Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Fashion Industry Job Sites

I know someone interested in changing careers to enter the design industry, focusing on fashion. I found a bunch of job search sites for the fashion industry. I said to her:

"Looking at the jobs will give you an idea of what is out there and what kind of qualifications you need to have. That information is essential for you to craft a plan for getting to where you want to go."

Starting a career change is as much about gathering information from external sources as it is about gathering internal information about what moves you, challenges you, excites you. So these are places to explore the fashion bug!

on-line career center of WWD and Footwear News. Has many jobs of many types, including 144 today in NYC. Lots of footwear jobs, as well as apparel.

The best companies, the most jobs: "Use StyleCareers to find your next job in the fashion industry"
Many jobs are on this site today including more than 250 jobs in NYC.

the guide to all things chic with "an abundance of hip positions and internships"
Fewer jobs than the first two sites, but still plenty, with wide variety. 14 today in NYC.

A CreativeJobsCentral.com site: The best source of fashion industry jobs
Need to give them your e-mail address to enter site. Then you cannot see jobs unless you join the site. Membership costs between $10.50 for each of 3 months and $13.99 for 1 month. They claim 4000+ jobs. Because of the restriction, it's hard to tell if they actually have the jobs.

We have the best opportunities for every type of fashion job! At 24 Seven, we work with some of the top names in the fashion industry. Our clients have hundreds of freelance and full time positions available. Apply today for a career in: accessories and apparel design, advertising, entertainment, action sports, home furnishings, marketing, corporate retail and beauty.
This company does recruiting for the industry and its ads and jobs are also featured on fashioncareers.com and stylecareers.com.

"Browse fashion jobs across the country in a variety of industries, or post your resume for potential employers to see. Your fashion career could start right here!"
76 jobs today from past 90 days were posted. 29 were in LA and 11 in NY.

"careers made to fit"
This site appears to have very few jobs overall, none today in NYC.

www.apparelsearch.com/employment and www.apparelsearch.com
"Apparel Search is an apparel industry directory providing members of the fashion industry with links to virtually every aspect of apparel, fashion, textiles, and clothing."
These sites warehouse fashion jobs from other Internet sites. Today they had 1,459 jobs from around the Web.

"Vault will be the indispensable provider of information and solutions for professionals and students who are pursuing and managing high-potential careers. We will achieve this goal by delivering the timely and actionable insider information and advice that allows them to define and achieve personal success at every stage of their careers."

You must join the site to see jobs; two levels of membership, Basic which is free and Gold which costs a minimum of $45 ($15 for each of 3 months). While there isn't a "fashion" category of jobs, by entering "fashion" into the search engine as a keyword, it looked like there were 9 jobs in NY today.

So you want to do fashion for a living? Find out more about the best jobs and where to find them.
This really is a basic research site to learn more about the kinds of jobs there are in fashion and become familiar with the various companies and hiring agencies. While the site appears to have a job search capability (divided into Fashion, Merchandising, Retail and Fashion Design), the links take you to sites full of advertising. Use only for research!

A group of human resources and executive search professionals from different industries.
This also is a membership site. To view the most jobs, you need to join www.fashionjobspro.com. Minimum is $14.95 for one month, $45.95 for six months and $54.95 for 12 months. You can also join at different levels, which may include a resume review and a coaching session (also available for separate fees).

Fashion Industry jobs employment careers!
Many jobs are in LA, Hong Kong and Dubai (only a couple in NY).

PartnerUp is a Web 2.0 online community for small business owners and entrepreneurs. We enable business owners and entrepreneurs to connect with other business-minded people. They can get advice and answers to their questions, find helpful resources, or simply chat about whatever issues are facing their businesses.
While it was suggested on several sites for networking, I'm not sure how because I'm not yet familiar with the site's capacity.

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