Be wary of “a working knowledge”

Before you chug “with a working knowledge of (XYZ)” into your resume, take a look at wiktionary.org’s definition of this phrase that pops into mind far too quickly:

“Working knowledge: A knowledge of how to make something work without any deeper understanding of why it works, or of how to fix it if it breaks.”

In attempting to sound competent, it is all to easy to end up sounding incompetent. Good to know.

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Lisa is a fiction writer who is slowly learning to hack away at the excess words of her craft. Slowly. Verrrrry slowly. She draws, writes, reads, sings, and does the dishes.
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