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THINGS TO KNOW ABOUT CV/RESUME IN FASHION INDUSTRY (P.2)

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.

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DO NOT SKIP "COVER LETTER"

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A cover letter, or job application letter, is sometimes not required when applying for internships or scholarships, but it can be a significant bonus. If a resume is concise and logical, a cover letter helps you express your aspirations, goals, and enthusiasm for the fashion industry. A cover letter should be customized for each position/brand that you apply for.


LIMIT UNNECESSARY INFORMATION

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If you apply for an internship or job at a fashion brand, personal information from a few years ago such as high school level, extracurricular activities, clubs, etc., may no longer be relevant. It's important to list and self-assess your skills (such as illustration, AI, PTS, Adobe...) on a scale or in circles. In reality, the people who will evaluate you through your portfolio and interviews are the ones who matter.










PROACTIVE OFFICE

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Build a more professional image by using action verbs that convey a sense of proactivity. Instead of just listing your responsibilities, use action verbs to describe achievements. For instance, instead of writing "assisted in the design process", we can write "collaborated with the design team to create fashion collections".


PAY ATTENTION TO NUMBERS

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Special numbers represent key achievements, which are very important even for the fashion or art industries. How many collections have you designed, how many projects have you participated in, how many shows have you contributed to, and how much has your design contributed to increasing the revenue percentage of the old brand?





SHOWING CREATIVITY IN THE RIGHT PLACE

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Individual creativity when applying for a fashion industry job does not need to be fully expressed in the CV/Resume. A clear and professional layout with precise and selective language is already an advantage. Let the "ground" for the portfolio sent with your resume.


An international expert once said "If you want to impress me with your creativity, let your work speak for itself in your portfolio".

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