Thomas Friedman on Google (and getting hired)

“But Bock is saying something important to them [young people going to college], too: Beware. Your degree is not a proxy for your ability to do any job. The world only cares about — and pays off on — what you can do with what you know (and it doesn’t care how you learned it). And in an age when innovation is increasingly a group endeavor, it also cares about a lot of soft skills — leadership, humility, collaboration, adaptability and loving to learn and re-learn. This will be true no matter where you go to work.”

In light of the most recent job opportunity highlight, I just found an article by Thomas Friedman from last week’s New York Times. It is titled: “How to get a job at Google” – check it out! Friedman reviews an interview with Laszlo Bock (SVP of people operations) that appeared last June in the NYTimes.

Thought the last paragraph (above) had a great message for students – go liberal arts!


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