Tag Archive | communication

Getting Prepared

Resume checklist

Resume checklist

There are numerous skills needed to be a fashion buyer; however, here are a few main points that interviewers are looking for in their new hirees.

Essential Skills:

  • Good analytical skills
  • Creativity
  • The ability to recognize future trends
  • Excellent commercial awareness
  • Communication skills
  • Confidence and presentation skills
  • Ability to make decisions under pressure
  • Negotiation skills

Below are very educational websites that will keep you informed on the latest trends, analysis and research.

WGSN

StyleSight

Knowing and immersing yourself in fashion skills will benefit your interviewing process.  I did not know about these sites so I am definitely going to use these as helpful tools.  Also, having a broader vision of international fashion trends will make you one step ahead of everyone else who hasn’t done their research.

Retail Choice

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Retail Fashion Buyer – Interview

Business management

Business management

“You have to really enjoy business management first and product second and understand that in your career, if you really are truly a good merchant, you should be able to buy widgets, gadgets, and designer clothing exactly the same. You should be as good a buyer buying staple guns for the Home Depot as you are buying Couture.”

Retail Fashion Buyer Interview

This quote gives an inside scoop of the profession of a retail fashion buyer.  Gaining information by the buyer seems more useful to me since it’s knowledge from the actual place I’d like to be in one day.

It’s very important to know that knowledge in business management is higher in priority than the knowledge in the products.  It makes me feel more comfortable knowing my Communications degree will definitely be beneficial when negotiating, advertising, targeting audiences, and building relationships.