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Posted February 11, 2016 by

Multitasking doesn’t matter to recruiters

In college recruiting, employers don’t value multitasking as one of the skills at the top of their list. While multitasking may demonstrate effort, it does not necessarily produce the best results. Many students list multitasking on their resumes because multitasking is a popular soft skill candidates have been taught to list on their resumes. The bottom line is recruiters want to hire candidates who produce results.

Anne Grinols, Assistant Dean for Faculty Development and College Initiatives at Baylor’s Hankamer School of Business, asserts that employers care more about hiring candidates who have outlined their accomplishments in detail on their resumes over candidates who have simply listed lots of popular soft skills at the top of their resumes.

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Anne Grinols, Assistant Dean for Faculty Development and College Initiatives at Baylor’s Hankamer School of Business

“Job candidates who say they can multitask think they are saying they can accomplish more than others because they can focus on more than one thing at once. However, multitasking can also be seen as a negative. I think this is because efforts to multitask have had unfortunate results: poor outcomes and burnout of those trying to do it for extended periods of time.

In the real world, most of the time, results count more than the process to achieve them. A good process is more likely to result in consistent, good results; so process matters. But it matters precisely because of the results, not on its own account.

Employers are more interested in outcomes than efforts. Multitasking refers to the latter. I would not use the term ‘multitasking’ on my resume. Instead, I would indicate expertise in multiple areas, timely production and excellence in outcomes.”

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Anne Grinols serves as Assistant Dean for Faculty Development and College Initiatives in Baylor’s Hankamer School of Business. She teaches in Baylor’s full-time and online MBA programs. Her research areas include interpersonal communication, ethics, and online education. As assistant dean, she supports faculty development in teaching and research, and has a leadership role in the ethics initiatives in the business school. Before coming to Baylor in January 2004, Grinols was director of management communication for the University of Illinois Business School, where she taught management communication and critical thinking for business from 1996-2003 and oversaw the MBA Communication Center.

Posted April 15, 2015 by

Are Recruiters LinkedIn to Your Profile?

You know LinkedIn to be a professional networking site where you connect with professionals.  You can also make an impression among recruiters who are looking for a number one candidates to fill job openings.  With the job market being so competitive, you need to do everything possible to make sure your LinkedIn profile attracts recruiters.  So, what things should you be doing to achieve this goal?  Here are some tips to get recruiters LinkedIn to your profile in the following infographic. (more…)

Posted February 24, 2015 by

7 Secrets to Helping Your Teen Unlock Their True Academic Potential

Teenage students studying in classroom with teacher

Teenage students studying in classroom with teacher. Photo courtesy of Shutterstock.

When students stand on the threshold of their futures, education is the most important key to their direction. High school studies and all the hard work involved in reaching the ultimate goal of graduation, takes careful planning and learning to identify your teen’s true academic potential. In the final analysis, it’s the student who takes full account of their potential. There are seven secrets to unlocking one’s true academic potential. These include:

. Assess academic strengths and weaknesses
. Stay the course of your academic direction
. Continually review, refresh and update your academic direction
. Compare course of study to career aspirations
. Set reasonable goals
. Study the job market trends
. Plan ahead to avert obstacles (more…)

Posted December 12, 2014 by

Tips to use LinkedIn Smarty for Job Hunting

Linkedin.com homepage on the screen. LinkedIn is a business-oriented social networking service

Linkedin.com homepage on the screen. LinkedIn is a business-oriented social networking service. Photo courtesy of Shutterstock.

Social media is one of the best ways of finding a job and LinkedIn certainly has its advantages. Young students who are taking their first steps in the professional sphere can benefit from the contacts they can make on LinkedIn besides finding a direction for their career and finding job opportunities. There are a few ways you can use LinkedIn to your advantage. (more…)

Posted August 06, 2014 by

Recent College Graduates, Need Help Writing Resumes for Jobs? 10 Tips that Will Get Them Noticed

In order for recent college graduates to write resumes for jobs that recruiters and employers will notice, they should consider applying these 10 tips to their documents in the following post.

Your resume provides employers with the relevant information they need to decide whether to invite you for an interview, or not. But first, a recruiter has to be impressed enough to actually read your resume. And for that to happen, your document must be focused and concise; in just a few seconds, it must project you as a candidate

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Posted July 11, 2014 by

Seeking Your First Entry Level Job? Focus on Your Personal Brand

One way to improve your chances of getting an entry level job is to show what you can bring to the table.  In the following post, learn about creating your own personal brand.

Think of the concept of branding like this: A hiring manager has two different candidates under consideration. All elements being equal: Candidate A: Has general ambition, good potential, skills and grades Candidate B: Has specific ambition demonstrated by two different internships applicable to the role they are interviewing for; They

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Posted May 02, 2014 by

How to Become a Successful Teacher

Jack Wieczorek

Jack Wieczorek

To be a successful teacher can mean many things – most of the time it’s the question of the right personality, others times it’s good habits and a willingness to work hard to achieve one’s goals. There are, however, a few things all great teachers have in common – features that can be acquired by everyone up for a little challenge. (more…)

Posted April 14, 2014 by

Don’t Think Twitter is an Effective Tool for Your Entry Level Job Search? 7 Steps to Follow for Success

If Twitter is not a part of your entry level job search, learn seven steps to use on the site to help you find success with it in the following post.

When I talk with job seekers about Twitter, I often get a curious look. I try walking them through my process for building their personal network or connecting with potential new employer, but that doesn’t seem to work. Twitter is often one of those things people don’t get until they dig

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Posted October 22, 2013 by

College Success 101: Fifteen Habits to Put You Ahead of the Pack

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Smiling female college student on campus. Photo courtesy of Shutterstock.

What will it take for you to have a successful college career?  Whether you are a high school graduate or returning to school, the following post shares some habits to help you make the most of your college experience.

Visit just about any college campus and you’ll observe students who are, to put it simply, doing college right. No, they’re not perfect (who is?), but they are diligent and perform well academically, while still enjoying a healthy social life and maybe even holding down a part-time job or raising a family. They’re on good terms with their professors, and they take a full—but not overwhelming—course load each semester. They’re likely to seek out internships and participate in on-campus student organizations, and no one wonders whether or not they have what it takes to make it to graduation. (more…)

Posted June 07, 2013 by

Are Virtual Internships Good Jobs for College Students? 3 Factors to Consider

While many students with internships may be used to working in an office, today these opportunities exist online.  The following post includes three factors for considering virtual internships as jobs for college students.

Featured: Not Featured Virtual internships became really popular about three years ago, and have since become a hotly-debated topic. I recently saw a few tweets come across my desk stating that in-office internships were better than virtual internships. But as someone who has been running a virtual internship program for over three years (every

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3 Things You Don’t Know About Virtual Internships