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About Resumes & Portfolios

Fashion designers held about 17,000 jobs in 2004, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). And that's just one of many exciting fashion jobs out there, from merchandising to marketing, retail, and more. Your fashion resume and portfolio are your tickets to launching a fashion career. Follow these tips to help your job search take off.

A High-Flying Fashion Resume

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Your fashion resume is the first thing potential employers will see--and you only have about 20 seconds to grab their attention and get an interview. Follow these tips to make sure your resume hits the mark:

Landing the Job with the Right Portfolio

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Your portfolio demonstrates your technical abilities, perhaps in drawing, design development, problem solving, or use of color. Here are some tips for a great portfolio:

Don't let go of your dreams of a job in fashion. With the right resume and portfolio, you could be flying high in a colorful fashion career.

Cover Letter Guide

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Business protocol dictates that your resume be accompanied by a cover letter. A cover can be an effective tool to promote your candidacy. There are numerous do's and don'ts.
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