How to get experience in visual merchandising or styling?

I want to go into the visual merchandising field but most jobs want at least two years of experience in visual merchandising or styling...what counts as experience and how do I get it...does internships count, what internships can I get?

Asked By: marina and the diamonds - 6/11/2011
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Internships definitely count as experience. You may have to work for free for a while and as unpleasant as that sounds, it is one of the best ways to get your foot in the door. If you really impress during an internship, it can even turn into a job offer, that's by no means unheard of... More
Answered By: GlassBauble - 6/14/2011
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Answered By: Peter Townshend - 6/11/2011
Any merchandising experience would help. You can get this through being a retail sales person, or by getting an internship with one of the large companies who have merchandisers to present their stock lines in the big stores. I'd suggest you find out more about merchandising roles by networking. This is a good guide on... More
Answered By: Tony - 6/12/2011
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