I am probably losing cool points today, but I’ll admit I used to love Challenge 24 in elementary school.
For those of you who’ve never played, it’s a fast, tournament style card game where the objective is to find a way to manipulate four integers so that the end result is 24.
Elementary school teachers love this game because repetition is a PROVEN way to improve memory.
💼 What does this mean for your job search?
If you are not routinely practicing your elevator pitch and common interview questions, you could be setting yourself up for a not so stellar performance.
When practicing, you should consider “spaced repetition” vs. binging the night before your interview.
Pierce J. Howard, author of the Owner’s Manual for the Brain explains it, “Work involving higher mental functions, such as analysis and synthesis, needs to be spaced out to allow new neural connections to solidify. New learning drives out old learning when insufficient time intervenes.”
💼 Your takeaway: If you have an interview coming up, spend 20 minutes to an hour every day leading up to the interview working on your responses.