“We can make a lot of mistakes”: The science of job interviews

After weeks of trolling the internet for job postings and dashing off cover letters, you’ve finally had a stroke of luck. There’s only one thing standing between you and your dream job: The interview. This kind of high-stakes situation is guaranteed to get pulses racing. We all want to know what our interviewers are thinking, and how to make the best impression possible. While neuroscientists and psychologists have yet to peer into people’s brains during live interviews, recent studies can help us understand how to tip the odds in our favor. The science of making a good impression Humans are remarkably quick to form first impressions. Studies show that people tend to make split-second judgments about traits like trustworthiness and competence based on certain facial features. For example, people tend…


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