Stop qualifying yourself
You aren’t doing yourself any favors by adding “My degree,” “I heard,” or “Someone important told me.”
Before you get there, we may care if we don’t know you. We have to understand what you bring to the table.
Other than that, we don’t care.
It is a form of CYA. “If I went to Harvard, they might look elsewhere when something fails.”
I don’t care what Barack Obama told you that day, roll your sleeve up and get to work.
You might show us why he said it.