If you are obsessed with fashion and have decided to make a career out of
it, a degree is a good first step. But
education can only get you so far. From her recent appearances on FOX and
NY1, here are Anne Maxfield's top ten marketing tips for landing your first
gig after graduation.
companies you want to target, find out whom to contact and know what
their product is.
Make your resume
clear and concise. Be sure typeface and paper are legible when it's
faxed. Check spelling!!! Cover letters should be addressed to a specific
person and should refer to the job you are applying for. End with a day
and time you will call to follow-up.
Keep your portfolio
neat and well organized. Target it to the company you'll be seeing.
Sketches should all go in one direction. Keep photos to a minimum.
turn down an interview. Be on time, dress appropriately, remove visible
body piercings, and turn off cell phones and beepers.
After an interview:
follow up. Write a thank you note. Check spelling!!!
Have business cards
printed with your name, phone, and e-mail address. Answering machine
messages should be short and professional. E-mail address should be
Know your salary.
Have a definite number in mind.
If you want the job,
ask for it.
Get a business card,
and keep records of whom you've seen.
Don't burn bridges.
It's a very small industry.
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