Chloe Polanco

Chloe Polanco

Senior Recruiter, Hot Topic
$95/Session | 7 Reviews
  • Networking
  • Job Search Strategies + Tools
  • Interviewing
  • Resumes + Cover Letters
  • LinkedIn Optimization
  • Career Exploration
  • Industry Insight

About Me

Chloe Polanco is California born & raised - she grew up in Orange County and made her way to Los Angeles about 10 years ago. She now lives & works in DTLA. Chloe's career began at a local surf shop and it's there she fell in love with customer experience and working with people. She later moved into retail sales at Nordstrom where the onsite HR team sparked her interest in the entire Human Resources process. Chloe then moved to join the retail recruitment team at Forever 21 corporate - hiring for retail stores across the nation. After almost 2 years at Forever 21 she was recruited to Nasty Gal's growing HR team where she supported both HR & Recruitment. Chloe is grew from a Coordinator to a Senior Recruiter on the People and Culture Team at Nasty Gal where she spent her time hiring for corporate & retail positions as well as developing & managing the internship program, college relationships, and welcoming all new hires to the team! After almost 5 years at Nasty Gal, Chloe recently joined the growing recruiting team at Hot Topic & BoxLunch. She specializes in identifying up and coming talent & matching them with positions that can help them gain the experience needed to one day pursue their dream career. When not in the office you'll often find her on campus at local universities speaking to student groups, or giving career advice to recent grads & entry level talent from across the globe. Chloe can help with the following: - Identifying a job and/or company to pursue - Creating a job search strategy so you get in front of a hiring manager - Polishing your resume, cover letter, LinkedIn to make a cohesive personal brand Want to know how to start your career but not sure how? Chloe is your expert!

You can learn something from every position that you're in and every opportunity that's before you.

Get to Know Me

Current Position
Senior Recruiter, Hot Topic
Previous Positions
Recruiter, Nasty Gal Inc March 2014 - January 2016
Jr Recruiter, Nasty Gal Inc July 2013 - February 2014
Human Resources Coordinator, Nasty Gal Inc January 2012 - June 2013
Retail Recruitment, Forever 21 Inc April 2010 - December 2011
Salesperson, Nordstrom September 2008 - December 2009
Administrative Assistant, Wholesale Book Distribution July 2007 - April 2010
Senior Recruiter, Nasty Gal, Inc January 2016 - September 2016
BA, Fashion - Orange Coast College


"I highly recommend the Career Contessa sessions and, in particular, working with Chloe Polanco. I got tremendous value out of just a single 1-hour session. Chloe provided invaluable insight and takeaways I'll be able to leverage throughout my job search. We were able to workshop my resume, LinkedIn profile and define a strategy for my job search within the time allotted. Booking some time with Chloe is a great investment towards branding yourself and landing the job that you want."
- Anonymous, 29 Feb. 08, 2017
"I have never hired a mentor before and really regret not jumping into this years ago. I am so gratefull i met Chloe today as she brightened up my day and gave me great advise and lots of tips in order to get my resume and linked page in the hands of corporate compagnies research engine. She enlightened my mind and explained to me the "Do's" and "don't"s in a very professional way. Without a doubt i will books another sessione if i come across any other obsticles in the future, knowing for sure that Chloe will direct me the right way. Impressed with all, team member and all the helpfull suggestions on Career Contessa. Can't be more thankfull! "
- Antonella C. , 34 Jan. 27, 2017
"Chloe was just what I was looking for starting my journey. It was refreshing talk to someone who started in retail (like myself) and worked herself into the HR. Chloe gave me great insight on how to start looking for positions to get my feet started in HR and how to utilize my LinkedIn account. Thank you!"
- Dani M. , 22 Dec. 25, 2016
"Chloe was so kind and helpful; and provided with me with great advice and guidance. I am so happy to have connected with her!"
- Rebecca C. , 28 Oct. 16, 2016
"Chloe has really given me a perspective on my job search and has been a huge help with just one session. I have already booked another with her because she is an amazing mentor. Anyone that is looking for insight or job advice I HIGHLY recommend Chloe! "
- Rachel S. , 26 Aug. 30, 2016
"Chloe was extremely helpful and gave great feedback. She was professional, positive and answered all my questions. I appreciated all her advice and will use her information to update my resume and linkedIn Profile. I'm really happy I signed up for this session. "
- Aisha A. , 39 Aug. 03, 2016
"Feeling completely lost and out of the loop in regards to my job search and current job situation, I decided to hire a mentor. The results exceeded my expectations and I can't thank Chloe enough for the support she provided. Not only was she able to help me polish my LinkedIn profile and resume, but she gave me several tips based on her own experience as a recruiting expert. I now have the confidence (and resume) to get out there and pursue my next career move. "
- Bradlee K. , 33 Jul. 20, 2016