Is having good research skills important?

The journalist research article talks about the approach graduate students get when seeking information in a workplace. Personally, when I want quick answers I pull my phone out and use google. In a generation where technology has become go big people can get answers on the tip of their fingers.

Finding information the traditional way of making phone calls, going through reports, and databases aren’t the first thing young new employees do. When graduating college and wanting to work at a professional job, getting hired is not that easy. Jobs want people who have great research skills.

Personally I relate to this because I’m not that good at researching but as I’m going through colleges I feel like it’s more important to have research skills and not just taking the easy way out because when wanting to find a job after college, it could be difficult if not having right qualities to work.

The article states that college hires always had the quickest answers if they do not know the answer they will ask a co-worker, and not many young employees know how to read reports. Studies show that non-digitized information sources will be disappearing by year as new college students become hired.


The Journalist’s Resource writes an article on how graduates approach gathering information.

I want answers– fast

The Journalist’s Resource’s article on the way graduates approach gathering information is extremely relatable. I find my self getting answers the same way and after reading this article, I see why many people my age and I have a created this habit.

The Journalist’s Resource writes an article on how graduates approach gathering information.

I believe we as a tech-savvy generation are so used to getting answers fast through outlets like Google or Wikipedia that we heavily rely on only retrieving information like that.

It would be a waste of time to search for information through phone calls or databases if the same information can be found online. Time is valuable to workers so why would we, as an innovative and fast-paced generation choose to spend time on searching for one answer while we could be using it to find more important information.

I relate this back to biology. All organisms wish to perform and carry out tasks in a way which will require the least energy. So, with that in mind, it would only make sense with the resources available to us to look towards convenient internet searches for information.

However, this will backfire when our resources are not reliable or if they do not carry the right information. I must know that if the internet can’t give me what I need then I have to put in a little more effort in traditional methods like phone calls in order to get what I need. Sometimes I won’t be able to get answers– fast.