What is one tip for seeking employment in the Lifestyle Industry? 💡
To help you secure employment in the Lifestyle industry, we asked career and Lifestyle coaches and recruiters this question for their best insights. From networking to keep you in the loop about job openings to finding a mentor, there are several insights about how you may be able to seek and successfully secure a job in the Lifestyle industry.
Here are 9 tips these professionals offer to those seeking employment in the Lifestyle industry:
Network to Keep You in the Loop About Job Openings
Make sure to network. One of the hard parts of getting a job in the lifestyle industry is hearing about openings in time to get your resume looked at. These jobs tend to fill up fast, so it’s important to build a network of like-minded individuals in the industry. If you get to know people ahead of time, they’ll loop you in when they hear of a job that’s opening up. This early knowledge can give you an edge to get the position you want.
Lisa Odenweller, Kroma Wellness
Be Adaptable and Creative
The lifestyle sector is enormous and needs applicants who are adaptable and creative, who have the creative freedom to experiment with new concepts and produce something original. If you are able to work on any project related to your field, there may be many prospects for you. It’s easy to become attached to or wanting a particular position, but staying adaptable is crucial in this still-evolving industry. When experimenting with words and concepts in the lifestyle industry, don’t forget to use your creativity. Don’t forget to show off your efforts if you want people to notice them.
Becky Moore, GlobalGrasshopper
Pick a Niche
Pick a niche if you have not already. If you just look for any job in the lifestyle industry without substantial knowledge or experience in any particular lifestyle category, your chances of getting employed in this field may be slim. So, decide to specialize in fitness, food, or personal development, and choose a specialty that genuinely interests you. This will lead you to the right place.
Drew Sherman, RPM
Find a Mentor
Find a mentor in the lifestyle industry. This can be done through sending a quick follow and DM over social media. Ask them about their experience and how they got started, and what you should be doing in this job market. They may know of an opportunity and can steer you in the right direction. If not, they can at least review your work experience and determine next steps you should follow to get an interview. In doing so, you’re opening the door for yourself and getting your foot in the industry.
Jodi Neuhauser, Ovaterra
Determine the Problem You Want to Solve and Follow Through
Find a company whose mission aligns with yours. For example, one lifestyle brand inspires people to discover their personal style. Another strives to help people who struggle with design decisions create beautiful interiors. Think about who you’d like to help and then find a place where you can move toward that goal.
Michael Van, Furnishr
Trust Your Artistic Sensibilities and Own Your Style
There’s only one person who designs her life exactly like yours and that person is you. Therefore, going into the industry, don’t look to the right, left or behind thinking you need to change what you do to match what others are doing. Instead, trust your gut and your artistic sensibilities and move forward with your own style! Before you know it, others will be looking at you as a leader they want to emulate!
Erin Banta, Pepper
Demonstrate that You Understand the Culture
When it comes to the Lifestyle Industry, job candidates should be able to show that they understand the specific culture behind the brand to which they’re applying. Each specific niche is looking for new hires who fit their particular needs, and a candidate’s understanding of what those needs are is often deemed as more important than actual work experience. So, make sure to prepare and do your homework when you’re a lifestyle job seeker, and it will show in your interview in ways you may not even realize.
Mark Sider, Greater Than
Know the Industry Beyond the Trends
Along with keeping up with current Lifestyle industry trends, you should really have a solid understanding of industry terms, best practices, and content. This way when you walk into an interview, you will feel confident in discussing the potential work you will be doing and telling them why you love what you do. Companies want potential employees who will be able to be a valuable part of their team, who are passionate about their work and know the industry inside and out.
Jason McNary, Brandon Blackwood
Live the Lifestyle You’re Selling
As the saying goes, you’ve got to walk the talk. One thing that will help showcase that you belong in the lifestyle industry is by having a public profile that shows you already exist in the world that the industry is trying to sell. This shows that you belong and you know what you’re talking about.
For example, one of the things I know employers look at especially nowadays is your public social media image. Does your Instagram feed represent the type of person they want working for them? Is your feed on brand for their brand? Do you have a TikTok account that shows you are in tune with the latest trends? Do the videos you post fall in line with the aesthetic they are putting out? These are some questions that are especially important to people working in the Lifestyle Industry. They want a marketable lifestyle so it makes sense for them to want someone already living it that can help them sell it.
Rain Flores, Clark Staff
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