Olivia Perez tells us how to ask for career advice

My cohost on Hit The Floor Working, social media editor Christina Royster, and I each took winding paths to working at {a magazine}. She began out as a graphic designer and I spent a while at a public affairs and political consulting agency after I graduated.

So to get some advice on how to enter new industries, we spoke to Olivia Perez, who started her career as a blogger on her web site Good friend of A Good friend and an worker at Glossier and Moda Operandi. In 2019, she expanded into podcasting launching the Good friend of A Good friend podcast. On her present she asks individuals like Hunter Harris, Shira Haas, and Ian Somerhalder about their careers and lives.

Perez talked by means of her early career transitions and gave us some advice on asking for assist. “I get numerous DMs by means of Instagram asking for advice. I all the time say, be as particular as attainable (with the ask) and all the time ask for a name,” she says. “The messages that I get which can be like, “Hey, I’m beginning a brand new podcast and would love some assist with gear”, [are good] as a result of a particular ask may also help me gauge how I might be useful.”


Whereas it might appear to be her transition was easy, Perez tells us it wasn’t all the time simple. “I received’t lie. Your early 20s are messy. You are attempting one million various things and actually throwing pasta on the wall to see what sticks.”

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