Soft skills are still in demand.
Last summer, Laszlow Block, the head of hiring for Google turned a few heads when he said 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.” What Google looks for are the following:
- Cognitive ability, not I.Q., but the ability to learn, to put pieces of disparate information together, to do this in the moment, as it happens.
- Leadership defined as knowing when to step in and take the lead as well as knowing when to let others lead.
- Ownership or committing to being responsible for getting done what needs to be done.
- And at the same time as leading and taking ownership, also having the humility to being open to the ideas of others.
HOT JOBS/INTERNSHIPS FROM CareerLink
For Commencement details, click here.
Friday, May 23rd – Dean’s Commencement Reception
Saturday, May 24th – Commencement Reception/Ceremony