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Guest Laxntiga

I want in on the fashion industry. Fashion changes every season.... money is always spent! Everyone loves shopping right?!

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Working in the fashion industry myself I can tell you that the majority of fashion schools I've gone to, the majority of factories I've worked with and the majority of designers I've seen have a staff that is almost entirely korean or more than half. So this poster is not speaking out of ignorance, but a pretty true observation.

From what I understand and have heard from my korean friends, there apparently was a famous korean designer that made it big and studied at my school (Parsons), and he (or she?) cause an surge of interest in the fashion industry among koreans (not just women, the majority of males in fashion and enrolled in fashion schools have all been from korea)

I am thinking the term 'a lot' is a relative term. I wouldn't say there are a lot of asians females in the fashion industry. This is how I calculate: Total Number of asian females working in the fashion industry/Total amount of females with a college degree, currently employed. I dont know specific numbers, but I doubt there would be more than 10% of asian females in the fashion industry. Like... actually employeed by a designer/fashion marketing company/etc.

I know a couple people who went to parsons, indeed there are a lot of Korean's there, however there are MANY asian students all around the USA studying a variety of things. I hope the Korean people who went to Parsons didn't go because they were jumping on a trend, set by the one Korean designer, but because they really love what they do.

What is it about Koreans that make good staff for designers / factories? Other than that one famous Korean designer.... are there others who are as famous or made it 'big' like him/her? I am genuinely curious about the fashion industry in Asia. I help out my mom and she's in the fashion industry. Specifically the accessories market in Korea.

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I am thinking the term 'a lot' is a relative term. I wouldn't say there are a lot of asians females in the fashion industry. This is how I calculate: Total Number of asian females working in the fashion industry/Total amount of females with a college degree, currently employed. I dont know specific numbers, but I doubt there would be more than 10% of asian females in the fashion industry. Like... actually employeed by a designer/fashion marketing company/etc.

I know a couple people who went to parsons, indeed there are a lot of Korean's there, however there are MANY asian students all around the USA studying a variety of things. I hope the Korean people who went to Parsons didn't go because they were jumping on a trend, set by the one Korean designer, but because they really love what they do.

What is it about Koreans that make good staff for designers / factories? Other than that one famous Korean designer.... are there others who are as famous or made it 'big' like him/her? I am genuinely curious about the fashion industry in Asia. I help out my mom and she's in the fashion industry. Specifically the accessories market in Korea.

I don't get how your calculations reflect the number of asian females in the fashion industry. Shouldn't it be number of non-asian females vs number of asian females in the fashion industry? In any case, I don't think you have a real grasp of it and are just assuming/playing with numbers. I work out of New York, arguably the center of fashion in the States. In the case of the United states I can assure you that the majority of high end fashion designers, fabric houses and production facilities are either korean or chinese.

I certainly think this has more to do with the tradition of asian being a manufacturing continent (and the fact that the major industrial production machines come out of asia) While the famous korean design might have surged interest in fashion among the young koreans (in the same way project runway has done the same for young americans). And I think the fact that there are a lot of korean run facilities/places that staff a lot of korean designers/fashion technicians shows that there is a steady stream of those studying fashion and manufacturing, this being another reason that there are just a lot of employed korean women in the fashion industry, there's just a lot of them out there doing it. I would guesstimate that in an average classroom at parsons, at least half of the students will be korean females. This ratio I've seen also at FIT and RISD.

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I don't get how your calculations reflect the number of asian females in the fashion industry. Shouldn't it be number of non-asian females vs number of asian females in the fashion industry? In any case, I don't think you have a real grasp of it and are just assuming/playing with numbers. I work out of New York, arguably the center of fashion in the States. In the case of the United states I can assure you that the majority of high end fashion designers, fabric houses and production facilities are either korean or chinese.

I certainly think this has more to do with the tradition of asian being a manufacturing continent (and the fact that the major industrial production machines come out of asia) While the famous korean design might have surged interest in fashion among the young koreans (in the same way project runway has done the same for young americans). And I think the fact that there are a lot of korean run facilities/places that staff a lot of korean designers/fashion technicians shows that there is a steady stream of those studying fashion and manufacturing, this being another reason that there are just a lot of employed korean women in the fashion industry, there's just a lot of them out there doing it. I would guesstimate that in an average classroom at parsons, at least half of the students will be korean females. This ratio I've seen also at FIT and RISD.

You are right about the calculation. I'm not playing with numbers because I dont have any, I am questioning a theory.

I dont agree with what you said in your second paragraph. There may be many Korean designers, manufacturing companies and many students at Parsons/FIT/Etc. studying fashion in New York, however this isn't the case for all of the USA or the world for the matter. There are many Asian women studying a wide range of different things, all over the world. There may be higher concentrations of fashion students or people who work in the fashion industry in a specific region, however you can't assume "most" Korean or Asian women work in the fashion industry. This is the assumption the original poster stated.

I know there are A LOT of Asian students at FIT/Parsons/RISD studying fashion. However that's just a piece of the pie.

However, I would agree if someone said "most Asian women would like to work in the fashion industry" .... why would I agree? Because women love fashion! I am not saying Men don't; however, over all I would say women are more interested in how they look over men.

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I had an interview about a week ago and my interviewer said he'd contact me in a week, but so far he hasn't. I want to e-mail him to ask, but I'm not sure how to phrase it. Any tips?

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Guest dunpingy

Usually companies always promise results earlier than they actually deliver. Give them another week, and then I would call rather than e-mailing them.

Just remind them you interviewed for the position and ask for any updates on the process.

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I had an interview about a week ago and my interviewer said he'd contact me in a week, but so far he hasn't. I want to e-mail him to ask, but I'm not sure how to phrase it. Any tips?

