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Before Settling In

Michele M. Granger

Michele M. Granger is a full professor in the Fashion and Interior Design Department, College of Business Administration, at Missouri State University, US. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Fashion Intern

Fairchild Publications, 2010

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...To maximize the opportunities provided by the internship experienceTo recognize professional on-the-job conduct, including office, online, and phone etiquetteTo examine and prepare...

Résumé and Cover Letter

Linda Tain

Linda Tain is a professor of fashion art, design, and history of clothing and has been teaching at the Fashion Institute of Technology for over 30 years. In 1999, she received the Chancellor's Award for Excellence in Teaching. She has conducted numerous seminars on historical costume as well as design and product development and has worked in the fashion industry as an illustrator, designer, and consultant, specializing in the designer sportswear, knitwear, and intimate apparel markets. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Portfolio Presentation for Fashion Designers : Fourth Edition

Fairchild Books, 2018

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...Julia Jeong Ju Kang, Fashion Institute of TechnologyA résumé is a marketing tool—a brief summary of your qualifications to sell yourself to prospective employers. It should attract attention and spark interest, impress an employer...

Conclusion

Giulia Mensitieri

Giulia Mensitieri has a doctorate in social anthropology and ethnology from the École des Hautes Étudesen Sciences Sociales (EHESS) in Paris, France. Her research focuses on globalisation, the transformations of work, and the coveted imaginary worlds produced by contemporary capitalism. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Natasha Lehrer

Natasha Lehrer is an award-winning writer and translator. Her writing has appeared in the Guardian, the Times Literary Supplement and The Nation, and elsewhere. She has translated books by Nathalie Léger, Chantal Thomas, Georges Bataille, Robert Desnos, and the Dalai Lama, among others. She won a Rockower award for journalism in 2016, and in 2017 her co-translation (with Cécile Menon) of Suite for Barbara Loden, by Nathalie Léger, won the Scott Moncrieff Translation Prize. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Most Beautiful Job in the World : Lifting the Veil on the Fashion Industry

Bloomsbury Visual Arts, 2020

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...‘The difficulty of our occupation is compensated for by the beauty of what we create.’Designer Narciso Rodriguez, in Le Jour d’avant, Loïc Prigent.Designer Narciso Rodriguez, in Le Jour d’avant, Loïc Prigent.‘Everyone wants this. Everyone...

Learning to Document Performance at a Specialty Retailer

Joseph H. Hancock

Joseph Hancock, II is an international authority in the area of fashion branding as a form of storytelling. He released his book Brand/Story: Ralph, Vera, Johnny, Billy and Other Adventures in Fashion Branding (2009), now to be released in a 2nd Edition in 2016 to be called Brand/Story: Explorations and Cases in Fashion Branding. His works on branding and storytelling have appeared in such publications as The Brand Challenge by Kartikeya Kompella (Kogan Page 2016) and Strategic Design Thinking by Natalie Nixon (Bloomsbury, 2015). He has also published two coedited books, Fashion in Popular Culture (2013) and Global Fashion Brands (2014) with Intellect Publishing through The University of Chicago Press. Dr. Hancock is the principal editor of the peer-reviewed journal Fashion, Style and Popular Culture (Intellect Publishers). He is Executive Director for Events for the Popular Culture/American Culture Associations (PCA/ACA) and was their 2009 recipient of the Felicia F. Campbell Award for Area Chairs. He has been awarded Drexel's 2008 Steinbright Cooperative Career Center's faculty of the year and recently received the 2011 Stanley J. Gwiazda Professorship Award. Dr. Hancock has received over $100,000 in grants, fellowships and awards and has generated $13,000 in corporate gifts for Drexel University. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Judy K. Miler

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Introductory business case

...Learning Objectives Upon completion of this case, students should be able to: Compare the management styles of Joe’s two general managers. Explain the communication problems in this case. Identify the reason for Joe’s poor performance...

Writing a Résumé and Letter of Application

Michele M. Granger

Michele M. Granger is a full professor in the Fashion and Interior Design Department, College of Business Administration, at Missouri State University, US. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Fashion Intern

Fairchild Publications, 2010

Book chapter

...To develop an eye-catching and effective résuméTo understand the purposes and potential of tailoring your résumé for specific employersTo construct a letter...

Internship or First Job: Building Your Career

Linda Tain

Linda Tain is a professor of fashion art, design, and history of clothing and has been teaching at the Fashion Institute of Technology for over 30 years. In 1999, she received the Chancellor's Award for Excellence in Teaching. She has conducted numerous seminars on historical costume as well as design and product development and has worked in the fashion industry as an illustrator, designer, and consultant, specializing in the designer sportswear, knitwear, and intimate apparel markets. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Portfolio Presentation for Fashion Designers : Fourth Edition

Fairchild Books, 2018

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...Ahra Gho, Fashion Institute of TechnologyInterviewing can be a nerve-wracking experience or an extremely positive one. Good preparation can lessen the anxiety and put you in control, ultimately shortening your job search.The more you know...

