Healthy Is Crucial To Your Career

In business, career, corporate, health, wellness on February 1, 2012 at 1:22 am

“All companies look for both professionalism and enthusiasm. If you’re not feeling your best, you won’t be as energetic. Being healthy is a critical component of the interviewing process,” says Emily Koltnow, president of the executive recruiting firm, Koltnow & Company ( 

So ask yourself these questions:

  • How  productive are you?  Do you, or will you, walk into the office every morning–energetically, enthusiastically, ready to take on new challenges?
  • Are  you constantly fatigued or energetic?
  • Do you get headaches?
  • How does food affect you, both physically and emotionally? Do you come back from lunch sleepy and irritable or refreshed and energetic?
  • Do you have a major energy crash in the late afternoon?
  • Are you able to handle challenges calmly and effectively?
  • Do you rely on coffee or diet soda throughout the day?

Your wellness is a critical factor in your daily professional life. You need to be at the top of your game and stand out from the competition like never before.

Skills are crucial, but so is mindset (actually, some even say that mindset is more important), so let the prospective employer see someone who is highly-functional, energetic, enthusiastic and vibrant.

Also keep in mind that the employee benefit package is often one of the largest employer expenses, so make sure they see someone looking fit and healthy.

  1. I credit my extremely healthy and clean diet along with my copious amounts of sleep and exercise for the enormous amount of pep and energy I have every single day! I love my life and my lifestyle and will never change what I am doing, unless of course one day, I all of a sudden feel differently!

  2. Always great advice, Irene.

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