As a fashion graduate myself, one thing that I learned early on is that you need some retail experience to get a start.
I have learned many valuable lessons about work life and about the fashion industry. My advice is to choose wisely on where you get your retail experience. It can be a great experience, so you want to make it count!
One place I would suggest is ANN INC. since they have very similar values as Miss Millennia Magazine when it comes to women in the workplace. One of their mottos is “Fit is Everything,” which goes beyond just a garment fitting your body properly. “FIT” is more than what looks good. It needs to feel good, too. Fit is understanding what makes a woman tick. Her multi-layered, inner fire and natural desire to share her best self.
If you are unfamiliar with the ANN INC. brand, they are the corporate head of ANN Taylor, LOFT, and Lou & Grey. Another plus for ANN INC. is that they are the only retailer to win the Gallup Great Workplace Award. Talk about achievement!
If you visit their site at ANNCareers.com, you will notice that there are several opportunities available. You can see their retail locations near your area if you are looking for retail work. They also have corporate career opportunities. A few of their Corporate Career opportunities include:
- Planner: Manage and plan merchandise inventory positions to drive departmental sales, inventory, profit and turnover objectives.
- Senior Designer: Oversee the design process from conception to final prototype for assigned products.
- Project Manager for Omnichannel Architecture: Strategically partner with key business stakeholders to implement projects based on the approved project roadmap.
There were over 30 open corporate positions when I looked, and numerous retail positions, depending on your location. Are you ANN INC.’s next must-have? Start a career with ANN INC. today!
If you want to learn more about ANN INC., I encourage you to like them on their social media channels below.
In honor of this women-forward company, Miss Millennia Magazine will be hosting a gift card giveaway. Follow ANN INC. on their Twitter, Instagram, or Linkedin account and you could be selected to win a $25 ANN INC gift card. You must be a US resident and 18+ to win.