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ITFI Career Development Networking

The Art of Cold Outreach: How to Build Valuable Connections to Advance Your Fashion Career

Cold outreach is the secret weapon that can transform your fashion career. This post tackles the art of reaching out to industry professionals you’ve never met before to build relationships. Learn how to identify and research potential mentors, collaborators and opportunities. Discover tips for crafting personalized…

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ITFI Career Development

Networking Strategies for Recent Grads: How to Use Your Network to Reach Your Career Goals

Remember that moment when you tossed your graduation cap high into the air, ready to start reaching your career goals in the industry? You probably envisioned yourself diving into the fashion industry, ready to leave your mark. But the reality is – your degree didn’t come with a golden ticket to your…

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Career Development ITFI

5 Strategies to Help You Create Your Personal Cold Email List to Grow Your Network

APPLE PODCASTS ⠀⠀⠀SPOTIFY ⠀⠀⠀ AMAZON MUSIC Cold emails are a powerful way to start conversations that give you the opportunity to make new connections. They’re especially effective when you’re trying to find internships or volunteer opportunities or if you’re a freelancer who’s looking to connect with new companies and be added to their roster. Usually, …

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Fashion Week Career ITFI

How Being a Fashion Week Volunteer Can Help Advance Your Professional Career

APPLE PODCASTS ⠀⠀⠀SPOTIFY ⠀⠀⠀ AMAZON MUSIC The very first time I set foot backstage as a Fashion Week volunteer … …in 2006, yes, it was a long time ago, I probably looked like that emoji with the stars for eyes … I’m not even kidding. At the time, I was in college while also working …

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Networking ITFI

Why Networking is Important for Your Fashion Career & 4 Misconceptions That Will Change Everything

To many people, the word networking is panic-inducing… But I promise you that by understanding the fundamentals of what it is, how it can help your career and clearing up misconceptions that people mistakenly take as truth, you will feel more comfortable with the entire notion of it. APPLE PODCASTS ⠀⠀⠀SPOTIFY ⠀⠀⠀ AMAZON MUSIC The …

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How to Find the Fashion Internship That Will Launch Your Career

Ask anyone in fashion how they got their start in the industry and many, if not all, will tell you it was because of an internship; this includes celebrity designers! Once upon a time (before they were the designers we know and love), Stella McCartney interned at Christian Lacroix and Tom Ford was an intern …

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Networking Pandemic

How to Network & Stay Informed of Fashion Industry News During the Pandemic

Back in March, no one imagined the world would turn into the craziness we are living through today. However, even in the face of a pandemic, it’s important to continue networking and staying updated on fashion industry news. Working from home has given many companies the inspiration to think outside the box in order to …