Ever stepped into an interview and you become tongue tied? Can’t think of an answer to a simple question? Or maybe the opposite, you start to ramble and say a lot of words that do not really make sense. Pear People see and experience this regularly, trust us, you are not alone.

We all know the feeling when going into an interview for the job we desperately want. We have all suffered from feelings of anxiousness as we are about to embark on something that is of importance to us. Yes, the overwhelming emotions from the interview nerves take over our ability to think.

Controlling your nerves takes practice, mindfulness and some interview preparation work. Today Pear People, have one additional and super simple tip which anyone can do. Thank you to science, for this one!

Scientist have been researching the brains performance during exercise and discovered an increase in nitric oxide. Nitric oxide is what is in your blood that helps muscles to relax and enable increased blood flow, increased oxygen and nutrients. Scientists discovered when a person engages in exercise, their brain increases blood flow and the results on a cognitive test was significantly increased.

So what does that all mean?

Before you go to the interview take yourself for a brisk walk as you are guaranteed to increase your thinking ability. You will be able to reflect on your past employment experiences, your successes and what you want out of this job better. Exercising is guaranteed to place you in a far better frame of mind and set you up to nail that interview!

The more vigorous the exercise the greater the increase in thinking power, so get yourself up and moving and think about the job you want to get.