You may have recently read our interview with Dior Bediako, founder of Pepper Your Talk, whose Junior Network brings together entry-level fashion professionals to learn more about forging a career path within the industry. This week, we had the great pleasure of partnering with Pepper Your Talk to promote the importance of a great CV and the value of luxury shop floor experience, especially when considering a long-term career in fashion, whether it be in retail or head office.
Our consultants, Dario and Valentino, began the event by summarising the process of temping with Elite Associates and its subsequent benefits. Dior Bediako was on-hand to describe her experience with us, having began her career as one of our temporary staff. For someone who was always keen to know more about luxury fashion and its consumers, she worked 6 days a week for the same brand and developed successful relationships with some regular clients. When she was asked to work at the brand’s sample sale, she jumped at the opportunity and it was there she handed her CV in to work for the brand’s head office and was ultimately taken on board.
After the talk by Dior, Dario and Valentino, everybody gathered around for a drinks reception, where details were exchanged and further advice was offered, including a bespoke CV workshop by Pepper Your Talk.
The presentation was well received by an eager and career-orientated group of young individuals. We received some great feedback by some of the members of the Junior Network:
Grace – It was nice to hear from people who work exclusively within the fashion industry. Dior, Dario and Valentino’s advice on CV writing and interview skills was incredibly useful.
Rochelle – The event was very insightful. I walk away with a lot to think about. Dario and Valentino made me reconsider the importance of luxury shop floor experience.
Bweendo – The presentations and Q&A gave us valuable information you can’t find online.