Adam Baidawi set his sights on working at GQ while growing up in Australia. Having started his career as a freelance music journalist, he landed his first role at the Condé Nast publication. In 2020, Baidawi was promoted to deputy global editorial director, supporting GQ’s 21 editions around the world, and relocated to London to head up editorial content at British GQ. His work has also appeared in Vanity Fair, Vogue, CNN and Rolling Stone.
BoF spoke to fashion HR managers, career coaches and an employment lawyer to share advice on how to navigate the experience, better understand the legalities of the situation and optimise your next career steps.
From working across creative agencies like Spring Studios to publishers like i-D and Dazed before moving in-house, Priya Matadeen identifies thematic ‘red threads’ to facilitate each career move. She shares her career advice, including how to learn leadership skills and demonstrate transferable skills across new disciplines.
BoF spoke to fashion professionals, creatives and the founder of a self-promotion platform to understand how to overcome feelings of self-doubt, from leaning on your professional communities to experimenting outside of your comfort zone.