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Fashion Design

Description:

Fashion design is a very rewarding career from creative stand point. Fashion designers create apparel and accessories for a company’s target customer.  Competition can be fierce. Fashion designers tend to work either as free lancers or full time for big retail brands.

Education: Bachelor’s degree in Fashion Design or related filed is required.

Skills: Fashion Designers

·         Are required to be creative,

·         Should have strong technical foundation in textile design, color, detail and style.

·         Drawing and computer drafting skills are necessary for fashion sketching, and

·          Knowledge of sewing and tailoring is required for explaining the design process to manufacturers.

Disclaimer_DILO:

This is a fictitious calendar of a Fasion Designer work schedule and is meant to give an idea of the different tasks that the professional performs and different people that the professional needs to coordinate with.

This DILO or the Work Scheduleof a Fasion Designer may differ from organization to organization and context.

Given below is a typical Day In The Life of a Fasion Designer

Context DILO:

A freelance fashion designer who owns a small boutique in medium-to-upscale part of the town.

DILO, Day In The Life of:

TIME TASK
8:00 am – 9:00 am Finalize a few sketches to show to a client, an event manager looking for concept designs for artists for an upcoming music festival in the town.
9:00 am – 10:00 am Over-see the sewing work for a school uniform order.
10:00 am – 10: 30 am Calls and emails with the clients and vendors regarding payments and invoices
10:30 am – 2: 00 pm Attend textile exhibition taking place in a neighborhood mail and make notes on new trends, designs, colors and fabrics. Take pictures and collect samples.
2:00 pm – 3:00 pm Meeting with the client for the music festival and go over the designs and finalize the design. Take the order.
3:00 pm – 4:00 pm Work with the webmaster on portfolio updates. This is a very important task for a fashion designer. To maintain an up to date and interesting portfolio.
4:00 pm – 9:00 pm Work at boutique. Oversee the retail sales and upcoming order taking process.

Career Ladder:

Exact career path, Fasion Designer career ladder, i.e. career progression may change from organization to organization, but below is a typical path.

Sample career ladder for Fasion Designer career path is given below.

Career Ladder Image:

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Description For Certifications:

Links to Certifications or Credentials for Fasion Designer career path, that are usually offered by Professional Organizations that certify, can potentially help in climbing up the career ladder. A few Fasion Designer certifications are given below,

Professional Certifications or Credentials:

Certification Description Career Level Certifying Body
Vogue Fashion Certificate 10-week intensive course focusing on: The Culture and Context of Fashion, Fashion Media, and Fashion Business and Marketing. Basic Level Condé Nast College, UK
CAD for Fashion Design – Art The purpose of the program is to enable designers to create and produce various fashion design presentation products, such as digital trend and concept boards, textile color developments, and digital spec sheets for a portfolio. Basic Level Fashion Institute of Technology, NYC
Boutique Management 3 month program leading to a certification in boutique management. Basic Level National Institute of Fashion Technology, India

Description For Associations:

Links to Associations for Fasion Designer career, that can also be identified as Professional Organizations, can potentially help in networking with other professional in the field and to learn the latest developments in the field. A few Fasion Designer associations are given below.

Professional Associations or Organizations:

Association Description More Info
CIFD Council of International Fashion Designers CIFD
InDeAs Indian Design Association InDeAs
FDCI Fashion Design Council of India FDCI

Fashion Design Tools:

Links to a few Tools/Techniques (Also called Career Management Tools or Career Tools) and Methods (Also called Career Method Tools or Techniques) that the professionals in that career path tend to use, like this:

Tool Purpose More info
MEASURING TOOLS Fashion designers always need measurements to create sewing patterns. MEASURING TOOLS
CUTTING TOOLS You’ll need cutting tools to make your patterns and your fit samples – but remember, your paper scissors and fabric shears are NOT the same thing. CUTTING TOOLS
MARKING TOOLS The key to marking your fabric is having the right marking tools, and I always suggest people start a bit of a collection MARKING TOOLS
HAND TOOLS HAND SEWING NEEDLES, MAGNETS, THIMBLES, PIN CUSHIONS,etc… HAND TOOLS
PRESSING EQUIPMENT It starts with preshrinking the fabric prior to cutting the fabric, but also the pressing which takes place in the process of sewing the garment. PRESSING EQUIPMENT

Fashion Design Methods:

