From runways to magazines, fashion today has come a long way from what it was. There is so much of talent on display, of which the best are the big names we have come to know so well. Naturally, looking at them from this point it seems they have everything; money, fame and a thriving career to boot. It may even seem as though you could never hope to get there, but truth is everybody has to start somewhere. Every industry is different with its own pros and cons. The fashion industry in particular is cut-throat and there are thousands of people around the globe who are trying to make it as big. However, talent alone will not get you very far; the fashion world is comprised of so much more than that. Consider this your very own survival guide if this is the path you think is for you.
This is actually a trait that will stand you in good stead no matter what you work in. To be punctual is to respect your job and other people’s time. It is not done to keep them waiting for you, especially if you are new and are looking to get a hang of things. Most likely you would be fired within the week. If you are someone who has regularly struggled with tardiness, it is time to clean up your act and make a genuine effort to make it everywhere on time. You will find that in this field, you will be flying from one place to another with everyone expecting you to show up. And nobody is going to be waiting around for you unless you are Karl Lagerfeld himself.
Fashion is one of those industries that depends on innovative, unique ideas and a consistent effort to keep up with the news of the business. There is always something new happening so you need to be scouring through as many blogs, websites and magazines as possible to be informed. If you do not, someone else is going to do it instead and soon enough they will rise to the top and you will be left behind. Take the time to be thorough in your job. It shows you are serious and have a genuine need to succeed.
You do not need to spend a fortune to look good. However in fashion, it is important to look the part even if you are an intern. Do not ever assume you can just put on any old t-shirt and faded jeans and step out for all your appointments. After all, you are in the fashion industry and how you dress speaks volumes. Make use of discounts and pick up items that are sleek, sophisticated and speaks for you. If you know where to look, you can pick up some solid bargains that will help you do this without breaking the bank. Look the part.
You will come across a lot of snooty people and you will have trouble making your peace with this, but soon enough you will come to accept it as part of the industry. As a newbie, you cannot really override everyone else you are still starting out. This does not mean you turn into a pushover or allow any bullying, however you can still be confident with a great attitude and a willingness to help. Attitude is everything especially at the start. Be humble and not stuck-up.