Careers in Fashion

Jay Diamond

Jay Diamond is Professor Emeritus at Nassau Community College, where he served as the Chair of the Fashion, Marketing, and Retailing Department as well as the Dean of Business. His honors include the Distinguished Professor of the State University of New York, as well as the first Distinguished Achievement Award at Nassau Community College. Diamond has written numerous textbooks on fashion, retailing, and marketing. In addition, he is the creative force for Diamond Educational Productions, a company that specializes in fashion, retailing, marketing, and professional development videos. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Ellen Diamond

Ellen Diamond is Professor Emerita at Nassau Community College in the Fashion, Marketing, and Retailing Department. She is an internationally recognized artist specializing in original acrylics on canvas and giclee prints. Her works are in public and private collections throughout the world. She has co-authored many texts on fashion and retailing, including The World of Fashion, 5th Edition (Fairchild Books, 2013) and Retail Advertising and Promotion (Fairchild Books, 2011). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The World of Fashion

Fairchild Publications, 2013

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...A love of fashion makes the economy go round. After you have completed this chapter, you will be able to discuss:Employment opportunities in the various segments of the fashion industry.Techniques for a successful job interview.How...

Getting into Fashion, Creating a Persona, Coping in Fashion, Getting out of Fashion

Giulia Mensitieri

Giulia Mensitieri has a doctorate in social anthropology and ethnology from the École des Hautes Étudesen Sciences Sociales (EHESS) in Paris, France. Her research focuses on globalisation, the transformations of work, and the coveted imaginary worlds produced by contemporary capitalism. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Natasha Lehrer

Natasha Lehrer is an award-winning writer and translator. Her writing has appeared in the Guardian, the Times Literary Supplement and The Nation, and elsewhere. She has translated books by Nathalie Léger, Chantal Thomas, Georges Bataille, Robert Desnos, and the Dalai Lama, among others. She won a Rockower award for journalism in 2016, and in 2017 her co-translation (with Cécile Menon) of Suite for Barbara Loden, by Nathalie Léger, won the Scott Moncrieff Translation Prize. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Most Beautiful Job in the World : Lifting the Veil on the Fashion Industry

Bloomsbury Visual Arts, 2020

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...Getting into fashion I met Philip in a trendy bar in the centre of Brussels, in the heart of a neighbourhood filled with fashion boutiques, where he both lives and works. In his late forties, he used to work for various Parisian fashion...

Resume Development

Janace Bubonia-Clarke

Janace Bubonia-Clarke is an Associate Professor and Chair of the Department of Design, Merchandising & Textiles at Texas Christian University. She has taught classes in design and product development, fashion illustration, fashion show production, promotion, and textile testing among others. She is a member of the International Textile and Apparel Association and the American Association of Textile Chemists and Colorists. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Phyllis Borcherding

Phyllis Borcherding, ITAA, is an Assistant Professor at the University of Cincinnati. A member of the International Textiles and Apparel Association and the American Association of Textile Chemists and Colorists, she has taught courses in apparel product development, fashion buying and merchandising, and textiles. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Developing and Branding the Fashion Merchandising Portfolio

Fairchild Publications, 2007

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...It is natural for people to allow first impressions to form, especially at job interviews. The merchandising portfolio model enables you to capitalize on this opportunity and successfully communicate your brand identity. Making a positive...

Interview Insights

Joanne Ciresi Barrett

Joanne Ciresi Barrett is a freelance designer specializing in active sportswear and owner of Joanne Ciresi Barrett Designs. She was an instructor at Massachusetts College of Art and Design in Boston for seven years, teaching fashion illustration, portfolio presentation, and accessory design courses. A graduate of the Fashion Institute of Technology, her career spans 14 years as a designer/design director for major fashion firms, such as Oleg Cassini Sport, Le Coq Sportif, Danskin, and Reebok, International. Ciresi Barrett worked closely with celebrity athletes developing high-tech performance garments, and travelled the world to report on design trends and to maintain design production standards for her clients. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Designing Your Fashion Portfolio : From Concept to Presentation

Fairchild Publications, 2013

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...Prepare for entry-level, design-related interviews in the apparel industry.Anticipate questions from interviewers.Follow up interviews with thank you notes.Throughout the text, you have seen a wide range of portfolio styles and explored...