Meet Kerri Lelievre: Business Development Manager for taylor

Studying a fashion design degree doesn’t always mean that you have to become a designer or work in production. It can led to working on the business side of the fashion industry, whether it be sales, wholesale, retail operations or business development.

We caught up with Kerri Lelievre, who is the business development manager for taylor and previously the operations manager for Sabatini. Kerri’s job is really diverse, challenging and an excellent example of where your fashion degree or retail experience can take you!

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Meet Lucy Robins; Buyer for Redcurrent

Welcome to our first article in our Women in Retail blog series! A career in retail can take you in so many directions. We’ll be catching up with inspiring women who work in retail, across a number of different roles in our Women in Retail blog series.

Let us introduce you to Lucy Robins, the talented buyer behind the beautiful brand, Redcurrent. Her journey began when she started working at Redcurrent straight out of high school! So, if you have aspirations to become a buyer one day, then you’ll especially enjoy Lucy’s inspirational journey.

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Career pathways in fashion retail

Have you recently graduated with a fashion degree? Are you considering your employment options right now? Well, you’ve probably discovered that in New Zealand, the workroom and design assistant roles are few and far between. So, what are your alternative options to still stay working within the industry you love?! Let’s take a look at the retail opportunities and where they can lead your career;

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How to handle salary negotiations & counter offering

You have applied for your dream job, been for several interviews, completed psych testing and a practical and you finally have a job offer….but…. the salary is lower than what you expected. What happens now?! We have outlined below our top tips for how to handle salary negotiations and your current company’s counter offer. It’s a difficult situation to navigate, but with the right guidance you will be able to get the best possible outcome for you!

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Creating your social media strategy

Gone are the days where posting to social media is an afterthought. You can no longer just take a “quick pic” on your smartphone and “chuck it up on social media” to see what happens. Given that there are 3.5 billion active social media users worldwide, 4 million of whom are here in New Zealand, it has become essential that social media is an integral part of a business’s marketing plan.

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Building your personal brand

Whether you are an executive candidate or you are a junior just starting out, building your personal brand is important in today’s employment landscape. As the market becomes more and more competitive, companies have begun to look beyond the resume and take into consideration a candidates overall culture fit for the organisation.

There are several ways that you can broaden your profile and build your personal brand. Here are a few ideas!

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How to leverage off Influencers for your fashion brand

Being an Influencer is a real job these days. It’s what I like to call a “2019 job title”. Brands are either excited by this new movement, or terrified of it. There are so many questions around how to leverage off working with an Influencer…. and how to do it right. We will be covering off these questions and more throughout this three part article series. Starting with how to find the right Influencer for your brand!

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How to retain candidates before they have even started

Are you losing candidates between their acceptance of your offer and the start date?

I have recently been recruiting for a store that opens in 8 weeks time. I was inundated with exceptional candidates who were ideal for the role, and I moved quickly to interview them and move them through the process. I managed to make an offer within 3 weeks, 5 weeks out from the start date, however, the challenge lies ahead as we will have to work hard to keep the excited, motivated and looking forward to their new role.

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Conducting a professional Skype interview

Having an interview via Skype is increasingly common in today’s recruitment world. The Internet has made it possible for hiring managers to conduct their first round of interviews via Skype or Facetime, before they conduct the final round in person. Here at Frame, we conduct Skype interviews everyday and there are definitely some do’s and don’ts on how to conduct a successful Skype interview.

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How to prepare for your job interview

You've passed the first part of the recruitment screening process and you have a job interview lined up. You're almost there! Just one step away from landing your dream job. The way you conduct your job interview can make or break the prospective employers decision and you have one chance to nail it - which is why we have put together our top tips for how you can ace your interview and proceed to the final step of the process.

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Top tips on how to LAUNCH your business.

Have you been planning your business idea for a long time? Do you feel like there is always “just one more thing” that you need to do before you launch it?! Then this blog post is for you! Frame Retail’s director, Rachel Smart, has launched two successful companies in 18 months. In this post, she gives her top tips and advice for getting your business up and running and making it happen!

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