Monday, February 2, 2015

J is for... An A to Z of fashion & beauty careers

Continuing the new weekly blog feature, an A to Z of careers in the fashion, beauty and entertainment industries.

J IS FOR... Journalist

As an journalist in the fashion and beauty industries you need to be first an foremost an excellent writer and have a way with words. If you work for a short lead titles like a national newspaper, you'll need to create interesting and well written content on a daily basis. You'll also need to be good at working to deadlines as the printers won't hold the press for you! A degree in journalism, english or another subject with extensive with large quantities of creative writing would stand you in good stead for this career, however nothing can compare to on the job experience. Try writing for your student newspaper, start a blog, or get as must magazine and newspaper experience as you can to show you are serious about your future. With the emergence of digital and online websites acting as a news platform, understanding basic hmtl or java code would help you when creating online content. Online journalist is closely linked to social media now too, magazines and online blogs use social media channels to drive traffic to their sites, so being well-versed in social media use will stand you in good stead too!

J IS FOR... Jeweller

If you are a creative and pay careful attention to detail then a career as a jeweller or jewellery design might just be for you. You can train a places like The London College of Fashion who offer specialist jewellery degrees, or you could study a more broad art degree and specialise in smaller 3D work. It sounds a little like a broken record, but in this role, like journalist, if you can get experience working with a jewellery designer or jewellery this will really kick start your career. This will give you first hand experience of working in a studio or store and is a great way to get your foot in the door if you are looking to work for a large, established jewellery, even if you are looking to work for yourself, experience with a professional will be invaluable in the future.

All A to Z entries will be compiled in a little ibooks download in a little while, including further career suggestions, tips & insider information & a contacts list. Watch this space for the download link...

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