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!

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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

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