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Advice for Younger Job Seekers

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We surveyed over 100 fashion industry recruiters to get their advice for younger job seekers.  Here is their advice:

#1. Emphasize a willingness to help the company.

#2. Do not have an entitlement mentality.

#3. Research companies prior to the interview.

#4. Be flexible.

#5. Be professional.

Unlike the advice for older job seekers, there was very little mention of resume formatting or technical skills. Overwhelmingly, the advice from fashion industry recruiters dealt with attitude (numbers 1, 2 and 4).

The takeaway?  Younger job seekers need to realize that companies are not there to help them achieve their goals rather, the exact opposite is true.

Our advice is to approach every interview from a value standpoint and prove to the interviewer that you are a good return on the company’s investment. Show that you are flexible and prove that you are a team player.

This article was originally posted on StylePortfolios.com 

Chris Kidd is the owner of StyleCareers.com, StylePortfolios.com, StyleDispatch.com, FashionCareerFairs.com and MayoroftheMall.com.