Interview Tip: Smile!

March 9th, 2009 by lewis

The University of Pittsburgh released an interesting study – optimistic women are “14 percent less likely to die from any cause than pessimists and 30 percent less likely to die from heart disease after eight years of follow up in the study.”

This reminds me a tip I gave to a recent client: smile.  Job seekers who smile come across as energetic and cheerful.  And if you’re smiling, you’re probably approaching the interview the right way: relaxed, friendly, and confident — just like you would when grabbing coffee with an old friend.
I searched the web for “optimistic job seekers,” and I found this article from The Guardian, a British newspaper.  It confirmed my hypothesis; optimistic job seekers are more likely to get the job!  So be optimistic — and smile.

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One Response to “Interview Tip: Smile!”

  1. March 10, 2009 at 10:30 am, the medical sales recruiter said:

    Lewis:
    If you read the book “learned optimism” you will know that optimistic people always do better than others.
    Peggy
    Feel free to use some of my videos for your blog: http://www.youtube.com/medsalesrecruiter

    Reply

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