What I love about our career interviews is meeting people who are passionate about their work, and shedding light on careers that we wouldn’t necessarily think of but that can be so fascinating. There are so many different ways to work in fashion!
Today, I’d like to introduce you to Kristy whose job is human resources consultant, or what we sometimes refer to as a head hunter. She works for some of the biggest brands (Alexander Wang, Prada, Dior, Fendi, The Row…) and has had a very interesting journey to get where she is today…
As we loved meeting her, we also thought she’d be ideal to respond to a few questions we had about jobs in the fashion world.
How do you find your first job? How do you continually evolve? Where should you look? What kind of degree should you get? How much will you make?
If you’re interested, start with the interview (you’ll learn some pretty interesting things about working in the fashion industry) and then meet us back down below in the comments section to ask any other questions you might have. We’ll do a little Q&A with Kristy and post it in the weeks ahead. Voilà! Big hugs!
What was your dream job growing up? What did your parents do?
My mom is a music teacher and my Dad a commercial airline pilot. My uncle is a composer and author and my brother is a professional opera singer. Growing up, I didn’t know anyone who worked in “business.” The only exposure I had to other career options outside of my own family were things like shop owner, or doctor or lawyer.