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Welcome to the Evisors Webinar
Visit us online at www.evisors.com
From Mannequins to Management:
Careers in Retail, Fashio...
Careers in Retail, Fashion & Luxury
I. About Whitney
II. Overview of the retail industry
III. How to research the industry...
About Whitney
 Graduate of The Wharton School (MBA ‘11), The Medill School of
Northwestern University (MSJ, ‘05), and Duk...
Careers in Retail, Fashion & Luxury
I. About Whitney
II. Overview of the retail industry
III. How to research the industry...
Overview of the
Retail, Fashion & Luxury Industry
Does the Devil
Really Wear Prada?
Hosted by: Career Advisors on Demand.....
Overview of the
Retail Industry
Luxury
Conglomerates
LVMH
Gucci Group
Richemont
Monobrand
Companies
Ralph Lauren
Burberry
...
Retail Industry: Roles & Functions
Merchandising (Associate Buyer, Merchandise Manager)
Marketing (Brand Manager)
Planning...
Careers in Retail, Fashion & Luxury
I. About Whitney
II. Overview of the retail industry
III. How to research the industry...
Researching the Industry
• Women’s Wear Daily
• Firm websites
• Store Visits (both that retailer and its competitors)
• We...
Careers in Retail, Fashion & Luxury
I. About Whitney
II. Overview of the retail industry
III. How to research the industry...
What are Firms Looking For?
Passion
Aesthetic
sensibility
Humility
Creativity
Analytical
skills
Teamwork
Time
management
H...
Careers in Retail, Fashion & Luxury
I. About Whitney
II. Overview of the retail industry
III. How to research the industry...
What to Expect in the Interview
The recruiting process
• Largely independent
• Focus with blinders!
The interview process
...
Careers in Retail, Fashion & Luxury
I. About Whitney
II. Overview of the retail industry
III. How to research the industry...
Q&A
Hosted by:See the rest at evisors.com/webinars/webinar/27
Questions & Answers
Question 1:
What are the benefits of tailored vs.
structured programs?
Hosted by:See the answer at evi...
Questions & Answers
Question 2:
Is it easier to transition into a structured
program if you are switching careers?
Hosted ...
Questions & Answers
Question 3:
What other major trends are you seeing in
the industry today?
Hosted by:See the answer at ...
Questions & Answers
Question 4:
What are the typical characteristics of
retail/fashion executives?
Hosted by:See the answe...
Questions & Answers
Question 5:
What blogs and resources do you
recommend within the retail/fashion
industry?
Hosted by:Se...
Questions & Answers
Question 6:
Who are the leaders in e-commerce and
online merchandising?
Hosted by:See the answer at ev...
Questions & Answers
Question 7:
Given your experience in retail, what do you
enjoy the most? What do you enjoy the
least? ...
Thanks for Joining & Good Luck!
Book your session with Whitney at
www.evisors.com/expert/1612
23Hosted by:See the rest at ...
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  1. 1. Welcome to the Evisors Webinar Visit us online at www.evisors.com From Mannequins to Management: Careers in Retail, Fashion & Luxury featuring Whitney Beckett Hosted by: Career Advisors on Demand..com/webinars
  2. 2. Careers in Retail, Fashion & Luxury I. About Whitney II. Overview of the retail industry III. How to research the industry IV. What are firms looking for? V. What to expect in the interview VI. Q&A Hosted by: Career Advisors on Demand..com/webinars
  3. 3. About Whitney  Graduate of The Wharton School (MBA ‘11), The Medill School of Northwestern University (MSJ, ‘05), and Duke University (BA ’04)  Associate Buyer at Ralph Lauren, in charge of women’s merchandising for Club Monaco’s new e-commerce site, which launches in the next week  Former Sportswear News Editor at Women’s Wear Daily  Co-President of the Retail Club at Wharton  Co-Chair of Shop for Success, Dress for Success’ junior board’s annual benefit Hosted by: Career Advisors on Demand..com/webinars
  4. 4. Careers in Retail, Fashion & Luxury I. About Whitney II. Overview of the retail industry III. How to research the industry IV. What are firms looking for? V. What to expect in the interview VI. Q&A Hosted by: Career Advisors on Demand..com/webinars
