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Tips and Strategies for a Successful Career in Fashion. Get a job in fashion!

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Tips and Strategies for a Successful Career in Fashion. Get a job in fashion!

    How Jennifer went from feeling NOT ENOUGH to apply for the job, to Editor at COSMOPOLITAN

    How Jennifer went from feeling NOT ENOUGH to apply for the job, to Editor at COSMOPOLITAN

    Have you ever felt not enough and intimidated to apply for a job in fashion?

    This episode is for you.

    If you’ve been following me for a while now you probably have heard me say many times "You are enough to work in the fashion industry", it doesn’t matter if you don’t have experience already, you didn’t study fashion or you don’t have connections already. You can be part of the fashion industry.  I talk about this so much almost everyday that I even published a book on this and actually the first draft title was you are enough but then we opted for Your fashion (dream) plan. In my book I do talk about self-confidence as the only real skill you need to get a job in fashion because once you master this, you can achieve anything else you lack and everything you want. 
    But since you’ve heard me saying so many times things such as you are enough, feel the fear and send those emails anyway, I wanted to bring you a story and the experience of someone else that I’m sure will inspire you. 

    In this episode, I chat with Jennifer Savin features editor at cosmopolitan. She would not be in this position today if years ago she listened to the voices in her head that said you are not enough, it’s too competitive you can’t make it, so don’t apply for that job.  
    Luckily a friend of hers pushed her to apply for that internship at Cosmopolitan, and despite she didn’t believe in herself, she did it and got the job and has never left since then.
    We hope that this episode will be your friend that pushes you to apply and send emails despite you might feel a bit intimidated and scared.
    By listening to this episode You’ll learn:
    how to overcome the fear of not being enough and believing more in yourself to get what you want. We don’t cover lack of self-confidence only during your job search but we do also talk about what you should expect from your first week at the office when you feel so scared, comparing yourself to other people from the industry on Instagram, imposter syndrome, and putting yourself out there if you are an aspiring journalist and you might not feel confident about pitching your ideas and articles. 
    A great episode full of tips from the first minute to the last one that I’m sure will inspire you!
    Enjoy it!
    Resources mentioned:

    Book Your Fashion Dream Plan  https://checkout.glamobserver.com/products/fashion-career-coaching-class/

    FREE Masterclass 3 unconventional strategies to get a job in fashion https://www.glamobserver.com/free-webinar

    How to become a freelance fashion writer ,  online course  https://courses.glamobserver.com/p/freelance-fashion-writer-boss 

    Questions? Email giada@glamobserver.com

    • 32 min
    How to get a job at LVMH (they'll hire 25,000 under 30s by 2022!)

    How to get a job at LVMH (they'll hire 25,000 under 30s by 2022!)

    LVMH the luxury group home of brands such as Christian Dior, Louis Vuitton, Fendi, Celine, Givenchy… is one of the most sought-after companies of the fashion industry. Many students, young people, but also seniors dream to get a job at LVMH sooner or later at one stage of their career. And I have great news for you. On Wednesday, the French luxury behemoth said that  LVMH aims to hire 25,000 people under 30 years of age by the end of 2022 all over the world, including nearly 5,000 through internships or apprenticeships, as well as 2,500 through permanent employment contracts in France.
    So it’s better for you to get ready for these positions. Let’s see so how to get a job at LVMH. In this episode, we cover the pre-application work you should do, CV, cover letter and interview tips.
    Resources mentioned in the episode:

    The Fashion Resume Kit > https://checkout.glamobserver.com/products/fashion-resume-kit/

    How a cover letter can help you get a job in fashion plus best practices > https://www.glamobserver.com/3-reasons-why-you-need-a-cover-letter-to-get-a-job-in-fashion/

    Free masterclass 3 unconventional strategies to apply for a job in fashion, register here >https://www.glamobserver.com/free-webinar

    Questions? Email giada@glamobserver.com

    • 18 min
    How to build your fashion network – what to say and how to do it with confidence

    How to build your fashion network – what to say and how to do it with confidence

    Often in the fashion industry, we hear that you need to know someone to be able to be part of it. A friend of a friend could make it easier for you to get a job. This is true. Between the many misconceptions related to the fashion industry, this related to your fashion network, is not a false myth. Alas, it is true.

    If you feel disadvantaged that your fashion network is currently made up of zero or a few people and so you have fewer career opportunities, in this episode I will reveal some strategies to start building connections in fashion so that you too can have that competitive edge for your career given by word of mouth.


    FREE MASTERCLASS: 3 unconventional strategies to get a job in fashion > register here https://www.glamobserver.com/free-webinar

    Questions? email giada@glamobserver.com 

    • 17 min
    Can you pass the 3-sec resume test to get a job in fashion?

    Can you pass the 3-sec resume test to get a job in fashion?

    What is this 3-second test and why it matters plus what you can do to build the best resume that catches the attention of a fashion recruiter in a pile of hundreds of applicants? 

    Your resume is much more than a list of skills and experiences and even if you are at the beginning of your career you can still build one that is effective!

    The Fashion resume Kit https://www.glamobserver.com/fashion-resumes-kit

    Want to learn 3 unconventional strategies to get a job in fashion? Register to this free masterclass  https://www.glamobserver.com/free-webinar

    Questions? Email giada@glamobserver.com

    • 14 min
    Haute Couture: Everything you Need to Know in less than 10 minutes

    Haute Couture: Everything you Need to Know in less than 10 minutes

    It's Haute Couture week in Paris and Balenciaga is back after 53 years. But what's Haute Couture, how it works and why it matters in fashion?

    Learn the key things about Haute Couture in less than 10 minutes

    Online Course Inside the Fashion Industry: https://courses.glamobserver.com/p/inside-the-fashion-industry


    FREE MASTERCLASS 3 unconventional strategies to get a job in fashion >https://www.glamobserver.com/free-webinar

    For more tips to break into fashion www.glamobserver.com

    Questions? Email giada@glamobserver.com

    • 8 min
    Flora Johnston FT Fashion Editor on the attitude to make it in fashion, how to use Instagram for your career and interning every summer

    Flora Johnston FT Fashion Editor on the attitude to make it in fashion, how to use Instagram for your career and interning every summer

    Flora Johnston is the fashion and luxury editor at the Financial times but not only. A very ambitious lady who never sit still since the early days of her career when instead of partying with friends she was spending her summers interning to get into the glamorous industry. Her strong passion for the fashion industry is transparent and you'll hear it plus see it if you check her fantastic Instagram profile where she shares with her 10K followers both her looks, street style photos but also her favorite brands, shows and behind the scenes of her fashion career.  A fashion editor and stylist in this episode we chat about the early days of her career in fashion, how to use Instagram for your career, how she manages to be a fashion editor and a stylist, how to propose a new project to your company, and her tips to break into the fashion industry.

    Free masterclass 3 unconventional strategies to get a job in fashion https://www.glamobserver.com/free-webinar

    Online course Break into the Fashion Industry >https://courses.glamobserver.com/

    For more fashion career tips www.glamobserver.com

    Questions? Email giada@glamobserver.com

    • 35 min

Customer Reviews

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11 Ratings

11 Ratings

Athenapetro ,

Extremely insightful and helpful!

Giada’s ease and curiosity in all of her interviews is apparent and makes for a super interesting podcast! The tips and advice I’ve learned are unique and real. I will definitely take this with me as I begin my career in fashion!

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