HIGH POINT– WithIt, a women’s leadership development network for the home and furnishings industries, offered students and others a virtual tour of the home furnishings industry this week, complete with guidance from well-known designers and industry specialists.
Designer Libby Langdon kicked off the conference with hands-on advice for those considering entering the home furnishings industry by suggesting students determine their dream job and set goals for how to get there.
“Students should put their design videos on social media to showcase their personality,” she said. “Also, look for five things each week to contribute to your job search. Residential interior design is strong right now, so jobs are absolutely out there for the taking.”
Langdon suggested going to a local donut shop or women’s shelter and offering a free makeover to be able to add those items to a work portfolio. “If you put yourself out there,