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Thank you so much BetteT your answer is very helpful! And thank you for all the links that you showed me!
And of course that I am planning to move to one of these cities, but so far I'm stuck in Aberdeen for another 2 years and a half. And in a way I want to plan my 'escape' because I don't want to move to London or NY without any kind of experience or without knowing what to do, where to go.
Once again thanks a lot!

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What are the best fashion job sites?
Can someone recommend job sites that particularly cater to fashion related jobs? I am especially interested in jobs located in Europe.

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I'm experienced but want to break into Digital Fashion
I have about 5-7 years professional experience, and have worked with some of the top advertising firms in NYC, but don't have in depth experience with fashion marketing.

My professional experience is really good and I'm able to land Digital Marketing interviews at some great non-fashion companies (think AOL, Digitas, Disney, The New York Times, etc...).

My first love is digital and back when I started out in my career "digital fashion" wasn't as numerous as it is today.

How do I break into the digital aspect of the fashion industry? I feel like I'm hitting a brick wall at landing interviews or getting TAKEN SERIOUSLY. I also feel like I NEED to work in digital fashion to feel like I'm doing something I seriously love.

Any advice appreciated.

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I merged your thread into the existing thread that we have for this type of question ... we try to keep similar questions in one place.

I wish I could offer some real advice ... but I don't actually know what the job is that you are applying for. I'm assuming that "digital fashion" is just graphic arts or something.

However ... it's very well known that for most creative jobs in fashion, you have to know someone to get in ... need to be connected somehow. There are thousands of people chomping at the bit to get a jobs at fashion companies, designers, fashion magazines, etc. so you need the extra boost of having someone with an in who will recommend you.

That is why fashion college students intern ... to make those contacts. But, if you are not in college, you will have to find another way in. It's not easy ... but I suggest to network with fashion people who work at the companies you'd like to work for. Or take a lesser job, just to get in ... whatever it takes.

Here's a short discussion that might interest you:

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Hi Bette, thanks so much for your response!
By "digital fashion" I meant for myself something like Digital Marketing Manager/Project Manager/Web Producer. When I started out my first love was all things INTERNET, I loved the internet and wanted to work for companies that were progressive and involved with digital innovation in general (connecting people, beautiful user interfaces, smart content). But as clothing brands and fashion publications started catching on that the best way to market is online, there are now more than ever before departments focusing solely on digital efforts. And I want to be entrenched in these digital efforts! That's my story.
So I guess the best way to do this is to network? I was thinking of doing something as crazy as doing an unpaid internship in digital marketing for a fashion publication/brand, in order to make those connections and get the experience. But it's crazy because of my background, and I could get a well paying job working in NON-fashion.
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Aren't there firms that do this for clients? If so, do any of them specialize in the "fashion" clients?

They, in themselves, would not be in fashion, but if you worked at a company like this on some of their fashion accounts, it might help you in 2 ways. One, to be able to put the client's names on your resume (in that you did work for such and such companies). And two, you might have some client contact (fashion clients). That would be a great way to network. They would get to know both you and your work and you could snoop around and see if they knew of any companies that had in house digital design/tech departments who might need your talents ... and you could ask them for referrals too. Just a thought .....

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^Thats another school that I've been thinking about. I visited the campus a few years when my cousin was at school and it's one of the prettiest I've ever seen. Also, family connections always help, right? And they have a creative writing degree and film too. So I wouldn't feel the pressure to choose completely right away. Another school I've been looking at is NYU. They have journalism/writing as well. And it's quite liberal arts based.

And I think if I don't get into any schools in New York then Boston is okay as well. So Emerson college is another possibility.

Talking about NYU.. I applied to NYU last week, with an economics major. Even though I want to work in the fashion industry, I've always wanted to take a more general major. For the fashion part... Living in the city that never sleeps will do the rest I guess (What do you guys think?). I only applied to big cities like NYC and LA for that reason (with the few exception of Boston for its studies-focused type of city)

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is there like a website that cann guide you or some how tell you what career will be best for you? i dont know if it make sence. >_<

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^i would want that website too. but I doubt that it would really help.

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i know but just like to give an idea. if we are in the right track. or to help people make they decisions easier.

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ok so, i've recently graduated in a BA in fashion journalism in london, and have always liked media & marketing

i'm now looking for a change and wanted to look for a masters or some sort of post graduate degree in nyc in the areas i'm interested in. could anyone advise me? right now i'm lost in the new school website and have requested every single brochure, i'm so confused!

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is there like a website that cann guide you or some how tell you what career will be best for you? i dont know if it make sence. >_<
Not necessarily a guide to what career is best but College Board is fantastic when it comes to searching for colleges. You can search by majors/location of schools/gpa/etc. They also have part of the website which explains what certain majors are about. I used it in high school to find schools and now I'm using it again. Maybe it would help to search potential majors in order to discover a career?

http://www.collegeboard.org/

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help! which internship?
This might be somewhat pointless since it ultimately depends on what I really want to do for the rest of my life. The problem is that I really, really don't know right now, and it seems like I need to somehow make a decision this week. So any opinions or advice from people who have entered the industry about what would be a better career move would be appreciated!

I am a fashion design major currently interested in the possibilities of graphic design related to fashion, fashion design research and development, and graduate school for fashion history only if I can get a scholarship. This is my last summer before I graduate, and so I feel pressure that how I spend this summer will have a large influence on what I do after I graduate.

Currently I have the following options:

A) a 1-2 day internship with the Museum at FIT, helping them research/curate the fall exhibition which is closely related to my senior thesis topic

B ) a 3-4 day marketing internship with 80%20 the shoe company, where I would be doing some graphic design.

C) a 5 day graphic design internship with Ralph Lauren in their PAID design internship program

D) (not confirmed yet/haven't heard back so not definite) a 4 day graphic design internship with Barneys

In a perfect world, the Ralph Lauren internship would be 4 days a week and I could do it and FIT. Right now, my ideal situation is Barneys and FIT, but they refuse to answer my emails (I'm going to try calling them tomorrow).
So I basically need to decide between FIT and 80%20, or Ralph Lauren.

I was really excited for Ralph Lauren, the chance to be part of a structured program with a lot of other interns and things like speaker series and intern events is very appealing to me, it would be great experience/look great on my resume, and it's paid. They also often look to hire their interns. However, I tried talking to them and they can't let me do 4 days/week, so I couldn't do FIT.

I feel ridiculous turning down FIT since its such a rare opportunity. They usually only offer internships to grad students, but I was able to talk to an alumnus who works there about how their exhibit related to my thesis. I only want to go to grad school if I can get a scholarship, and this would probably make me a really good candidate. It would also help me decide whether or not I want to pursue this route, because I'm currently not sure.

But, if I take FIT, as of now, my only option is 80%20, which is a nice company, very, very small. But it's a marketing internship, which involves some graphic design but also more mundane excel spreadsheet/number crunching type things that I don't really want to do. There's no real way of telling how much of which I would be doing. It also seems more likely that I could get stuck doing assistant-type work/typical intern things that I have already done than I would be at a structured program like Ralph Lauren.

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