Links to a few Methods (Also called Career Method Tools or Techniques) and Tools/Techniques (Also called Career Management Tools or Career Tools) that the professionals in that career path tend to use, like this:

Method Description
Get inspired Look for fabrics, objects or people who inspire you to create a new piece of clothing
Begin to draw You can draw on paper, or with a computer software. Either way, start with a basic human form.
Add color A lot of the success of your design can depend on what colors you use.
Learn to sew Acquire basic sewing skills so that you can bring your designs to life.
Promote your designs When you’re confident that your designs are good and your garments are wearable, consider submitting your work to sites that share fashion designs

Fashion Design Experts:

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Restaurant Manager

Description:

Restaurant managers are responsible for the overall operations of the restaurant from customer service to kitchen to inventory to marketing to book keeping to event planning to staff management. Restaurant management is a very demanding career. Depending upon the size and type of the restaurant, restaurant owner sometimes may act as the manager or they may hire a professional manager.

Disclaimer_DILO:

Typical Day in The Life (DILO) or Work Schedule of someone pursuing that career.

This is a fictitious calendar and is meant to give an idea of the different tasks that the professional performs and different people that the professional needs to coordinate with.

This may differ from organization to organization and context.

Context DILO:

A restaurant that’s open for lunch and dinner in an upscale locality.

DILO, Day In The Life of:

Time Activity
10:30am Leave for work.
11:00am – 12:00pm Check upon the inventory and place orders to the vendors as required.
12:00pm – 12:30pm Verify with the kitchen staff regarding their readiness.
12:30pm – 1:00pm Check the dining area.
1:00pm – 3:30pm Address the customers, observe the staff, handle any issues as they arise.
3:30pm – 4:00pm Lunch
4:00pm – 5:30pm Review the new digital menu. Check with the cashier. Verify billing and cash.
5:30pm – 10:00pm Address the customers, observe the staff, handle any issues as they arise.
10:30pm Dinner and leave for home.

Career Ladder:

Exact career path or career ladder, i.e. career progression may change from organization to organization, but below is a typical path.

CareerLadderImage:

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Description For Certifications:

Links to Certifications or Credentials, that can also be identified as Professional Organizations that certify, can potentially help in climbing up the career ladder.

Professional Certifications or Credentials:

Certification Description Career Level Certifying Body
FMP Foodservice Management Professional Expert/Professional Level Manage First (National Restaurant Association)
RMC Restaurant Management Certification Entry Level HUMBER
ServSafe Food Handler Graduation certification program Entry Level National Restaurant Association

Description For Associations:

Links to Associations, that can also be identified as Professional Organizations that certify, can potentially help in climbing up the career ladder.

Professional Associations or Organizations:

Association Description More Info
RFMA Restaurant Facility Management Association RFMA
NRA National Restaurant Association NRA
FHRAI Federation of Hotel & Restaurants Association of India FHRAI
FBMA F & B Managers Association of London FBMA

Restaurant Manager Tools:

Tool Purpose More info
BIM POS Full hospitality management software covering the complete cycle of a F & B business from bill to bill. POS (quick service, seated service, delivery service, catering) Back Office (stock, inventory, purchasing, wholesale, CRM, delivery dispatching, time & Attendance etc.) BIM POS
Aldelo for Restaurants Affordable, easy to use, feature rich, and 100% multi-lingual restaurant point of sale and store management solution. Aldelo
Enterprise (by Mirus Restaurant Solutions) This provides decision makers across operations, finance and marketing with actionable intelligence. Our analytic software consolidates transactional information and a host of other data sources to measure and improve restaurant performance. Enterprise

Restaurant Manager Methods:

Method Description
Proactive planning Keep an eye on Inventory, Scheduling, Special tasks.
Consistency As a restaurant manager you are involved with every aspect of the restaurant. The more consistent you are with your approach to each duty, the better response you will get from your staff and customers.
Communication Hold regular staff meetings, Encourage staff.
Customer Service Get to know your regulars, Always say “yes”.
Attitude Adjustments Complaining brings people down, Always look on the bright side, Know that mistakes will happen, Don’t point fingers.

Restaurant Manager Experts:


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Definition:

Software Developer work includes researching, designing, coding and testing software. Although these are well paid jobs, barriers to entry are relatively low. On the upside, developers once they master a particular type of software, they can apply that knowledge in various fields. For ex: Web developers. They can use their web development skills in any field. From E-Commerce websites to travel agencies websites to financial services to government sites.

