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General Category => Editorial/Opinion => Topic started by: mystery-ak on February 22, 2014, 07:32:55 PM

Title: How to Get a Job at Google by Thomas L. Friedman
Post by: mystery-ak on February 22, 2014, 07:32:55 PM
Title: Re: How to Get a Job at Google by Thomas L. Friedman
Post by: truth_seeker on February 22, 2014, 08:30:45 PM
Interesting.
Title: Re: How to Get a Job at Google by Thomas L. Friedman
Post by: Oceander on February 23, 2014, 12:31:36 AM
GPAs and test scores do provide sort of a minimum baseline, and they do have some correlation with an individual's willingness to work hard and to focus on longer term goals over short-term gratification; however, that aside, what they're really best for is determining who's the best at taking tests or getting grades in an academic setting.  That doesn't carry over very well to much of the real world.
Title: Re: How to Get a Job at Google by Thomas L. Friedman
Post by: Slide Rule on February 23, 2014, 07:30:46 PM
Wonder why they end up with so many lefties.
Perhaps it is the humility thing, and passing their Kobayashi Maru test.
Standing back after they contributed seems undesirable because it cuts off their next contribution.
Of course Google is mainly a marketing company so the bias may be from that.
Generally, I like their criteria.  A company could do worse and have.

Al