The majority of graduate fashion jobs, also known as entry level jobs in fashion require you to attend an interview where you will be asked questions related to your skills, experience, education, strengths, weaknesses, and other similar traits. The key purpose of an interview is also to test your communications skills.
Here are a few tips that can help you prepare for your interview:
- First, gather as much information as you can about the job, the company, and the fashion field that you’re trying to get into before the interview. Work descriptions for positions differ, and you have to know what your prospective employer is looking for in order to exhibit that you have the qualities necessary for the job. Doing a little bit of homework about the company and the post will help you in answering the interviewers questions.
- Search the internet or ask family or friends about the questions that interviewers typically ask and try to keep your answers prepared. For example normally every interviewer will ask questions such as, “Why are you interested in working with this company?” or “What makes you think you’ll be a good fashion designer?” etc.
- Today every time you apply for any jobs in fashion it will be required for you to supply a list of references. The companies interview you and at the same time they also require to obtain a reference from your previous employers to gain knowledge about about your previous performance and aptitudes. Below are some tips to help you get your references right.
- Always make sure that each of the people that you wish to use as a reference in fact know you quite well, and is familiar with your way of work. The duration of time that you have known your reference is not quite significant as how well your reference knows your skills and talents.
- Most companies will contact your references to make sure that you actually have the talents that you claim to have and that you don’t have any major drawbacks that an interviewer may have missed. Make sure that your references aren’t going to inadvertently or even deliberately tell your employer that you really aren’t the right person for the job.
- Always let your references know beforehand and get their permission before you put their names on your resume. Finally, remember that still the best references won’t be able to help you if they don’t know what is going on. Keep them updated on how your job search is going on to make sure that they are prepared if someone gives them a ring, and let them know what kind of questions may be asked.
- Please note you can state ‘Reference available on request’ on your resume. This is because you may not want to list your current employer as they may not be aware you are currently looking for a new position.