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Does the thought of successfully passing a job interview instantly fill you with dread or excitement?
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|Today we will discuss how to manipulate your brain to guarantee success in Interviews|
|Like most people it is that feeling of dread rather than excitement. You feel your stomach is doing cartwheels and the need to keep going to the bathroom feels urgent. Your mouth feels dry and you can’t remember your name let alone why you think you would be a good fit for this position.Given that so many of us suffer from pre Interview nerves, I am going to share with you an effective brain hack for manipulating it to shift from anxiety to excitement so that it results in you nailing any interview that helps you achieve your #Careergreatness |
Discover this proven Brain Hack – Guaranteed to bring you career success
The best part is:
- It’s free to do
- No need for any expensive tools or devices
- Environmentally Safe as no plastic straws are needed
Back in the early days of my career I was just like you, getting tongue tied at interviews or suffering from verbal diarrhoea and even though I still get nervous when I do pitch for a new business, I have learnt how to achieve success in these situations by shifting my brain from focusing on “anxiety” to “excitement”. This shift in mindset has helped me level up and improve my performance ensuring I now achieve the positive results I want from interviews, pitch meetings, and public speaking.
See, I want you to be able to use this brain hack so you can get the positive results you want in your interviews too. Land that dream job and build the lifestyle you dream of, living your best life.
Are you ready to start hearing the words
“You are Hired”?
Are you ready to ditch those nerves to get positive results?
Do you want to Save yourself the heartache of never hearing back from an employer or getting that dreaded email?
Keep reading as I am going to show you how it works. Whenever I am scheduled to speak and I find myself feeling anxious, I use this nervous energy and manipulate it to work for me….
|I get myself excited! This brain hack is called “Anxious Reappraisal” |
In today’s competitive job market, interviews are unavoidable in hiring qualified candidates. Now imagine you are next to be interviewed by your dream employer. You look sharp, you are composed and focused.
But you are so anxious you can barely calm your nerves.
So how do you eliminate this energy-draining anxiety/nervousness and replace it with energy-pumping excitement
No 1 Brain Hack – Get Excited
|“Anxious Reappraisal” is the brain hack that lets you trick your mind from feeling anxious to excited. Next time you are heading to a job interview and you feel nervous, level up and practice this technique.It’s effectiveness has been overwhelmingly positive in a number of settings and studies.Here is the link for the full Harvard Business School report for those of you who love to geek out on data.|
|The Full Harvard Business School Report|
The benefits you will enjoy when you master this simple, yet powerful brain hack
Mastering this skill starts with acknowledging that there’s a thin line between the excitement and anxiety because both qualify as aroused emotions.
Anxiety brings about feelings of restlessness, tension, and uneasiness, which triggers heavy breathing, increased heart rate, sweating, and trouble concentrating. Similarly, we experience more or less of such stimulation when excited.
The anxious appraisal technique does not encourage people to relax or calm down when they feel anxious. Instead, they arouse excitement because it is more effective in reducing nervousness by shifting your brain from a threat mindset (makes you perform worse) to an opportunity mindset (make you perform better).
How do you do this at an interview?
|This is how to shift your brain focus just before the interview:|
When you are feeling nervous, convince yourself that you are excited, and your brain will respond more quickly to your self-talk. Self-talk helps individuals to reappraise anxiety as excitement.
No 1 Brain Hack
Say out loud phrases, such as “I am excited” or “ I’m getting excited” for 30 seconds with different speech tones each time. Smile whilst repeating the phrase. If you can do it in front of a mirror even better.
When you repeat the phrase you trigger excitement, which tricks your mind into thinking it’s excited rather than nervous. This biological change in your body will result in you improving your performance during the interview.
So what’s the difference between Anxiety and Excitement?
Your interpretation is the difference!
- When you interpret the resulting arousals as positive feelings, you’ll feel excited, but if you perceive them as negative, you’ll feel anxious.
- When excited, your brain focuses on the things that will go right. You can boldly step into the unknown because you are delightfully waiting to seize the job opportunity. It becomes a delicious experience.
- When anxious, your brain focuses on the things that might go wrong e.g. failing to sell yourself, struggling to answer the interviewer’s questions etc.
With this trick, you can arouse excitement before an interview and turn anxiety into success.
Keep in mind that manipulating your brain cells to switch between anxiety and excitement is simply a matter of thinking positively .
Now go ahead and nail that interview! I’m excited to read all your comments about how it worked for you.
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