  5. 5. Overview of the Retail, Fashion & Luxury Industry Does the Devil Really Wear Prada? Hosted by: Career Advisors on Demand..com/webinars
  6. 6. Overview of the Retail Industry Luxury Conglomerates LVMH Gucci Group Richemont Monobrand Companies Ralph Lauren Burberry Coach Nike Tiffany & Co. Mainstream Conglomerate Wholesalers PVH Jones Group Liz Claiborne (Fifth & Pacific) Vertical Retailers J. Crew Gap URBN Traditional Retailers Macy’s Target Neiman Marcus Wal-Mart Hosted by: Career Advisors on Demand..com/webinars
  7. 7. Retail Industry: Roles & Functions Merchandising (Associate Buyer, Merchandise Manager) Marketing (Brand Manager) Planning Strategy Business Development Finance Investor Relations Production Store Operations Product Design & Development Customer Insights Post-MBA annual salary range: $80,000 - $120,000 Hosted by: Career Advisors on Demand..com/webinars
  8. 8. Careers in Retail, Fashion & Luxury I. About Whitney II. Overview of the retail industry III. How to research the industry IV. What are firms looking for? V. What to expect in the interview VI. Q&A Hosted by:See the rest at evisors.com/webinars/webinar/27
  9. 9. Researching the Industry • Women’s Wear Daily • Firm websites • Store Visits (both that retailer and its competitors) • WetFeet Insiders Guide to Careers in Retail Hosted by:See the rest at evisors.com/webinars/webinar/27
  10. 10. Careers in Retail, Fashion & Luxury I. About Whitney II. Overview of the retail industry III. How to research the industry IV. What are firms looking for? V. What to expect in the interview VI. Q&A Hosted by:See the rest at evisors.com/webinars/webinar/27
  11. 11. What are Firms Looking For? Passion Aesthetic sensibility Humility Creativity Analytical skills Teamwork Time management Hosted by:See the rest at evisors.com/webinars/webinar/27
  12. 12. Careers in Retail, Fashion & Luxury I. About Whitney II. Overview of the retail industry III. How to research the industry IV. What are firms looking for? V. What to expect in the interview VI. Q&A Hosted by:See the rest at evisors.com/webinars/webinar/27
  13. 13. What to Expect in the Interview The recruiting process • Largely independent • Focus with blinders! The interview process • Dress for it! • Less Structure • Passion for the brand • Offer a proposal of how could help Hosted by:See the rest at evisors.com/webinars/webinar/27
  14. 14. Careers in Retail, Fashion & Luxury I. About Whitney II. Overview of the retail industry III. How to research the industry IV. What are firms looking for? V. What to expect in the interview VI. Q&A Hosted by:See the rest at evisors.com/webinars/webinar/27
  15. 15. Q&A Hosted by:See the rest at evisors.com/webinars/webinar/27
  16. 16. Questions & Answers Question 1: What are the benefits of tailored vs. structured programs? Hosted by:See the answer at evisors.com/webinars/webinar/27
  17. 17. Questions & Answers Question 2: Is it easier to transition into a structured program if you are switching careers? Hosted by:See the answer at evisors.com/webinars/webinar/27
  18. 18. Questions & Answers Question 3: What other major trends are you seeing in the industry today? Hosted by:See the answer at evisors.com/webinars/webinar/27
  19. 19. Questions & Answers Question 4: What are the typical characteristics of retail/fashion executives? Hosted by:See the answer at evisors.com/webinars/webinar/27
  20. 20. Questions & Answers Question 5: What blogs and resources do you recommend within the retail/fashion industry? Hosted by:See the answer at evisors.com/webinars/webinar/27
  21. 21. Questions & Answers Question 6: Who are the leaders in e-commerce and online merchandising? Hosted by:See the answer at evisors.com/webinars/webinar/27
  22. 22. Questions & Answers Question 7: Given your experience in retail, what do you enjoy the most? What do you enjoy the least? What do you find most surprising? Hosted by:See the answer at evisors.com/webinars/webinar/27
  23. 23. Thanks for Joining & Good Luck! Book your session with Whitney at www.evisors.com/expert/1612 23Hosted by:See the rest at evisors.com/webinars/webinar/27
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