When I am not busy pretending to be a health and fitness expert, I am working my day job of being a recruiter. I hope, in some way, that one day I can measure the amount of calories I have burned through the constant meet-and-greet of all kinds of humans every single day of my life. While I am busy calculating that painful number, I’d like to share with you all some tips how how nutrition can affect your ability to interview well for a job.
Let’s start with the obvious, when you are face-to-face in a small room with someone else, particularly a recruiter, who (sort of) has your career in the palm of their hands, it’s important to remember to avoid eating anything heavy in garlic or onions of up to 24 hours beforehand. Even if you practiced proper dental hygiene prior to the interview, the essence of garlic and onions is released out of your skin for the next day or so. Don’t make people touch your sweaty onion hands.
Now some other obvious and lesser obvious choices:
Good Idea: Omega 3 (salmon, eggs, kale)
Why? It makes you think better in your toes!
Bad idea: Carb overload
Why? They can make you sleepy
Good Idea: Vitamin B (Eggs, broccoli, spinach, meat)
Why? They make you feel better about yourself and give you energy (no one wants to hire a depressed person with sloth-like qualities)
Bad idea: Coffee
Why? It gives you the jitters (which you will probably already have) and it also can cause bad breath and dry mouth. Just try to get a good nights rest before an interview instead!
Go get em,
Holy crap. My Cousin Diana is on fire.
Yesterday, I posted a recipe she texted me a little while back – Spaghetti Squash a la Cousin Diana.
Admittedly, I haven’t tried it yet. But it looks out of control.
Today, she’s back at it. And this time, she’s all about COCONUT OIL COFFEE.
- Black coffee
- Sweeten to taste (she likes two splenda)
- 1 – 2 teaspoons coconut oil
- Blend for a few seconds to allow oil to emulsify
RESULT: Healthy coconut coffee goodness.
This is life changing.
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