How to get your first job in the fashion industry: Successful Fashion Designer Podcast interview with Bjorn Bengtsson

SFD 001: How to Get Your First Job in the Fashion Industry with Bjorn Bengtsson

May 08, 2017

Breaking into the fashion industry and getting your first entry level fashion design job is tough. Even if you go to fashion school, the competition is fierce. But there are a few thing you can do to beat out the competition and get the job.

Bjorn has over 30 years of experience working in fashion, and in this episode he shares exactly how to get an interview, what he’s looking for during that first meeting, and what to include in your design portfolio (even if you only have school projects to show).

If you’ve dreamed of working in the fashion industry and landing your dream job, you’re going to love this episode on how to get an entry level fashion design job.

 



You will learn:

  • The value of internships and building relationships
  • What to include (and not include) in your portfolio
  • Why Illustrator skills are mandatory – but what other skills you need to survive
  • The skills learned in school vs what’s required in the real world
  • How to better prepare yourself for a job while you’re in school
  • How to get an entry level fashion design job
  • How to create opportunities if you don’t have a fashion school degree
  • Why a curious mind will take you far
  • How to get in touch with Bjorn for guidance (thank you for this generous offer Bjorn!)

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