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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 March 13, 2015 by

How to Use Your Smartphone to Create a Video Resume

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If you want to stand out from the pack and make a video resume, there is a lot to think about. It’s not as simple as picking up a camera and starting to film. You need to plan, film and edit your product to make sure it makes the best impression possible. So, if you still want to make this unique resume, here are a couple tips to consider: (more…)

Posted October 24, 2014 by

7 Incredibly-Simple Ways to Step Up Office Teamwork

Business group working together at the office

Business group working together at the office. Photo courtesy of Shutterstock.

Humans are biologically and specifically social animals. Each and every individual possesses an intellect, instinct and a drive to pursue a certain path in which they excel at accomplishing. Every person has a set of preferences, skill sets and attributes that contributes to the overall success. Imagine how easier and simpler the world would be if all of those distinct skills and traits were to combined as it would solve million of our problems, wouldn’t it?

Teamwork is one of the most obligatory principles that every organization must uphold in order to achieve the desired, targeted goals and ambitions. This write-up has been drafted for the convenience of those who are in need of encouraging a dedicated teamwork among their employees or those who need to know how to construct a perfectly functioning team. (more…)

Posted August 13, 2014 by

Recent College Graduates, How Honest Are You Being in Your Search to Find Jobs?

We have heard that honesty is the best policy.  When it comes to finding jobs, recent college graduates can get some advice on being honest in the following post.

How far would you go to get a job? Would you bend the truth? Exaggerate your work history, education and skills? Blatantly lie during a job interview? The Greek word parrhesia means “freedom of speech.” It also implies that one is obliged to speak the truth even if that involves a degree of risk. And most certainly: unless

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Posted June 27, 2014 by

Interested in Finding an Internship for Fall 2014? 5 New Opportunities to Consider

For students interested in finding an internship for this coming fall, check out five new opportunities in the following post.

Featured: Featured It’s that time again… get a head start on the FALL 2014 school semester with a NEW resume-buildingFALL 2014 internship. We have a bunch of FALL internships going up every week but these are theTOP 5 FALLinternships waiting for you to apply now!Click below to submit your application:read

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Posted June 18, 2014 by

Are You Looking to Find an Internship in Fashion? New Opportunity to Consider

If you want to find an internship in the fashion world, learn more about a new opportunity in the following post.

Featured: Featured As you know, we have new internships going up on the site each week — many of them in the fashion realm. One of our employers, Cynthia Rose NY, has posted their opportunities with us for quite a while and we wanted to give you all the inside scoop. If you’ve ever wondered what it

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Posted May 02, 2014 by

Want an Entry Level Job? Top 10 Cities Where You May Have the Best Chance to Find One

If you are a college graduate looking for an entry level job, check out this post, featuring an infographic, of the top 10 cities where you may have the best chance to find one.

Yes, the situation is that dire – we go where the jobs are. If relocation is an option after college, Apartment Guide and Indeed has a helpful roundup of the top cities for entry-level job openings as well as the jobs and salaries,…

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Posted February 20, 2014 by

Hiring or Searching for Recent College Graduate Jobs? What You Should Know About the Modern Workplace

Whether you’re an employer hiring for or a job seeker searching for recent college graduate jobs, it is important to understand what’s is going on in today’s workplace.  The following post includes an infographic that can help employers and job seekers in the working world.

In part due to recent technology advances, and partly a result of the influence of the growing number of Millennials in the workforce, today’s workplace is nothing like professional environments of the past. This infographic from Recruiter.com shows how the face of the workplace is evolving. How will this affect your career? How will your job

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Posted December 05, 2013 by

Plan to Start a Business as Your Entry Level Job? 5 Things to Remember

If you plan on starting a business as an entry level job, the following post has five things you should remember.

At age 16, I started my first business. I was among the throngs of a community that gathered on muggy summer nights to cheer on the home team at our high school football games. Cheering means one thing: yelling. And yelling means people will have tired, sore, dry throats. For the penny-pinchers unwilling to spend concession stand prices

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Posted September 19, 2013 by

Internship Finder, These are Areas Where You Can Pursue Acting

If you’re hunting for an opportunity to pursue acting as an internship finder, the following post lists some areas where you can find opportunities.

Featured: Featured Whenever I’m speaking at a school, I always get at least one student who wants to be an actor or actress when they graduate. They always ask me what types of internships they should do. Here are a few tips on the types of internships you should be looking for as an actor/actress. read more

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