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  • 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. 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. 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. 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. Overview of the Retail, Fashion & Luxury Industry Does the Devil Really Wear Prada? Hosted by: Career Advisors on Demand..com/webinars
  • 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. Q&A Hosted by:See the rest at evisors.com/webinars/webinar/27
  • 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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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