Last week, we received one of the best emails ever from a Fashionista reader eager to get his foot in the industry’s door:
SUBJECT: I need some resume tips!
My name is G. and I live in California. I’m about to apply for a summer internship with BIG TIME MODELING AGENCY in San Francisco but I’m not quite sure what to put on my resume. I’ve never worked with an agency before but have always found it very interesting. I don’t want to be a model, date a model, or party with models. I just want some great experience that could lead to an interesting career. I’m 20 years old. I like psychedelic death metal, riding my bike, french new wave, and Lara Stone. My favorite agency is COOL MODELING AGENCY in NYC but don’t tell THE OTHER ONE that. I admire Hedi Slimane, Olivier Zahm, and Larry Clark. Should I put all of this on my resume? Should I make a play list of my favorite bands? Or should I list my one time job at Starbucks when I was 16? I think that might show I can make excellent coffee runs??
What do you girls think? Thanks so much!
G., thanks for the awesome email. Three industry experts with a ton of hiring experience have answered your questions. Here’s what they had to say:
Robyn Berkley, Partner, People’s Revolution:
“Don’t spell anything wrong, and don’t put pictures on your resume. The cover letter should be strong and direct–and it should sell yourself in a way that would translate to our environment. List your positive attributes and what you would bring to the job. As for the resume, be concise. (One page or less is enough.) And make sure to include references and past job/internship experience.”