A visit from Chloé HR Manager, Margot Quaderi
Stephanie Daudier (lecturer of Strategic Design Management) invited Margot Quaderi – Human Resources Manager at Chloé to give a talk and Q&A session for the SDM seniors. Margot had a lot of invaluable knowledge to share with our students around her experience working with strong-minded artistic directors, how to match people and mindsets, how to navigate the opposing but dependant forces of creativity and administration, and how our students can maximise their chances of being hired after graduation.
Zena Tadmoury – Strategic Design Management, 2024
Thursday morning, I got the chance to chat with a lovely hiring manager at Maison Chloé, Margot Quaderi. I was pleasantly surprised by her openness and transparency throughout our conversation. She emphasized the importance of setting clear boundaries in the workplace, which resonated with me as it’s fundamental for a healthy work environment. It was also refreshing to see that she viewed the hiring process as a mutual decision, underlining that it’s really about being hired by the right team as much as the right company. We forget that having a good relationship with our bosses and colleges makes a huge difference.
Lastly, one intriguing insight I gained from our meeting was the requirement in France for recruiters to post job descriptions in French. Now knowing this, I’ve changed my strategy when applying to new positions. Overall, it was a great experience and I’m very thankful to have had Margot as a guest speaker in Stephanie Daudier’s class.
Quincy Maynard – Strategic Design Management, 2024
I truly enjoyed our class with Margot Quaderi. She talked about her journey from being a student at SKEMA Business School to working at Chanel and now Chloé. One of her most resonating pieces of advice was that of critically thinking about whether the role is right for you rather than the inverse. Then interviewing with this in mind! This includes everything from advocating for yourself financially to asking the right questions to consider how you might socially fit in to the office dynamic.
Special thank yous to Margot Quaderi for your thoughtful advice, to our professor Stephanie Daudier for your guidance in Navigating the Field, and to our dedicated career services director – Virginie Grillet and coordinator – Anthea Hill, for organizing this event.
Our Careers department Director, Virginie Grillet, was able to attend. Here are some vital take-away points to remember!
- Internship: see some examples of a Richemont group internship job description HERE
- Networking: a great practices to introduce yourself when Margot arrived. In future, when introducing yourself to a guest, avoid simply “I am an SDM student” but give your headline to enable the person to immediately understand your profile and what you can offer to the company.
- Examples of strong LinkedIn headlines for SDM: Design I Product & Design Strategy – Trilingual Experience Designer – Brand Manager – Junior Merchandiser – Creative project manager & Strategy designer – Strategic Designer with a passion for creating experiences | Growth Manager – Digital Editor – Community Manager & Event Planner – Brand Marketing specialist – Creative strategist
- Luxury Industry analyst | Strategic Designer | Social Justice promoter – Digital & E-Commerce in Asian Market + Luxury Beauty Industry specialist – Wholesale Administrator – Digital Marketing, Sales asst, Women press relations, Trade Marketing.
- Retail: go to any boutique and use your critical thinking
- Alumni: connect with PP alumni who already worked at Chloé
- Corporate: understand the Richemont group that Chloé belongs to, check on Chloé website to understand the salary, sustainability, D&I policies and the profile of Chemena Kamali, the new creative director, check GlassDoor about the work environment
- LinkedIn: send a nice message to Margot on LinkedIn with the 3 key info she gave. As Margot said, LinkedIn is very important. Make sure you update your profile, your headline and save some alerts for your internship search.