I've been saying it for a while, but I think it's time to blog it before somebody writes a book on it.
I believe that there are at least three things that nearly every American adult belives that he or she is good at, and that in reality, only a small portion of them are very good at any one of them. Unlike that tease of a fortune cookie I got last week, I'm going to list all three:
I'm sure you'll all write in with additions to the list, or perhaps to protest and profess your expertise. Let me be clear: for the vast majority of applicants, I am not interested in testing your expertise in any of these areas personally.
Conversely, I wonder at what, if anything, people widely claim incompetence?