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Entry by Pat Patterson

How Many Hats Can You Wear?

In today’s workplace, employers are placing more emphasis on an employee’s ability to multi-task…and I don’t just mean texting and talking at the same time.  A diverse collection of workspace-related skills may increase your likeliness of landing your dream job.  According to research from Robert Half International, multi-tasking is a prominent attribute desired for the hottest jobs of 2011:

“The common thread among the jobs highlighted in our research is that they help businesses improve efficiency and profits, and foster a more positive customer experience,” said Max Messmer, chairman and CEO of Robert Half International. “The most successful job candidates bring multiple skill sets, a track record of success and a strong sense of accountability to their roles.”

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Knowing this information, at your current or upcoming internship, you may want to ask your supervisor for opportunities that may enhance any of your skills that you believe may need more development.  Also, when seeking for an internship, you may want to search for those that have a wide variety of responsibilities.  How many hats can you wear?

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