How can behavioural science help boost your job search, career development and other aspects of your life? Dr Kurt Nelson, shared his insights about this, his career and much more on Episode 61 of the Reframe & Reset Your Career podcast.
In this episode, we will learn about:
If you’re not happy in your current role, consider potential internal moves first,
What is behavioral science?
How to maintain motivation during your job search and the problem of the “middle”,
The benefits of maintaining a streak during your job search such as sending out CVs and connecting with people,
Reframing failure and how loss aversion is relevant to a job search,
Managing your emotions during a job search,
Strategies to help with job interviews,
What is the "pratfall effect" and how it can help in an interview?,
Be mindful of taking on tasks which don’t directly lead to promotion,
The benefits of broadening your interests so it’s easier to connect with new people,
Leaders need to be mindful of the power of their words and actions and
Enjoy the journey, focus on the process and not the destination.
Kurt is a sought-after behavioral scientist and recognized leader in human motivation and behavior change. For over 25 years, Kurt has worked with global companies to apply behavioral science principles to drive change in their organizations.
He is founder and president of The Lantern Group, a communication and behavioral design agency which uses behavioral science insights to improve employee engagement and motivation. Additionally, they have created the Brain/Shift behavior change catalogue of personal products.
He also is the co-founder, with Tim Houlihan, of the award-winning Behavioral Grooves Podcast, where they interview leading academic and business executives from around the world and explore how they apply behavioral science to their work and lives. All his work focuses on understanding ways to positively influence how people behave.
Kurt earned his MBA from the University of Iowa and his Ph.D. in Industrial/Organizational Psychology from Capella University.
Kurt discussed why the concept of loss aversion is relevant to a job search and being rejected. He told me “It's an element Danny Kahneman, along with his former research partner Amos Tversky, brought us: Loss Aversion and that rejection is a loss right. We had this this idea, even if it was just an idea that I was going to get this job now that job is lost, it's gone and that pain is double of that equivalent of a similar gain would be and so every time we get a rejection that loss really hurts … So reframing that and looking at the journey and what are these many steps that I'm doing that I can be successful on, hopefully can help alleviate that it's not going to take it away but it can help alleviate that.”
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