If only he had enough hours in a day. That’s the most challenging part of Adam Glassman’s gig as creative director of O Magazine, a post where he’s constantly navigating the worlds of graphic design and fashion.
In the latest installment of Mediabistro’s So What Do You Do? series, Glassman gives career and fashion advice, and tells what it’s like to style the Queen of Media: “We make it as fun and as painless as possible.” Hmm, maybe they share a few sips of Casa Dragones after a marathon shoot? Here’s an excerpt of the Q&A:
What is the biggest mistake that you see young professionals making? What’s the one tip that interns or fashion assistants should keep in mind?
First of all, I think everyone should do their homework. You need to know who you’re interviewing with — not just the human being, but also the publication. And I can tell you numerous times people have come in and they’ve never picked up an issue of O Magazine. And I have to tell you something: that doesn’t fly. There are so few jobs out there right now for young people, and there are a lot of people looking for a job. The moment you say that to me, the interview is over, basically, in my mind.