Q. Should I compliment my interviewer on their outfit? Or is that a no-go?
A. I WOULD STAY AWAY FROM ANYTHING ON THE BODY, AND STICK TO ACCESSORIES — OF COURSE!
Q. I’m applying for a job online and they’re asking for a fun fact about me – what should I say?
A. Fun facts are irrelevant. If they want someone who can get the job done, tell them what your skill set is – and make sure it blows them away. Q. What should I say when they ask me, ‘Do you have any questions?’ A. If you’ve done your research for the job, then you should have a question prepared of your own. But the
real question is, are they worthy of you and your time? Is this what you want to put your sweat, blood and tears into? Really, I think they should be pitching you the job.
Q. My CV is looking a little thin – should I include the three months I worked at McDonald’s even though I’m applying for corporate jobs?
A. Did you work? Were you good at what you did? Then YES. There’s nothing easy about working at McDonald’s. If you can survive three months at McDonald’s, you can put it on your CV.
Q. I have a phone interview in the morning, what should I do to calm myself down beforehand?
A. Two martinis. A good book. Lights out.
Q. I have an in-person interview for this creative agency job I really want, what should I wear?
A. You should wear anything that makes you feel like when you walk into that room, you’re the boss of that interview. They aren’t running the interview, YOU are, and they are lucky to have you in front of them.
Q. Should I lie on my CV or in my interview to make myself sound better?
A. You shouldn’t have to lie. You should be good enough. However, if they have restrictive employment rules that are completely absurd? Permission to lie granted.
…Perhaps like telling a cheeky fib about your age to break into a publishing company? We see you, Diana.
WE’RE HERE TO APPLY FOR THE ROLE OF DIANA