Always a good question. Personally, I can’t pick up any kind of how-to or other instructional book these days without thinking: Who is this person, exactly, and why should I listen to what he/she has to say? What have he/she done to be anointed a so-called “expert”? So let me make my case in the following two paragraphs – quickly, so we can get down to brass tacks on this resume business:
While I was getting my master’s degree in journalism at the University of Missouri from 1997-1999, I was named one of four Pulitzer New Media Fellows. Sounds fancy, eh? One of my primary jobs was teaching online resume writing….