THINGS TO KNOW ABOUT CV/RESUME IN FASHION INDUSTRY (P.1)
Apart from portfolio, CV/Resume is also an important factor to help the recruiters have an overview of your abilities and experiences to successfully apply for a university or a fashion company.
SIMPLE & EASY-TO-READ LAYOUT
Many people misunderstand that Resume or CV in the fashion industry should be designed with colors, fashionable and creative. In fact, fashion brands also prefer easy-to-read and logically presented Resumes without personal photos. Simplicity is another perspective of professionalism.
CLEARLY STATE MAIN EXPERTISE
The fashion industry has many fields and diverse professions. (For example, Dior has nearly 20 departments from design, technical to tradition, event, human resources, sales, etc.).
To be accepted into a specific position, your Resume needs to clearly demonstrate your expertise and relevant skills. Each place of application will need to adjust their resumes based on the specific job requirements.
EXPERTISE IN COSTUMES
If you apply for the "Fashion Design Intern" or "Design Assistant" internship, mention your personal experience with the types of costumes you have made (high-street, RTW, haute couture). Moreover, use some fashion-related technical terms in the "key responsibilities" section.
NO MORE THAN 2 PAGES
Showing too many extracurricular activities and experiences unrelated to the fashion industry will make your Resume weaker. Choose the most valuable experiences and summarize them within 1-2 pages.
Focus on updating recent events and jobs, especially if it is in the fashion industry field.
LACK OF EXPERIENCE, COMPENSATING WITH SKILLS
For those who do not have much experience in internships or event organization in the fashion industry, this does not mean that you cannot write a CV and apply for a job in the fashion industry.
Mention skills or the knowledge you learned in your field of study (coursework includes ...) that will serve the position you apply for, especially skills in aesthetics, creativity, art, image making, research, etc..