Tell me about yourself - bad graduate job interview answer tell me about yourself

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Hi, this is Alan with I'm here to discuss with you how to prepare
for an interview. Specifically one thing you must do the night before. And it doesn t matter
what company, or organization or career you are persuing. Every job seeker must do this
one thing in their preparation. Your performance can be impaired so much by not doing this,
that you may have actually been better off showing up drunk instead. The impact can be
that big. Let me explain why getting enough sleep is so important. In college, I was a
research assistant in a sleep lab. The research team was running an experiment sponsored by
NASA. It wanted to figure out how much sleep an astronaut needed. I was surprised by what
we found. With every hour in space comes a hefty price tag, which puts sleeping at a
premium. The research team ran multiple groups of participants who received different amounts
of sleep. We were trying to pinpoint that exact sleep threshold. My job was to keep
the subjects awake and make sure they took their various cognitive tests on time. Our
results? We found that even with six-and-a-half hours of sleep, most people demonstrated a
performance deficit. They were less able to do simple mathematical tasks and effectively
perform other cognitive tests, and they showed slower reaction time. And getting less sleep
had an even more dramatic effect: One study found that after being awake for just 19 hours,
a person's driving skill decreases to the level of someone who just spent an evening
at a bar drinking 6 beers. Back to your job interview. How do reaction time and cognitive
tasks relate to performing well during a job interview? While preparation and practice
are critical to a successful interview, in most interviews you may still find some surprises.
There likely will be questions that you weren't expecting. When you face one of these questions,
you have several options. Yes, you can give yourself a little bit of leeway to answer
the question in a number of ways. This includes pausing, repeating the question back to the
interviewer, or asking for a few moments to gather your thoughts. Still, even if you implement
all of these stall tactics, you will have given yourself at most 30 seconds to come
up with an answer. And this is where the sleep really matters. Will your reaction time be
fast enough and your thinking sharp enough so that you deliver strong response? Or will
you blank out from being tired? Depending on how tired you are, one night of good sleep
may not be enough to get you back on track and put you in top shape for the interview.
In the sleep lab, when participants were intentionally shortchanged on sleep for over week, it could
take three days of recovery sleep before they were entirely back on track. So, you'll have
to keep a watch on your total sleep for a few days before your interview. Unfortunately,
if you're at all like me, sleeping can sometimes be easier said than done, especially the night
before an interview. Stress and anxiety can get in the way of a good night's rest and
leave you tossing and turning. Therefore, you may need to take action the day or days
before your interview in order to reduce that stress. Exercise is probably the best way
to do this. In particular, I recommend aerobic exercise, such as running, swimming, biking
or hiking. Don't hurt yourself, but you may have to do a bit more than a quick jog around
the block if you really want to work the stress out of your system. If you don't like exercise,
you can also consider going for a massage. However you get there, rest up, exercise,
and treat your body right so you can be at your physical and mental best on the day of
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