Career advice

Our recruiters share their top tips to help you on your career journey.

Our Talent Engagement teams specialise in sourcing high-calibre people to join us, opening doors to outstanding career opportunities. Hear their career advice as well as hints and tips for the different stages of our recruitment process.

Before you apply

“Be active on LinkedIn. Not everyone is actively searching for a job at every point in time, however having an active LinkedIn account cannot be overemphasized. Your next job might just be searching for you.” - Tolulope, Talent Engagement Manager

CV writing

“Tell a story but keep it simple: have a direction, a plan and purpose in place, don’t make your CV too lengthy, focus on results and don’t get lost in the detail.” - Julia, Talent Engagement Manager

 

“Do your research and hit on the pain points of the company so that when the employer reads your resume they should say “that’s exactly what I need help with!” - Robin, Talent Engagement Manager

Video interviewing

“Take advantage of the practice questions before your interview. It will give you an idea of how the interview will work, how to move through the questions and most importantly it will give you more time to focus on bringing your character to life.” - Darren, Talent Engagement Specialist 

 

“Easier said than done but relax. We want to get to know more about the real you so let your character shine through.” - Cara, Talent Engagement Manager

 

“No distractions. Make sure your equipment works and that you're in a quiet place where you won’t be disturbed so that your total focus is on the task in hand.” - Neil, Talent Engagement Manager

Interview hints

“Take a deep dive look at the job description for each role you apply for – take your time to go through every line and really understand what relevant experience you have and also what things could be a challenge and position those as areas of learning/development.” -  Caylee, Talent Engagement Manager

 

“We know that the unexpected can happen during virtual interviews. If your video interview happens to get interrupted by a family member or a pet, do not worry, we are all in the same situation.” - Farrah, Talent Engagement Manager

 

“Interview preparation builds confidence, transparency, and ambition. We want to hear your success stories and how you’ve overcome obstacles to win at the finish line. We are interested in your character and how you’ll leverage your functional and leadership expertise over the course of your career at Diageo.” - Vanessa, Talent Engagement Manager

 

“If the office that you’re applying to is temporarily closed, use your virtual interview to find out as much as possible on the office environment and culture to help you make an informed decision as to whether we are the right company for you.”- Eileen, Talent Engagement Manager

Assessment centres

“Assessment centres can be seen as stressful and challenging, but just ensure that you're well-prepared. Make sure you are fully aware of your strengths at the very beginning; it is not only about showing your best as an individual but also a snapshot of how you play your role in a team.” - Karlie, Talent Engagement Specialist

 

“At Diageo, character is everything, everyone is valued for their unique ways of thinking and working. So, on the day make sure to be yourself and showcase your character to our assessors. It is your first step to making history and unleashing your potential to produce something extraordinary at Diageo” - Aimee, Talent Engagement Manager

 

“If your assessment centre is virtual, remember to be in an isolated place with as little noise as possible and where you have no distraction. How you interact with the other candidates is particularly important - allow everyone to bring their opinion to the table.” - Juan, Strategic Sourcing Manager

Onboarding

“Virtual onboarding may sound complicated but there are steps that can make it easier. Work with your new manager to understand who the key people are that you need to meet and set up informal 1:1 sessions with them to help begin building relationships.” - Claudia, Talent Engagement Manager

Join our online career events!

The Power of LinkedIn

1st of December 2020 - 1st of December 2020, 10:00 am - 10:30 am

Learn about the power of LinkedIn and make the most of your personal brand. In today’s competitive market, it’s even more important to stand out. 

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Job Application / CV Writing

1st of December 2020 - 1st of December 2020, 3:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Learn more about how to be successful when it comes to job applications and how to prepare a great CV. 

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Interview Best Practice

2nd of December 2020, 10:00 am - 10:30 am

Enhance your interviewing skills and make sure you're prepared for interviewing in the digital age. 

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