Hire like Google by avoiding a certain part of candidates' resumes…and the likelihood is it isn't what you thought
At least in the technology industry, the philosophy seems to abound. At accounting software company Journyx, CEO Curt Finch shares Google’s philosophy. “I couldn’t care less about what degree an applicant has,” he said. “If they can do the job, that’s what matters to me.”
“Technical skills can be taught,” said Structure Studios CEO Noah Nehlich, who was a college dropout himself. “It is much more important to build a team with people who have the interpersonal skills to work together productively and communicate than it is to hire someone who just looks good on paper.”
Is the college degree moving into irrelevancy? A Gallup poll of Americans found that candidates’ views are not in line with those of recruiters/employers. While half the general public believes a candidate’s college major is “very important” to hiring managers, only 30% of business leaders agree. And while 80% of the public says the institution where an individual receives a degree is important to organisations, less than half of business leaders pay attention to that factor.