The Self-Titled Expert is On The Rise: Can Anyone Be a SME?
June 09, 20170

There is an interesting trend occurring, one which is becoming prominent because of career-related websites such as LinkedIn, and it is the increase in the number of individuals who are an expert in a particular subject, career field, or career specialty. I've noticed an increase in the number of experts, especially after the recession, and it has been a way for individuals to distinguish themselves in a competitive job market. As I review professional profiles and resumes from the perspective of a career coach and resume writer, the challenge I find for many is this: while it may be easy to state you are an expert in some particular subject or field, what can you do to support it?

This is not to state that there is not a need for experts or that it is not a helpful method of...

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