Who Should Companies Hire?

February 25, 2014 in Daily Bulletin

Max Nisen reported on the principles that Google uses to hire employees:

  • Ivy League graduates are overrated. They lack intellectual humility and don’t know how to deal with failure.
  • In fact graduates in general are overrated. Those who can make it without college really know how to be successful.
  • Intelligence is overrated. It’s not about what potential hires know, rather, it’s about how fast they can learn.
  • This is why behavioural interviews are popular. By asking about past experiences through questions such as how an individual dealt with difficult circumstances, they provide insights into the individual’s ability to react to new circumstances.

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Source: Quartz