2Steps along a Career Path Define a jobDefine a careerHow do they differ?
3Job 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.
4Career… A lifelong field People progress through different levels Usually leads to higher levels of employmentTotal of jobs held equal a career pathPeople usually work “from the ground up”.
5Job Levels Entry-level jobs Management Positions Beginning job in a career pathProvide “foot in the door”Management PositionsDeal with planning, organizing, controlling, implementing and monitoring an organization.
6Aspects of Various Careers Duties and responsibilitiesEducation and training neededPay, fringe benefits and other compensationLocationJob securityAdvancement opportunitiesWorking conditions and schedulesStatus and prestigeAmount of challenge and pressure
7Education 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.Bachelor’s degree-earned at a four-year college or a university.Select a major in a specific area.
8`Evaluate yourselfAssessment 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.
9Self-Assessment Determine your personal qualities. Determine your interests.Determine your skills.Evaluate your personal and work values.
10Outline of Career Planning Process Evaluate yourselfInvestigate careersGet the needed education and trainingExpand your competencies through work experiencedBuild a network of contacts (Junior Achievement, Goody Products, DECA Competition)Package yourself with a strong resume, cover letters, portfolioMaintain ongoing awareness about opportunities
11Careers in Fashion Fashion Designer Accessory Editor Model Fashion Show OrganizerRetail ManagerTextile StylistTextile R&D ManagerVisual MerchandiserBuyerArt DirectorFashion IllustratorFashion PhotographerResearch ScientistSketcherAccount Executive
13Fashion 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.
14Model-a person who demonstrates the features of clothing. Fashion Show Organizer/Producer- an individual who plans and orchestrates fashion shows.
15Retail Manager-Supervise and motivate salespeople 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.
16Visual Merchandiser-These people 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 peopleConsult with company buyers,merchandise managers, and advertising,And public relations people to determineWhat to feature, to whom, and why.They display merchandise that is available.
17Buyer- 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.
18Fashion Illustrator-is a promotion artist who makes drawings of garments that have been designed and produced by othersFashion Photographer-is a person who takes pictures which show fashionable apparel and accessories looking their best.
19Research Scientist-is a technical employee, usually with an advanced degree who works in laboratories to discover, develop & improve productsGoody ProductsSketcher-is a fashion house who makes illustrations quality drawings of the ideas that a designer has draped in fabric on to a dressmaker’s form.
20Sketching Assistant-is an employee of an apparel manufacturing firm or pattern company who records a season’s line of designs in precise technical illustrations for the company’s records.Textile Colorist-is a textile industry employee who decides which color combinations in textile designs are most likely to appeal to customers.
21Textile 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
22Wardrobe 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.
23On-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.
24Careerbuilder.comCareerbuilder.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…
25Aspects of Various Careers Duties and responsibilitiesEducation and training neededPay, fringe benefits and other compensationLocationJob securityAdvancement opportunitiesWorking conditions and schedulesStatus and prestigeAmount of challenge and pressure
26Education 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.Bachelor’s degree-earned at a four-year college or a university.Select a major in a specific area.