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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Vanessa

Talent Engagement Manager

“If your interview is virtual, make sure you to test your technology beforehand, limit your distractions and look directly at your camera, and as always, be yourself.”

Emma
Emma

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
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 snap shot of how you play your role in a team.”

Karlie
Karlie

Talent Engagement Specialist

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
Claudia

Talent Engagement Manager

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