Hello ladies, I'm trying to do a career change into fashion, but have very little experience in the fashion industry, aside from working at the mall during summer breaks. One of my friends told me that there was an opening at her place of work in their fashion division (a place where I've been desperately trying to get a job). I applied, sent my resume, and I explained in my cover letter that I have lots of transferable skills and that the great interest and love of fashion is there, but inside, I don't feel confident that it will be enough. The worst part is, the job function is exactly what I want to do in my life, and I don't think they'd ever understand how badly I want it! Thankfully, my friend who told me about the job works with the girl who will be making the hiring decision, and she has already said she will vouch for me...she says I have all the skills and personality for the position. But, I just don't know how much stake they put in the having experience part. Has any TPF'er done a career change in their life? Any advice for someone trying to move into another industry, with plenty of good transferable skills, yet with little experience in the industry itself? p.s.- The girl making the hiring decision is apparently a handbag enthusiast as well, I was told by my friend that she's trying to design her own line!