Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Dept. of Long Resumes

Why it's harder to be a polymath these days. (More Intelligent Life)

It is not only the explosion of knowledge that puts polymaths at a disadvantage, but also the vast increase in the number of specialists and experts in every field. This is because the learning that creates would-be polymaths creates monomaths too and in overwhelming numbers. If you have a multitude who give their lives to a specialism, their combined knowledge will drown out even a gifted generalist. And while the polymath tries to take possession of a second expertise in some distant discipline, his or her first expertise is being colonised by someone else.

1 comment:

varsha said...

A good post on "Dept. of Long Resumes".An important point is a resume and cover letter should be the marketing tools that help candidate to land the position that is perfect for him.

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