Posts Tagged ‘awards’

Whos' Who: Is There Any Virtue in Vanity Publishing?

Last week I received a resume from a candidate who listed in the “Accomplishments” section of his resume that he had been named in the 2009 Who’s Who in America’s Colleges and Universities. Upon reading this line, I had a flashback to my own baccalaureate transition and a similar “honor” that I once also claimed. I recalled the inflated pride as this lofty commendation with which I had been bestowed came to life within the hallowed pages of this renowned volume, pride which was smashed to smithereens when I realized that my twenty-five hard earned bucks had purchased me my own memoriam of a teensy line amongst thousands of other teensy lines and a photo one-sixth the size of a postage stamp. File that lesson under “G” for Gullible.

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