Hiring Advice | TBT Edition: How to Get a Job at Google

“G.P.A.’s are worthless as a criteria for hiring, and test scores are worthless. …”

It’s a bold statement. From a young age we are conditioned to believe that striving for the highest G.P.A., securing a spot in a prestigious post-secondary institution and landing a job at a reputable organization are the keys to building a great career. Could this all be a myth? In a 2014 article for the New York Times, Thomas L. Friedman speaks with a senior executive at Google headquarters about their hiring process. Laszlo Bock, Senior Vice President of People Operations, outlines the five hiring attributes that Google uses company-wide.

Click below for a great read and some inspiration on how you can look beyond test scores in your hiring practices.

Opinion: How to Get a Job at Google

Thank you to Michele Romanow (@MicheleRomanow, Dragon on Dragon’s Den) for the article recommendation.