: Why Networking is Important for Your Fashion Career & 4 Misconceptions That Will Change Everything

    BEGINNER LESSON
    To many people, the word "networking" is panic-inducing, but the most important thing you can do for your career is shift your mindset about networking from fear and anxiety to confidence and understanding. 

    ...That’s exactly what this lesson will help you to do. 
    In this episode, we will be talking about why networking is important for your career, all of the benefits that can be obtained from networking correctly and we will break down 4 networking misconceptions most people have and how changing them can alter the course of your entire career.

    I hope you're ready to take some serious notes, because this lesson is packed with gems.


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    • 22 min
    06: 5 Strategic Ways to Break Into in the Fashion Industry With No Experience

    06: 5 Strategic Ways to Break Into in the Fashion Industry With No Experience

    BEGINNER LESSON
    The rise of fashion influencers on social media has made the prospect of getting into the fashion industry much more appealing, popular and competitive.  Because of this, it can be incredibly frustrating to start from zero when others already seem to have so much success. It can also be overwhelming to understand all the different facets of such a fast moving industry.

    In this episode, we’ll be talking about five ways you can gain experience in the fashion industry, regardless of your skill level or expertise, to ensure that you reach your career destination with confidence and success.

    Even though this is a beginner lesson, this episode is a good reminder for those of you with industry experience as well. Take a minute to review this content and make updates wherever you need to.


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    MASTERCLASS COURSES:
    »  Anna Wintour Teaches Creativity & Leadership
    »  Marc Jacobs Teaches Fashion Design
    »  Diane Von Furstenberg Teaches Building A Fashion Brand
    »  Laura King & Fernando Garcia Teach Creative Collaboration & Fashion
    »  Tan France Teaches Style For Everyone

    FASHION CAREER BLUEPRINT™
    https://www.fashioncareerblueprint.com

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    • 22 min
    05: What is a TFP Shoot & How to Use It to Build Your Fashion Stylist Portfolio

    05: What is a TFP Shoot & How to Use It to Build Your Fashion Stylist Portfolio

    BEGINNER LESSON
    In this episode, we’re talking about TFP shoots and the amazing opportunities they can bring to your career whether you’re just starting out or you have experience and want to get those creative juices flowing and try something a little different than your usual work. 

    We're also going through all the steps you need to take in order to create a seamless and successful TFP shoot.


    Don't forget to download the bonus checklist that goes with this episode! Use it to guide you as you organize your first TFP shoot.


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    https://www.mariahedian.com/tfp-checklist 

    • 24 min
    04. How to Create an Online Portfolio and Why It’s Important for Your Fashion Career

    04. How to Create an Online Portfolio and Why It’s Important for Your Fashion Career

    An online portfolio is a virtual representation of work you have created, as well as a compilation of your skills and experiences. It allows potential clients and employers to see your work before they actually meet you.

    In this episode, we will be discussing the benefits of online portfolios,  tips and guidelines for making yours stand out,  as well as taking a deep dive into the specific steps you’ll need to follow and potential platforms you can use to showcase all of your amazing work.


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    PIXPA PORTFOLIO PLATFORM:
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    Promo Code: MARIA10

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    • 19 min
    03: The Power of Networking: A Personal Lesson

    03: The Power of Networking: A Personal Lesson

    What if I told you that it’s possible to land your dream job…by networking? The word “networking”  sends most people into a slight panic attack, but when done right, it can open doors, giving you access to opportunities beyond your wildest dreams.
    In today’s episode, I want to share a personal story that has turned into one of the biggest lessons I now teach my students about the power of networking and how you can use it to create possibilities for yourself by pushing past your comfort zone and taking initiative.

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    EPISODE SHOWNOTES: https://mariahedian.com/networking   

    FREE RESOURCE: https://www.mariahedian.com/clubhouse 

    • 12 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
13 Ratings

13 Ratings

linds0221 ,

A one-of-a-kind mentor

I recently attended a Masterclass that Maria hosted where she also mentioned her podcast. When I finally sat down to listen, I couldn’t stop. I have notebooks filled steps to take that will help my career. Everything she teaches is absolutely inspiring and helpful. I have already seen a difference in the way I approach my career. Thank you so much Maria for all of the lessons you explain so thoroughly and the clear examples you give from inside the industry. I can’t wait for your new course!

Curious anout fashion ,

Incredibly helpful!

I found the podcast really informative. It felt like a friend giving me career advice. Maria breaks down all the important information without adding unnecessary fluff. I’m confident her tips will help guide me into a successful career in fashion.

Michelle Braswell ,

I love this podcast!

I love everything about it. The stories, the professionalism, the real life valuable strategies, the action items, everything.

Make sure you give it a listen, you’ll be so glad you did! ❤️

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