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1 Is a Fashion Career in your Future?

2 Steps along a Career Path Define a job Define a career How do they differ?

3 Job Specific work assignment within an industry A job description is a written statement of what the employee holding a specific job is expected to do.

4 Career… A lifelong field People progress through different levels Usually leads to higher levels of employment Total of jobs held equal a career path –People usually work from the ground up.

5 Job Levels Entry-level jobs –Beginning job in a career path –Provide foot in the door Management Positions –Deal with planning, organizing, controlling, implementing and monitoring an organization.

6 Aspects of Various Careers Duties and responsibilities Education and training needed Pay, fringe benefits and other compensation Location Job security Advancement opportunities Working conditions and schedules Status and prestige Amount of challenge and pressure

7 Education Some fashion-related jobs can be done while in high school. Others require post-secondary education. Certificate courses – available at technical schools. Can be one year of study. Associate degree-earned at community colleges. Usually takes two years of study. Bachelors degree-earned at a four-year college or a university. –Select a major in a specific area.

8 ` Evaluate yourself –Assessment is needed to determine the kinds of work you would like to do and are able to do. –Consider important expectations like family issues, personal values, and general objectives. –http://www.princetonreview.com/cte/quiz/?careers=6

9 Self-Assessment Determine your personal qualities. Determine your interests. Determine your skills. Evaluate your personal and work values.

10 Outline of Career Planning Process Evaluate yourself Investigate careers Get the needed education and training Expand your competencies through work experienced Build a network of contacts (Junior Achievement, Goody Products, DECA Competition) Package yourself with a strong resume, cover letters, portfolio Maintain ongoing awareness about opportunities

11 Careers in Fashion Fashion Designer Accessory Editor Model Fashion Show Organizer Retail Manager Textile Stylist Textile R&D Manager Visual Merchandiser Buyer Art Director Fashion Illustrator Fashion Photographer Research Scientist Sketcher Account Executive

12 Careers continued… Sketching Assistant Textile Colorist Textile Designer Wardrobe Helper Wardrobe Consultant And more…

13 Fashion Designer- is a person who creates new ideas for garments and accessories Accessory Editor- is a commercial pattern company employee who obtains the latest accessories to be used in creating finished ensembles for illustration and photography.

14 Model- a person who demonstrates the features of clothing. Fashion Show Organizer/Producer - an individual who plans and orchestrates fashion shows.

15 Retail Manager- Supervise and motivate salespeople. They are trained in areas of sales techniques, customer service, and merchandise presentation. Textile Stylist- is a textile industry employee who is responsible for fabric line from its beginning stages to completion, including long range fashion planning of fabric colors, weight, and texture.

16 Textile R&D Manager- These individuals work for fiber manufactures, textile mills, and private testing laboratories. They assist in developing new fabrics that meet certain standards. Visual Merchandiser- These people Consult with company buyers, merchandise managers, and advertising, And public relations people to determine What to feature, to whom, and why. They display merchandise that is available.

17 Buyer- plans and purchases goods from three to six months before displayed in stores. Art Director- is an adverstising agency employee who conceptualizes ads for various media and designs ads.

18 Fashion Illustrator- is a promotion artist who makes drawings of garments that have been designed and produced by others Fashion Photographer- is a person who takes pictures which show fashionable apparel and accessories looking their best.

19 Research Scientist- is a technical employee, usually with an advanced degree who works in laboratories to discover, develop & improve products Sketcher- is a fashion house who makes illustrations quality drawings of the ideas that a designer has draped in fabric on to a dressmakers form. Goody Products

20 Sketching Assistant- is an employee of an apparel manufacturing firm or pattern company who records a seasons line of designs in precise technical illustrations for the companys records. Textile Colorist- is a textile industry employee who decides which color combinations in textile designs are most likely to appeal to customers.

21 Textile Designer- is a textile industry employee who creates new patterns and designs, or redesigns existing ones, to be used in making of fabrics. Wardrobe Helper- is a theatrical worker who helps to obtain, make, and organize costumes, and accessories by character and scene and to help the actors dress for production

22 Wardrobe Consultant- is a person who shows consumers how to combine fashion items to enhance personal or professional images and helps them plan and manage their wardrobes and purchases.

23 On-line Career Search Activity In this activity you will use a popular career placement web site to research jobs and/or careers that are available in a variety fashion- related careers. This activity will help you to better understand the current job market for fashion-related careers as well as requirements needed for those jobs.

24 Careerbuilder.com Careerbuilder.com will help you locate jobs in the career field of interest. You will find out company names, location, base pay, required education and experience. You also learn about travel requirements as well as a complete job description. Remember to look for the follow as you search…

25 Aspects of Various Careers Duties and responsibilities Education and training needed Pay, fringe benefits and other compensation Location Job security Advancement opportunities Working conditions and schedules Status and prestige Amount of challenge and pressure

26 Education Some fashion-related jobs can be done while in high school. Others require post-secondary education. Certificate courses – available at technical schools. Can be one year of study. Associate degree-earned at community colleges. Usually takes two years of study. Bachelors degree-earned at a four-year college or a university. –Select a major in a specific area.


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