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Delray Beach, FL 33483
Fashion & Fashion Marketing BA graduate with over 2 years’ experience in fashion retail. Proven efficiency in creation of social media content – both written and photographic. Fluent in spoken and written English, French & Spanish.
FASHION AND FASHION MARKETING BA | UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA | 2017 – 2021
Relevant modules included:
Supply chain management
Merchandising Planning and Buying
Day 1: Writing your Header/Contact Information
Day 2: Writing your Work Experience Section
Day 3: Writing your Education Section
Day 5: Writing your Summary/Career Objective
Day 6: Writing your Skills Section
I though it’d be helpful to gather the experiences of real people who’ve actually held this job in fashion. This will help you know what to expect for when you land this role. Here’s is some of what they had to say.
Name: Bibi Yazd
Education:Bachelor of Arts BA, Fashion/Apparel Design
School:Academy of art University
Position held:Visual Merchandising Manager @ Target
With about two years of fashion retail history, an internship at Dolls Kill as a Buying Intern, and a really fashionable outfit on the interview day, I was able to model great passion and knowledge about retail. I showcased a lot of experience with how smaller boutiques function and that was valuable to Target because they wanted to add a more « chic » attitude to their store’s atmosphere.
Someone reached out to me on Indeed. I had one phone interview, and in-person interview with the store managers and an in-person interview with the regional VM (visual merchandising) manager. It was very straight forward.
I loved my job! It was a perfect fusion of management responsibility with creative leadership. During Covid there were a lot let employees, so I had to take on many more responsibilities, which made completing my main role more difficult. But overall, I loved being a Visual merchandiser and would do it again if the time of my life is right.
It taught me a lot about the forecast of sales during different seasons. I learned how customers shop through stores and how to drive sales through compelling visual presentations. I learned how to manage both the need of aesthetics as well as product inventory. I also learned how to manage team members to help complete tasks. I learned industrial skills of lighting, large scale installments and product organization.
I see myself finishing up my Fashion Design degree at Academy of Art and becoming a Fashion Designer. I’ve spent the last year intensively studying French in France, so I hope to obtain a job in Paris and continue building my career.
What’s it been like for you working in fashion? Tell your story.
If just can’t get the words out, answer these questions. You can use as much – or as little- detail as you see fit.
• What have you studied?
• How did you land your job/internship?
• What position did you hold?
• What was the application process like?
• Expectation vs reality: how do you find the work?
• What did the job/internship teach you about the fashion industry?
• Where do you see your career in next 3 to 5 years?