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this is not time-management August 28, 2009

Posted by That Guy in Did I Hear That Right?, Seen Elsewhere, Wasting Time.
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From MLIA:

Tonight I was reading my daughter her favorite bedtime story, but she wasn’t paying attention. So, after the third page I skipped to the end and read the last page. She never noticed and fell asleep within a few minutes. I added excellent time management skills to my resume.

The interesting thing about the requirement for “good time-management skills” is that it doesn’t take into account how you manage all of your time. What interviewers want to hear is that you can multitask — that you can do multiple tasks at the same time, or get all your work done before the deadline. What they don’t want to hear is the truth: you get your work done, you get it done right, you get it done on time, and you still have time to read blogs or check Facebook. Or both.

I for one have never been late finishing a project because of my use of Facebook or my reading of RSS feeds. That’s good time-management too.

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