What is an ideal diet for interview candidates?

Sugar is the Main Fuel for the Brain for Peak Interview Performance

Based on Janel P. P. | Article on LinkedIn

What is an ideal diet for interview candidates? This question has been raised several times. 

Take plenty of water. 
Green Tea or Coffee with a little full fat milk
Fruit: Grapefruit, apples, cherries, oranges, and grapes have a low glycemic index. Fruits have a lower G.I. than fruit juices, because the fiber in the fruit slows the absorption of the fruit sugar. A whole apple will be more brain-friendly than apple juice; a whole orange better than orange juice. Freshly-made juice containing a lot of pulp is more brain-friendly than filtered juice http://www.askdrsears.com/
Vegetables: Legumes, such as soybeans, kidney beans, chick peas, and lentils have the lowest glycemic index of any food. Potatoes and carrots have a much higher G.I. http://www.askdrsears.com/
Cereals and grains: Oatmeal and bran have the lowest G.I. Other foods with a favorable G.I.are spaghetti and rice. http://www.askdrsears.com/
Protein: Eggs, Greek Yogurt (sugar free)
Fat: Organic Coconut oil, Avocado or Olive Oil

In a technical interview your brain is under immense pressure to do the following:

  • Interpret questions
  • Respond appropriately to questions
  • Recall facts and figures
  • Make numerical calculations
  • Make reasoning deductions
  • Recall processes linearly
  • Remain perceptive
  • Use intuition
  • Anticipate further questions
  • Remain personable

Recent research has proven that you can recharge your brain for better performance and definitely to do all that I have mentioned above. Your brain needs constant activity, nutrients from certain foods, water and oxygen to work.

Read: Sugar is the Main Fuel for the Brain for Peak Interview Performance | Janel P. P. | LinkedIn.

Why You Should Talk To Strangers …

— PsyBlog

There’s the one about the guy who treats a polite hello as permission to spew out his whole life-story or the woman who looks personally offended and turns her back. Especially when commuting with others on public transport, it often seems to safer to stay in your bubble of solitude.

Are we right to be quite so wary, though?

 According to a new study by shunning the company of strangers we could be missing out on a vital little lift to our day (Epley & Schroeder, 2014).Why You Should Talk To Strangers — PsyBlog.

The 7 worst body language mistakes job seekers make

Yahoo Finance Canada

Is failing to smile a mistake?. Smiling demonstrates confidence, openness, warmth, and energy. “It also sets off the mirror neurons in your listener instructing them to smile back. Without the smile, an individual is often seen as grim or aloof,” Expert Reiman interprets what your body language tells to an employer…

The 7 worst body language mistakes job seekers make | 7 worst body language mistakes job seekers make – Yahoo Finance Canada.

Job Training Goes High-Tech For People With Autism

-Disability Scoop

A computer-based program offers individuals on the Autism spectrum the opportunity to conduct a simulated job interview with a virtual human resources representative named Molly Porter. Equipped with voice recognition technology, this software is designed to assess the appropriateness of responses and provide feedback via an on-screen job coach.

Those with autism who practiced their job interviewing skills with the software — which ispublicly available — were able to apply what they learned when interviewing with a real person, substantially improving both the responses they provided and their self-confidence, according tofindings published online this week in the Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders.

“Adults with an autism spectrum disorder tend to have difficulties with social communication, which may interfere with them having a successful job interview,” said Matthew J. Smith of Northwestern University who led the study. “Our program helps trainees learn to talk about their ability to work as a team member so they sound easy to work with. They also learn how to sound interested and enthusiastic about a potential job, as well as convey that they are a hard worker.” 

Job Training Goes High-Tech For People With Autism – Disability Scoop.

Every Great Interview Starts With One Question


“What one skill do you possess that will most impact our bottom line?”

Right off the bat, you find out if the candidate knows anything about your company. (It’s hard to say how you will impact the bottom line when you don’t understand what truly drives value for a company.) More important, you begin to get to the heart of the value the employee will provide–and whether his or her strengths truly meet your needs.

Every Great Interview Starts With One Question | Inc.com.

Job hunting? What you can and can’t be asked in an interview

Insight – Yahoo Finance Canada

You don’t need Miss Manners to tell you it’s rude to ask someone his or her age. “How old are you?” is also the kind of question that has no place in a job interview.

It’s one of several queries that are strictly off-limits when it comes to employers screening potential candidates.

“Anything that is listed as a prohibited ground of discrimination in the Human Rights Code would be unacceptable,” says Alka Kundi, a labour and employment lawyer with Borden Ladner Gervais in Vancouver.

Job hunting? What you can and can’t be asked in an interview | Insight – Yahoo Finance Canada.

3 Interview Questions You Should Be Ready To Answer


Interviews come in all shapes and sizes. You might be asked to talk about past projects you’ve worked on, given a task to complete in a short amount of time, or expected to answer rapid-fire questions from a panel of the company’s employees. Especially when you’re interviewing at a start-up, where passion and culture fit is just as important as your skills, you can expect—well, just about anything.

3 Interview Questions You Should Be Ready To Answer – Forbes.

18 Easy Conversation Starters For Networking Events

Go Fishing At The Food Table

While waiting in line for the food, start chatting up the person next to you. This is a great opportunity to get a conversation started because you already have something in common: the food. Everyone is thinking the same thing, What am I going to try? What looks good?

So, instead of just standing there in silence, start a conversation. Here are a few conversation starters for this situation:

  • “Oh man, everything looks so good… I’m not sure what to get! What are you thinking?”
  • “Yummy, they have ___! Have you ever tried it?”
  • “Hmm, I’m not quite sure what that dish is… do you know?”

Who knows, you might leave the buffet with a better plate of food AND a new contact! That’s a win-win in my book.

Find A Loner…Here are some ice breakers:

If you see someone standing alone in the corner, clutching his or her drink, and looking miserable, don’t be afraid to walk up and introduce yourself.  Typically, these people need a little help getting the conversation going.

  • “Man, these networking events can be so crazy. Mind if I join you over here where it’s a little quieter?”
  • “Wow, there are a ton of people here! The food must be good, huh?”

If someone is standing alone, he or she is probably feeling uncomfortable or unconfident. If you initiate the conversation, it could make them feel more relaxed and willing to connect.

Read more at http://www.careerealism.com/conversation-starters-networking-events/#GcDmqbO1mr0ZXRAx.9918 Easy Conversation Starters For Networking Events | CAREEREALISM.