Updated: Apr 14, 2022
At Inside Fashion Design, we bring you advice, education, and resources that to move you closer to your professional goals. We say you dont have to do it alone. That's why we want to put a career coach in your corner!
We are excited to share that we have a partnership with AmyCole Connect. Amy Cole is an Executive Recruiter and career coach based in NYC. We are excited to expand our reach to the East Coast and tap into her fashion industry expertise for all of our readers! As part of our expanding Career resources, we will regularly share Amy's advice columns and videos, so be sure to keep an eye out for the latest and greatest from her. If you don't want to miss out, sign up to be an "ifd Insider" by subscribing-it's a great way to keep up with everything happening at Inside Fashion Design.
How Amy got into fashion recruiting:
"After selling (mostly Swim) to nationwide retailers for 10 years, I realized my gift was building teams and managing and motivating people. I grew up with an entrepreneurial spirit, so I decided to give my own business a shot. Recruiting was a natural fit as it’s all about people. 18 years later I’m excited to say that we are still recruiting for fashion brands such as Calvin Klein and Michael Kors..."
What she loves about coaching: "I simply love, love, love the people part of my job as a recruiter. My absolute favorite piece is to help people, as I say, help them “Get Their Professional Edge On!” I believe there is a role and job for everyone and that we all have gifts. My gift is to help people truly find their stride and go after what they want out of a career. So coaching, isn’t a job for me, it’s a real passion."
Here's the biggest mistake she sees young professionals make when job hunting:
"The biggest mistake I notice is that professionals don’t know how to truly package and present their expertise in a way that the hiring manager or company needs to hear it. So often, top-notch, smart wonderful professionals come to me and give me everything they have EVER done in their career. Even for me, a recruiter who interviews people all day, I start to glaze over. So #1 mistake is that professional need to streamline their expertise, package and present them in a concise manner."
What has been the biggest or most unexpected learning curve in your own career?
"...an ongoing learning curve as an entrepreneur is asking for what you are worth. I give a speech on “Ask For What You Are Worth – 3 Golden Rules To Successful Salary Negotiation”. And although I understand HOW to ask for what I am worth, it can often be a challenge navigating fee conversations and/or increasing fees for services rendered. We all learn every day to address challenging things in new ways and I’m thankful that I’m definitely more confident but must admit that I’m still learning in that category."
AmyCole Connect website offers blog stories full of advice as well as a job board.
That's just a taste, IFD readers! Stay tuned for increasing career coverage, including more from AmyCole Connect. Amy is a wonderful resource for career advice and to help you sell and promote yourself successfully. In addition to her "Getting Your Professional Edge On" program she also teaches how to "Power-Punch Your Resume" and how to "Make LinkedIn Powerful." Considering 93% of hiring managers use LinkedIn to find talent today, you're going to want to take some notes on how to stand out!
Career Coaching Intensive With Amy Cole
In this executive career coaching intensive one on one, I share my expert experience of packaging professionals to compete and land high-level positions.
Together you will rethink, realign and reposition your professional experiences so that you are ready for opportunities and primed to pivot on a moment’s notice. In only 5 weeks, your personal brand, leadership expertise, and professional profile will be razor sharp, positioning you as a leader in any industry.
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Connect to Amy Cole:
Reach out at 917-923-6879 or Send our team a note. We'll get back in a flash! - firstname.lastname@example.org
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If you are in the East Coast area, feel free to reach out to Amy. Otherwise, stay tuned for more of her wisdom and advice here on Inside Fashion Design!