“G.P.A.’s are worthless as a criteria for hiring, and test scores are worthless. … We found that they don’t predict anything.” — Laszlo Bock, Google
The New York Times interviewed one of the world’s most successful companies to see what they’re looking for in the people they hire. Laszlo Bock at Google said some things that may surprise many, but they sound pretty familiar here at Open Doors.
Read on to see how Google scouts out the very traits fostered by the self-directed education we facilitate here at Open Doors. As the article summarizes: “Beware. Your degree is not a proxy for your ability to do any job. The world only cares about — and pays off on — what you can do with what you know (and it doesn’t care how you learned it). And in an age when innovation is increasingly a group endeavor, it also cares about a lot of soft skills — leadership, humility, collaboration, adaptability and loving to learn and re-learn. This will be true no matter where you go to work.”
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