So recently I’ve been thinking a lot about my career. I spend hours looking at jobs to get a real understanding of what I want to do in the future. I currently work for Next as Retail Apprentice. I love fashion and think I’d like to pursue a career within this industry.
Option 1: Visual Merchandising
This is one of the jobs I have found interesting and appealing to myself. It’s all about presenting the clothing in a way which appeals to the customer. It’s a highly creative job, and while it seems challenging – it also seems like a lot of fun.
Option 2: Merchandising
This seems A LOT more challenging. Merchandising is a vast array of different things – ranging from stock allocation to creating phase stories for stores to follow when putting out stock. It also involves a lot of numerical work according to most job sites.
Option 3: Buying
Buying the clothing that shops are going to stock. I have to stay this seems the most exciting. Imagine travelling all over the world discovering talented designers and beautiful stock for the shops. Obviously it seems a lot of hard work but so rewarding I’m sure.
Very hard decision!
Anybody do any of those jobs or anything similar? I’d love to know more about what its really like.