Phrase it as, Dear <interviewer>, Thank you for the opportunity to meet with you in regards to <job position> at <company>. I just wanted to follow this up as to whether I'd be considered in a second interview. Thanks and kind regards.

Usually companies always promise results earlier than they actually deliver. Give them another week, and then I would call rather than e-mailing them.

Just remind them you interviewed for the position and ask for any updates on the process.

I wouldn't wait, I would call them or email them to show my ambition.

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Phrase it as, Dear <interviewer>, Thank you for the opportunity to meet with you in regards to <job position> at <company>. I just wanted to follow this up as to whether I'd be considered in a second interview. Thanks and kind regards.

I wouldn't wait, I would call them or email them to show my ambition.

you can alternatively ask about the status of your application for the position of *** instead of second interview :)

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Guest FlyingNun

working over here in finance industry at Merrill Lynch in Florida...looking to stay here for about two years and then move up north to Boston to be closer to family

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Guest Laxntiga

I'm looking to switch careers and wanted to get some info from you guys.

I am looking for a consulting or product marketing company in the fashion industry. Ok, it doesn't have to be in the fashion industry but it would be nice. Anyone know of any companies like the one I am looking for?

I decided work is work. If I have to be there, I might as well work with something I like, something I like to do. Somewhere I can be up and moving around, discussing ideas, excerise my creativity.

Thanks in advance!

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Just passed my 3 month probation at my new work place yesterday.

Yay for me!! Now to take more of their training and then get promoted or leave for a new workplace. xD

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Guest Yuki_Muto

I'm in my senior year of college right now...and will start working at a digital marketing agency in New York (Manhattan) right after I graduate.

-Yuki

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Guest lil_buddha_gal_2

Currently working at McDonalds. *hides*

i really do hate that place, but its good pay. Im trying to find another job.. psh. such as hassle.

My dream job is ...? dunno yet.. I really wanna be a barrister but i'll be 45 wen i become one.. hahah

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Guest ginger

I came to work today, taught one class, and was promptly told that it is a national testing day for the first year middle schoolers so their classes were canceled for today! Score! So instead of having three classes back to back, I had my first period and now I don't work until sixth period...and that class is only 30 minutes due to the crazy schedule. How cool is that?? I still can't believe I get paid for this job.

On top of it, my head co-teacher (I have 6 co-teachers) came up to me after my lesson with her class yesterday and said that my lesson had been "perfect." You guys have no idea how flattering that was. I came to this school six months before with only a 5-week summer camp of ESL teaching experience. I was thrown into classes with 40 students (the majority of whom could not even say "Hello, my name is ____") and had no clue about lesson planning for kids of such varying levels. So for my co-teacher (who is a great teacher--her students all love her and she is well-respected by her co-workers) to give me that kind of compliment, I felt extremely happy.

I realized that all my posts on soompi have been like novelas...this is what I get for having too much free time at work. I studied Korean online for a while, but after about 30 new vocab words, my mind didn't want to process them anymore.

-ginger

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Guest imyoursweetheart

i always get nervous and shy when im interviewed. the employer would say that i have good communication skills and my exams are all good but when it comes to my interview, they always say that i couldn't express myself that much. they say that im too shy but i have the potentials. i want to overcome this attitude but how? i always practice the things that i will say about myself but i always end up blank. like this week, i had my second interview in a real estate company. im applying for the position as a consultant and i end up saying nothing. my mind was blank and i just cant tell what my mouth wants to say. i feel sorry for myself because the employer said "He (pertaining to the guy who interviewed me first) would not have endorsed you if you dont have the skills. i think you are a bright girl and you have the potentials but you are so shy, sometimes, you just have to be aggressive." also, i actually know what the position im applying for. i got so nervous and i just told him "i dont know." but i've already studied their company i know what im applying for. i think he got disappointed and he just gave me a sermon. but yes, that is my problem. i just cant say what i say because im too shy and nervous. how can i get a job if im like this? i need to overcome this. and also, i think my english is bad. :(

please help. :(

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^You are in a difficult situation.

I have several friends who are much like yourself. They are extremely passive and are ridiculously shy not only in interviews but also in any social or work situation. In the case of what the employer said, being assertive is what is important first, then you can become aggressive as an aggressive person is what is needed in real estate.

The only way to overcome this is to have more interaction in a workplace or any social situation. Try applying for more interviews so that it will put you under the spot light and force you to become assertive.

How are you when you are with your friends or family?

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when im with my friends and family, im okay with it. im not shy. really. i mean, im the one who's aggressive when it comes to my friends. but i just dont like meeting "serious" people. when i was in college, i never want to talk to our chairperson because he's very intimidating. many people are so afraid of him because he's really a snob and when people try to approach him, he'll just shrug them off. i just want to share my experience about our chairperson because i never thought that we would jive. he's the type of person who you really cannot talk to because he's way too serious and doesnt want to joke around. but when im with him, we play and give funny jokes together. i wonder why with other people who are not really intimidating and they are approachable, i always get nervous with them. i cant talk. i cant express what i want to say. :( can you give any tips? i have lots of friends and honestly, i can not say that i lack socialization way back in my college because i have lots of friends. its just that im too shy and so afraid. if you're gonna ask me, afraid of what, afraid of everything. afraid of what might he think of me, afraid to be rejected, afraid of people (who i do not know personally and first time meeting). please help me. :(

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The cause of this is due to your mentality. Unfortunately, the only way to overcome it is to take small steps and socialise more with serious people, or any people that intimidate you.

Remember, that you deserve the position, you need to show your confidence and apply yourself to everything you have learnt.

It can only come from you.

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