We all know the fashion industry is a tricky one to get into.
It's extremely competitive and it will constantly feel like a million people are after the same job as you.
But whether you want to be a designer, stylist, photographer, or model; these tips will have you on your way to nabbing your dream fashion job.
1. Don't be afraid to stand out
A lot of people are going after the same job as you are; it's a fact. But don't be put off by that, it just means that you will need to work hard to stand out from the crowd.
Dress to impress, research the industry and the people working in it – anything that will get you ahead of others.
2. Maintain good relationships
Sure, if you bag an internship it might be all coffee runs and photocopying – especially if you're in a bigger company – but any internship will lead you to great contacts.
It's really important to meet and network with people in the fashion industry, as you will never know when you might need them; or visa versa.
3. Focus your energy on achieving your goals
There's no point working yourself silly, just to benefit someone else. Concentrate on your own goal and how you will achieve that goal.
Set out steps to follow and don't let anyone sway you away from them.
4. Expect to make sacrifices
Money, a social life and sleep are a few luxuries you might have to live without and coffee will become your new best friend!
Unfortunately, most internships in fashion are unpaid (at the start, anyway) – but we can't express enough how valuable internships are.
If you want to make it, you need to work hard and not give into temptation – and DON'T give up.
5. Do one thing every day that brings you closer to your goal
It can be as simple as an Instagram post or creating a blog, but doing one thing every day will help you to stay focused.
Buy some new fabric, read a book about fashion, visit a gallery for inspiration, it can be anything, just as long as it's something.
6. Celebrate your achievements
With champagne and a nap!
7. Success is a numbers game
You will get turned down and have set backs; it's hard but it's true. But believe us, for every job that turns you down, it just means something bigger and better is coming your way.
You applied for three jobs, and only received one reply? That's OK, your time will come. Just remember to not give up and throw all your hard work away, if you want it enough, you WILL get it.