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GPAs apparently don't predict anything, it's what's inside that counts for Google!   
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Wednesday, March 26, 2014 Well are you looking to get hired by Google? Chances are, you'd be chasing sky-rocketing GPAs (Grade Point Averages) to see yourself sit in the formidable Google employee chair in the future. However, if you ask Google, that's not all the global search engine giant is looking for while hiring.


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In a recent interview with the New York Times, Google's senior VP of people operations, Laszlo Bock has gone on record to say that GPAs don't mean a thing for Google, since GPAs "don't predict anything." College education is preferred any day, however, that is no prerequisite if you're looking to work with Google. This is evident from the fact that the number of people getting jobs at Google without a college degree has grown tremendously over time.

For every job, the number one thing Google looks for is general cognitive ability: the ability to learn and grasp easily and quickly. "There are five hiring attributes we have across the company. If it's a technical role, we assess your coding ability, and half the roles in the company are technical roles. For every job, though, the No. 1 thing we look for is general cognitive ability, and it's not IQ. It's learning ability. It's the ability to process on the fly. It's the ability to pull together disparate bits of information. We assess that using structured behavioral interviews that we validate to make sure they're predictive," Bock was quoted as saying.

Furthermore, emergent leadership is essential as opposed to traditional leadership. "Traditional leadership is, were you president of the chess club? Were you vice president of sales? How quickly did you get there? We don't care. What we care about is, when faced with a problem and you're a member of a team, do you, at the appropriate time, step in and lead. And just as critically, do you step back and stop leading, do you let someone else? Because what's critical to be an effective leader in this environment is you have to be willing to relinquish power." Bock added.

Saurabh Singh, EFYTIMES News Network


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