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HOW TO LAND THAT FASHION INTERNSHIP (EVEN WITH NO EXPERIENCE) | JUST BEING MEG

Internships can be a vital step into your dream career. Particularly for someone looking to get into fashion. During my second year of university, I was required as part of my course to undertake a 3-month internship.  Prior to my university course, I had no experience in fashion apart from my fashion based college course, but when it came to actual industry work I was stumped.  At the time, with very little guidance, I really struggled and wished there was more advice out there to help me land my internship. For this reason, I will be discussing how I managed to land my fashion PR internship at Moschino, with NO experience. KNOW WHERE TO LOOK  I had no idea where to find an internship. A great place to start is LinkedIn. LinkedIn will suggest to you, job roles based off of your profile and previous experience. You can also search for jobs by title, skill, company and location. To get a profile started on LinkedIn, I have broken down each section on what you sh

'WHAT WORKING IN THE INDUSTRY HAS TAUGHT ME' | PART 2 | JUST BEING MEG

After the success of last weeks post, I wanted to continue this little series of 'What Working In The Industry Has Taught Me' and introduce myself.  So for those of you who don't know me, my name is Meg. I am a 23-year-old Paid Social Executive from Hull but moved to London for university and have been here ever since. I've had a bit of a different career path and wanted to share my experience, tips and career advice and I wanted to structure this in a similar way to part one of this post . HOW LONG HAVE YOU BEEN WORKING IN THE INDUSTRY? I have been working in the industry for 3 years. HOW DID YOU GET INTO THE INDUSTRY YOU ARE IN? If we are going back to the beginning, my career I suppose started with college. I studied fashion design thinking it was what I wanted to do. I quickly learnt that sewing isn't my thing and ended being really torn between university options. Although I didn't excel at sewing, I had a genuine love for the marketing and bu

'WHAT WORKING IN THE INDUSTRY HAS TAUGHT ME' | WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT THE INDUSTRY, TOLD BY PEOPLE IN THE INDUSTRY| JUST BEING MEG

The saying it's not about what you know, it's about who you know... I suppose is half true, and if it's not true,  it helps that's for sure. I've worked in social media and marketing for approximately 3 years now and in that time have collated a network of professionals across multiple industries.  This week, I had the privilege of interviewing 7 different professionals who have made careers out of their passions, to provide you with the  best knowledge to help get you kick-started in the industry you want to be in.  MARKETING Meet Sophie. Sophie is 23 years old from Cheltenham and is the owner of the @prettylittlemarketer page on Instagram, which is full of girl boss, inspiring content, to help kick start your career in marketing. HOW LONG HAVE YOU BEEN WORKING IN MARKETING? "I've studied marketing for 2 years but I landed my first marketing job 5 months ago, as a Marketing Assistant at a digital marketing agency." HOW DI

THE BIGGEST FASHION TRENDS SUMMER 2020 HAS BROUGHT US SO FAR | SUMMER HAUL | JUST BEING MEG

I've always wanted to switch up what I wear. I always say, if I had the money, I'd dress the way I wanted. Well, the universe must have listened because lockdown happened and I have not done a  lot of saving (oops).  As I've spent endless hours scrolling through Instagram, I've noticed retailers are stocking exactly the style I've always wanted. So I have ordered... a lot. From summer pastels, frills and power pieces you need to add to your wardrobe immediately. This post has it all.  So if you're curious to know the biggest fashion trends Summer 2020 has had to bring us so far or if you just want to see what I've been purchasing, then keep scrolling for some serious outfit inspiration.  OVERSIZED BLAZERS Make a real statement with an oversized Blazer. This can make your outfit go from basic to business b*tch in two seconds. I'm obsessing over the clean, smart, fashionable businesswoman aesthetic at the minute and I want 100 of these

GET YOUR BUSINESS STARTED ON INSTAGRAM | TOP TIPS FOR A SUCCESSFUL INSTAGRAM STRATEGY | JUST BEING MEG

Social media has a sole purpose. Simply to connect. From a business perspective, we will use social media to connect with customers. By starting a conversation, this can help to get customers to know your company and posting regularly keeps the conversation going. Instagram is one of the best platforms to reach your audience, with an estimated over 1 billion users a month and over 25 million brands, you need to make your profile stand out amongst the competition.  I have written some  top tips that I've picked up working in the industry, on how you can get your business started on Instagram today. CREATE A FIESABLE PLAN WITH REALISTIC GOALS Firstly, you need to create a social media plan that is easy to follow but also easy to change and adapt when needed. Marketing trends are ever-changing, so you may need to adjust your content from time to time. Creating a plan will help to define your business strategy and how you will engage your customers with your brand. You a

AFFORDABLE TRIED AND TESTED MAKEUP DUPES YOU NEED | JUST BEING MEG

Shops are beginning to open again after months of scraping the last of my concealer and finally hitting pan on my powder. I haven't bought makeup in the longest time and as I'm currently on furlough like most of the world, I haven't got a lot of extra funds to be spending on luxury goods. I love finding cheaper alternatives to my favourite products. It's something I've done for a long time and lets me build up my make up collection without the guilt of overspending. So after extensive research on what products are currently on the market, I have come across the best tried and tested affordable   makeup dupes the worlds favourite products. I love Tarte as much as the next girl, however, I do not have £23 to be spending on concealer. The perfect alternative to the Tarte Shape Tape is the  Elf Hydrating Camo Concealer. It's lightweight and gives the same full-coverage effect as the Tarte concealer. Elf is also cruelty-free and vegan, as we

WHY YOUR BUSINESS SHOULD START A PODCAST RIGHT NOW | BEGINNERS PODCASTING TIPS FOR BRANDS OR INDIVIDUALS | JUST BEING MEG

With over 850,000 active podcasts in the world right now, with a 300,000 increase since 2018 (according to Apple at WWDC) now more than ever is the time to start a podcast.  But what actually does it take to make a podcast? and where the hell do you start? Today's post discusses why your business should start a podcast right now! So the term podcasting is thought to of come from a mix of iPod and broadcasting and was first suggested by a BBC journalist named Ben Hammersley. To put it simply, podcasting is the form of recording audio episodes and making them available to listen to online.  Podcasts are most popular to listen to via smartphone and are the number one platform for podcast consumption, which is no surprise due to the rapid decline in PC and tablet usage.  Unknown to most, podcasts can actually be monetised by selling ad time in between the episodes. Podcasts are also a great way of tapping into a younger audience, with 18-44-year-olds making up 67% of the podcast audien