I am a B.Sc in fashion designing. I have worked as a fashion consultant for six months and as a production supervisor for eight months in a garment export house. I am unable to find a suitab

Question: I am a B.Sc in fashion designing. I have worked as a fashion consultant for six months and as a production supervisor for eight months in a garment export house. I am unable to find a suitab

I am a B.Sc in fashion designing. I have worked as a fashion consultant for six months and as a production supervisor for eight months in a garment export house. I am unable to find a suitable job in my field and so I am preparing for the MBA Common Admission Test (CAT). Do you think a management degree will help? - Urvashi

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If you are creative, with a keen interest in fashion, then continue building experience in this industry. A diploma or degree in fashion design does not make you a fashion designer overnight. This happens through years of working in the industry. Your job as a production supervisor with a garment export house appears to be a good place to garner this experience, and six to eight months is too short a time to be able to assess the job. You should, therefore, give yourself more time before moving out of your area of interest. If dissatisfied with your job, you may look for similar work at another export house. On the other hand, you can certainly prepare for the CAT and try to get into an MBA programme, but this will be an entirely different kind of career. The fashion industry requires good creative and aesthetic abilities, while an MBA programme requires analytical and communication skills. You need to evaluate your skills and interests before settling for one or the other. You may also consider a PG diploma programme in fashion merchandising or retail management from a good institute to better your career prospects. Fashion merchandising, similar to the kind of work you are doing, requires a keen sense of aesthetics and style, an ability to judge trends, and an instinct for what will sell. Professional training opens up better job opportunities in the apparel industry – with a garment export house, a designer or in the domestic ready-to-wear market. Retail management would prepare you for handling fashion garments and lifestyle goods in retail stores. If you are still passionate about this line, I suggest you stay on and look at job options in this sector. Usha Albuquerque

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