If you don’t have one of these for your job search, you could be missing out.


As we are talking this week to the former editor-in-chief of Vogue Australia, Kirstie Clements, you might be tempted to think the answer here is a new Prada handbag. While this would certainly be a stylish addition to your job search arsenal, harnessing the power of a mentor might prove to be a better strategy to stand out in a sea of job seekers and stride ahead in your chosen career.

In her new book, Impressive: How to Have a Stylish Career, Kirstie Clements offers her talents as a mentor for anyone looking to grab that dream job, make a transition or advance in their current career. With close to three decades of experience in luxury publishing, Kirstie offers her unique advice and strategy on the necessary skills for success.

After leaving Vogue Australia and writing The Vogue Factor, Kirstie found countless young women asking her how to gain access to high demand jobs in fashion.

“When I realised I couldn’t mentor them all, I thought, why don’t I write a book about my experiences,” said Kirstie.

Her first tip for all job seekers… start with the basics.

“You literally have to go right back to, how do you do a CV, what should you wear (and) how should you behave in an interview,” said Kirstie.

Within the book, Kirstie also draws on an incredible list of industry insiders, top executives and leading fashion designers to gather their expert opinions and then presents the reader with an impressive guide book.

So forget the expensive designer pumps, take the opportunity this week on Balance to learn from one of the best mentors in the business, Kirstie Clements.

About Kirstie

Kirstie Clements is a best-selling author, editor, journalist, consultant, and keynote speaker, with vast first-hand experience in the luxury industry. Kirstie worked for Condé Nast International and Vogue for more than 25 years and was editor-in-chief of Vogue Australia for 13 years (1999-2012). She has written articles and columns for numerous publications, websites and newspapers and most recently books including The Vogue Factor and most recently Impressive: How to Have a Stylish Career. Kirstie is currently an editorial consultant for Bauer Media.

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