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3 advantages that science gives you to succeed in your job interviews

That's it, you had a superb positive response to your application, and you want at all costs to land the job of your dreams. You've had the hardest time, but it's not all over, now you have to meet your recruiters and above all make the best impression on them. To do this, here are some tips that science can give you!

Strike a pose

The majority of our communication is done not by speech, but non-verbally (gestures, posture, looks). Very often this is involuntary and reflects your general state of mind, but also your personality, often by a specific gestural attitude common to everyone (even in people with blindness). Where it gets interesting is that the opposite is also true! This is a phenomenon that has been observed for a long time in primates, and which also applies to you: if you only have two minutes, strike a pose! Stretch out, occupy your space, open your body! Think Wonderwoman or Superman! Experimental evidence has been provided that recruiters show a preference for subjects who pose for only two minutes before being interviewed.

Good night kids

It may seem like kicking an open door, but good sleep is of paramount importance in almost every aspect of your life. Arriving at your interview with a puffy face and drawn features isn't going to help you, so a few tips to make sure that doesn't happen:

  • Avoid blue light, which would be as effective as caffeine in preventing you from sleeping! Consider installing f.lux if you have to work on a screen before sleeping;
  • Prefer to take a good cold shower to hack your body and your hormones to make it fall asleep, indeed, reducing its temperature makes it easier to fall asleep;
  • Finally, do not hesitate to use one of the many mobile applications to monitor your sleep cycle and encourage you to wake up in better shape!

Take some chewing gum, Emile…

According to a 2009 study at Swinburne University in Australia, chewing makes you more alert and can significantly reduce stress levels. It could even allow you to improve your multitasking skills. The taste is of no importance, apple, mint or tutti frutti, the choice is yours! Of course, remember to throw it away before starting your meeting, it's generally considered quite rude to chew in front of your recruiter...

And There you go ! You now have science on your side, so get ready to impress them!


Escaped from physics college and reconverted into solidarity communication, part-time nerd and eclectic musicophile, web design specialties, influence and strategic communication, opera, mariokart.

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