How to crack the PERFECT Fashion Internship
Jump over the bushes and plant a gripping CV!
Fashion isn’t a fluffy game. If you’ve made it too far, you’re a Hercules camouflaged. With hundreds of applications coming in a day, employers eye conviction and a hunger to learn (amongst other superman powers). If you’ve raked in the courage but are fearing a hard knock, here’s the winning formula to douse it through and land with the best!
DO A BACKGROUND CHECK
Don't venture into the water without probing its current. Make sure you fit in and not supporting desperation. The fashion industry's close-knit and networking serves major. Think before lying- your prospective employer's Friday buddy could be your apparent ex-boss! Know who’s who and browse through their LinkedIn profiles.
BASIC LESSONS (MOST IMPORTANT)
Here’s the ultimate: A cocky, overzealous candidate will never make the cut. Stay humble, without compromising yourself. If you posses a passion for fashion and that’s about it- your qualification won’t suffice. Make opinions and voice them out. Tune yourself and make things sound serious- confidence towards your field of choice will definitely come to their notice!
IMPECCABLE CVS AND COVERING LETTERS
Get the layout and content right- a fashion CV shouldn't be longer than a page. Leave along a personal anecdote! Include activities you love and your areas of personal interest- simply relate them back to what’d benefit your work profile best and expect “that's impressive".
DON’T FORGET THE MANNERS
The powers of a confident handshake and ardent eye contact are unparalleled. Your fashion vocabulary would serve as basic manners. Put yourself out like your father taught you to- self-headed, a team player and possessing immaculate (fashion) knowledge.
Disguise the mind into a radar and keep insightful answers ready. Sounding amateur and simply seeking glamour will land you straight down the well. Know the ins and outs of the industry. Bring out your witty-self, crack a few jokes but know your mutual limits- offending someone this early will cut you off the job.
are okay and sneakers will hammer the nail! Stink of personal style but all in professional boundaries. Your eyeliner can’t be crooked and the lip colour
can’t be beautifying your teeth. Sick to your aesthetic and make a real impression!
NEVER FORGET THE SMILE
Lend that finishing touch and smile appropriately. Trust us, your offer letter would be a minute away!
FOLLOW UP, WITHOUT FAIL
Few days down and haven't heard back? They could be sourcing for a shoot or experiencing back and forth off a brand, so just shoot them a quick mail!
Intern Theory began with a quartet of 20-somethings, headed with one objective- to help their fellow mates land an internship. One year since, and they are a team of 12, with an extended family of a plethora of students and companies using our services as a medium to reach out to each other in the most convenient manner possible.
So whether you're a confused student looking for experience or an employer on a hunt for your dream team of interns, they have your requirements covered.
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