Wednesday, 15 September 2021
Thank you for taking the Fashion Career Quiz. Please find your quiz results along with my recommendations.
From what I can tell of your responses, you’re getting an early start to your fashion career. It’s great that you’re already thinking about getting a job.
Your parents being 50/50 about your decision to pursue fashion may present a few challenges.
But, there is plenty that you can do now to prepare you to work for top brands until you eventually become a big decisionmaker in the industry…
So here are my recommendations:
Step 1: Clarity
I wrote this article The #1 Thing To Consider Before Fashion School with people just like you in mind.
Now that you're seriously considering the next phase of your life and career, this article should help you clarify exactly what you want and all the possible ways to get there. It’ll even help you consider a plan B or C within fashion.
Step 2: Work Experience
One of the easiest roles for you to get into at this stage is retail roles. They usually don’t require a degree and they’ll count as industry experience. If you can start working with a fashion brand now, by the time you need to complete an internship, you’d easily be trusted with more exciting roles that require more responsibility, rather than starting from scratch.
Step 3: Picking Your Degree
With so many different fashion programs out there, it’s really up to you which one you'd pick. The great thing about the fashion industry is that because it’s so collaborative, every area of study supports another. So I wouldn’t really feel like there is a right or wrong decision here.
If you’d like to discuss these results further, do reply to me via email and let me know if there’s anything else I can do to help.
In the meantime, attached is a copy of your quiz results for your convenience.
Your Fashion Career Coach