It’s very important for software developers to keep up to date with changing technologies as IT is a very rapidly evolving field. Continuous learning is a must in programming field. Programming requires lot of patience as coding, testing and recoding is a repetitive cycle in many projects.

Education:

Bachelors in Computer Science or relative field or relevant certification programs. You’ll need to demonstrate your skills via working applications. Be prepared to do actual coding during the interview process.

Software developers’ primary role is to develop software programs needed for usable applications in any field.

Typical Day In The Life of a Professional – DILO:

This is a fictitious calendar and is meant to give an idea of the different tasks that the professional performs and different people that the professional needs to coordinate with. This may differ from organization to organization and context.

Context For DILO:

Developer will includes researching, designing, coding and testing software.

DILO Calendar:

Time Activity
9:00 am – 9:30 am Arrive at office, check emails and respond to mails.
9:30 am – 9:45 am Daily stand up meeting with the Scrum team. Report on the progress. Confirm the tasks assigned.
9:45 am – 10:00 am Provide feedback on the UI design for the assigned module.
10:00 am – 12:30 pm Fix the bugs reported from previous day
12:30 pm – 1:00 pm Lunch
1:00 pm – 3:00 pm Code the module in progress.
3:00 pm – 3:30 pm Do unit testing to check whether your code is up to requirement or not. Submit the code for QA.
4:00 pm – 5:00 pm Attend a training webinar on new IDE tool the company introduced.
5:00 pm – 6:00 pm Client call to update on tasks. Respond to the emails from the clients regarding further plans.
6:00 pm – 6:30 pm Submit the EOD report and update in JIRA.
6:30 pm Leave for the day.

Career Ladder Disclaimer:

Exact ladder may change from organization to organization, but below is a typical path. Note. These are roles. Not necessarily titles in an organization. Titles amy differ for the same role based on the customer facing needs of the organization.

Certifications:

Certification Description Career Level Certifying Body
OCJP Oracle Certified Java Professional Entry Level Oracle
MCSD Microsoft Certified Solutions Developer(web Applications) Entry Level/Expert/Professional Microsoft
CIW Certified Internet Web Professional Entry Level/Expert/Professional CIW
SCMAD/OCMAD Oracle Certified Mobile Application Developer Entry Level Oracle
AACD Android Academy Certified Developer Entry Level/Expert/Professional Android Academy
BCAD Blackberry Certified Application Developer Entry Level/Expert/Professional Blackberry
IBM Professional Certification Program IBM Certified Mobile Application Developer – Worklight V6.0 Entry Level/Professional IBM

Associations and Groups:

Association Description More Info
ASP Association of Software Professionals ASP
IWA International Web Masters Association IWA
BASDA Business Application Software Developers Association BASDA
ACT The App Association ACT
ADA Application Developers Alliance ADA

Software Developer Tools

Tool Purpose More info
Drupal Has got GUI for configuring the modules. Good to have PHP knowledge Drupal
ColdFusion These include Adobe Dreamweaver CS4, the CFEclipse plugin for Eclipse (software) and Adobe CF Builder Adobe Cold Fusion
Scrum Scrum is an Agile framework for completing complex projects. Scrum originally was formalized for software development projects, but it works well for any complex, innovative scope of work. Scrum

Software Developer Skills

Tool Purpose More info
Drupal Has got GUI for configuring the modules. Good to have PHP knowledge Drupal
Apache HTTP Server for Windows 2.2.25 Apache has been the most popular web server on the Internet since 1996.The Apache project is an effort to develop and maintain an open-source HTTP server for various modern desktop and server operating systems, such as UNIX and Windows NT. The goal of this project is to provide a secure, efficient and extensible server which provides HTTP services in sync with the current HTTP standards. Apache HTTP Server
Microsoft Visual Web Developer 2008 Express Designed for the unique needs of the new Web Developer, Visual Web Developer 2008 Express Edition provides a fun, easy to use, easy to learn tool for building dynamic Web applications. MS Visual Web Developer
XAMPP 5.6.8 XAMPP project is a very easy to install Apache distribution for Linux, Solaris, and Windows. Many people know from their own experience that it´s not easy to install an Apache web server and it gets harder if you want to add MySQL, PHP and Perl. XAMPP is an easy to install Apache distribution containing MySQL, PHP and Perl. XAMPP is really very easy to install and to use – just download, extract and start. XAMPP

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