To say Lady Gaga is a little bit bonkers is an understatement, and the fabulously eccentric superstar has showcased her quirkiness yet again at Philip Treacy’s show at London Fashion Week.
First, she announced the show officially open wearing a bright pink cape and then displayed a similarly odd ensemble as she took her seat on the front row.
The singer opted for an emerald green dress, glittery gold leggings and a giant blue ring the size of her hand.
And with proportions already taking a hit, why stop there? Gaga teamed her gargantuan star-shaped ring with an equally enormous floral headpiece which almost covered up her entire face.
Before changing into her various different outfits, Gaga chose to announce her arrival to the show wearing a burqa covered in raccoon tails. Yes, really.
So why exactly are we talking to you about Lady Gaga – and more to the point, raccoon tails? Believe it or not, there are actually a few lessons graduates can learn from the star’s wacky ways.
Gaga’s outfit was, quite frankly, ridiculous, but it did keep all eyes on her. If you want all employers’ eyes to be on you, convincing them you are unique right from the start is one way to go about it.
First off, do you have a unique interest? Do you scuba dive on a regular basis, or play the bagpipes? Do you have your own blog, or learn Russian in your spare time?
If so, make sure it’s on your CV. Recruiters read hundreds of cover letters and CVs, so something out of the ordinary will really make them sit up and take notice.
Secondly, there are some pretty special ways to go about job hunting. Take a look at our extreme job hunting piece here
If you make it to the interview stage, wear something that will make you memorable, such as a colourful scarf, a snazzy tie or a funky necklace. Remember to keep the rest of your outfit relatively toned down so you still come across as professional.
By being unique and making yourself stand out from the increasing competition, you find quickly find yourself of the Edge of (career) Glory.
Raccoon tail-wearing Gaga was previously anti-fur. Going from anti- to pro-something could work in graduates’ favour.
History graduates may shy away from graduates jobs in finance and banking when actually employers need a varied skill set among the employees and will often accept candidates with degrees from any discipline
Lady Gaga might have been Born This Way, but you can temporarily adopt (some of) her practices in order to fast track you to career victory.