With applications to sort, interviews to book, and campus visits to coordinate, recruiters have to balance a lot of competing priorities. Multitasking is often seen as the key to tackling a loaded to-do list, but this approach has its downsides. While dividing your attention might help you complete tasks faster, the quality of your work could suffer.

This is where mindfulness comes in. Mindfulness is the practice of being focused in the present moment and it can have real advantages for recruiters looking to reduce stress and increase productivity. In fact, a 2011 study found that individuals who had completed an eight-week mindfulness course showed improved memory and concentration.

Ready to become a mindful recruiter? Here are 5 simple ways to get started!

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