A job interview tip that’s easy to put into practice is to make one or more positive statements at each interview.
A positive statement is, “I want the job.” A negative statement is, “It seems like yours is the kind of position I might consider taking.” Yet this is a lame statement that too many job searchers make.
So communicate with positive words at interviews and on the job. Studies show that listeners and readers react more favorably to positive language. So when you speak positively at interviews, during face-to-face and phone conversations, and in letters and e-mails you write, you will come across as a confident person with a can do attitude. Companies love to hire positive job candidates.
Some Eastern philosophies teach that your mind is like a battery. It has a positive and a negative pole. This is also reflected in new age literature that states positive thoughts attract while negative ones repel.
While it’s hard to think positively when you’re out of work and worried about paying the rent or mortgage, you can choose to use positive words. Because the thoughts you think and the words you use can either attract or repel, decide to think and speak positively during your job search—especially while interviewing— and on the job. This will impress your contacts and bosses and motivate prospective employers to want to meet and hire you.
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