Want to know how to nail your first job interview? Or become a networking master? Here, you can find practical guides to starting and making the most of your career.
For a journalist, the process of interviewing a subject one of the most exciting and fascinating aspects of the job. A true skill, your interviewing style comes with lots of practice, but a few wise words from seasoned fashion journalists never hurt. Fashion journalist Andrew Tucker shares his top tips to master one of the most exciting, and sometimes intimidating, parts of a reporters job: interviewing.
We’ve all been there, waiting on a call for a job we really wanted, or checking our email obsessively to see if we got into a course. Inevitably, everyone faces rejection in their career, but how you deal with it is defined by your outlook and attitude. We’ve teamed up with Kate Hogan, a therapist and coach who spent over a decade working in fashion recruitment, who shares her advice on how to handle rejection.
With the rise of Instagram has emerged a new generation of companies, run by young designers, who have shown that it’s possible to go independent from a young age. GFW contributor Amy Reast spoke to Emily Houghton of Em’s The Label, Joel Pereira of Focus Sports Apparel, and Ramona Gohil of Rani & Co., who did just that. They talk about their experiences, and offer their advice to young people considering taking the same approach.
Breaking in to the fashion industry has never been easy, but navigating the beginning of your career is made easier by getting advice and tips from those who’ve been there, done that, and are now considered experts in their fields. This week, we get advice on how to start your career from the most exciting and iconic names in fashion — Hamish Bowles, Vanessa Friedman, Sarah Mower, Hilary Alexander OBE and more!
To celebrate Ralph Lauren joining GFW for the second year running, we asked Kim Giangiuli, Senior Director of Talent Acquisition at Ralph Lauren, to share some of her best tips for creating a CV and portfolio: what she looks out for, common mistakes and how to score your first job out of university.
Whether you recently graduated or you’re still a student, you probably know that taking on an internship is a great way of transitioning from university to industry. We got advice from an expert — Alec from Intern — and put the question to our Instagram followers: How do you make the most of an internship?
Faith Richardson, a GFW contributor based in Newcastle, finds 5 ways young creatives outside London can gain valuable industry experience.
THE PENTLAND BRANDS TALENT MANAGER TELLS US ABOUT HER OWN GFW EXPERIENCE AND SHARES HER TOP TIPS FOR BREAKING INTO THE INDUSTRY.
As we bring you the Inside View on the fashion industry, we’ve been talking to everyone from Fashion Editors to Showroom Owners, to find out how to get into the different areas of the industry and once you’re there, how to make it work for you. This week, we spoke with Portia Shaw, Director of International PR Agency, POP PR.
Looking for somewhere to submit your work? These publications provide a base to share their work, collaborate and get inspiration from. The platforms not only help young creatives with development of their skills, but also give them confidence by publishing their work. If you’re interested in having your work showcased and get support for your practice, here is a list of few magazines and links for submission.
Millennials have been given many names. The boomerang generation, those obsessed with avocados, the ‘me me me’ generation, entitled Gen Y and more, have informed a narrative of negative stereotypes about the younger generation in Western culture. These have dominated the stories present in the media, and created a generational divide in the way we approach our work lives.
We asked our award winners, alumni and industry members what they would say to themselves in first year. From taking time for yourself to interning to gain that industry exposure, here are our top tips for excelling from the moment you arrive at university, from those that have been there!
This is the first in our new series of advice from industry experts, when we’ll be putting the questions you want to ask, to varied experts in their fields, from trend forecasters to digital marketing managers, and everyone in between. Find out their professional advice and ideas for how to pursue a career that you love, below.
Debenhams Managing Director of Fashion Steven Cook discusses best practices for forging a career in retail, in conversation with Maurice Mullen, Head of Fashion and Luxury at the Evening Standard.
In this GFW Live! talk by Boohoo the HR advisor, Demi Halliday discusses how graduates can land their dream jobs in the fashion industry.
We want our graduates showcasing and presenting with us at GFW18 to make the most of this fantastic opportunity but developing self confidence, and knowing how to network and present themselves in ways that will benefit them in the future.
Hilary Alexander OBE, our Industry Trustee and celebrated Journalist, recently judged the FatFace Graphic T-Shirt Competition. With a distinguished reputation and extensive career in the industry, Hilary has spent time as the Fashion Director at the Telegraph, and was named Journalist of the Year at the British Fashion Awards in both 1997 and 2003.
It’s the final day of Graduate Fashion Week and this afternoon fashion designer John Rocha gave a compelling talk on the GFW Live! stage
Head of Menswear for Debenhams, Julian Fuller, spoke to us about the journey from degree show to department store and how to establish your career in the fashion industry