New York Times article – How to get a job at Google

Here’s an interesting article in the NY times on Google’s approach to hiring new employees. Laszlo Bock, the senior vice president of people operations for Google, noted that “G.P.A.’s are worthless as a criteria for hiring, and test scores are worthless. … We found that they don’t predict anything.”

This is contrary to the traditional mentality (especially at the undergraduate level) that grades are make-all-break-all factors. It’s important to keep in mind that “talent can come in so many different forms and be built in so many nontraditional ways today”

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