Yesterday, I received in the mail a notice that I was a candidate for inclusion in Cambridge Who's Who Executives and Professionals directory. Apparently, this means I was selected by their research department. Who ARE these people who do this research? And why on earth would they pick me? I mean, I'm pretty good at what I do, but I'm certainly no "who's who".
I guess that being a candidate doesn't mean I'll necessarily be included - after filling out an application, they conduct a phone interview to decide if I'm worthy.
I admit, I'm completely ignorant of this whole concept. How does being listed in this directory benefit me at all - aside from a few coupons? And I can't help but feel that, if it's so easy to be listed in Who's Who that they include ME, it can't be that much of a honor. Honestly. If I'd done something special, or even had an article published or something, I wouldn't be so skeptical, but as it stands, I'm just a wet-behind-the-ears librarian, a D-list at best blogger, and I don't even qualify as a "skilled-casual" World of Warcraft player.
Is there something I'm missing here?