Tuesday, May 6, 2008

How important are your college grades?

Your College is not a technical school
Link: http://www.iwillteachy.http://markjeee.multiply.com/your-college-is-not-a-technical-school

Why don't companies ever hire me?
Link: http://www.iwillteachy.http://markjeee.multiply.com/why-dont-companies-ever-hire-me

From the articles above, Ramit nailed it on the spot, why your grades don't really matter when you apply for work. Yes, it matters a lot on your first job, but after that, most companies look for experience.

Of course, having good grades is still important, since it will measure how good you did with your job as a college student (taken as an experience). However, it won't fair much if you also work while still in college. Being a working student offers you a lot of experience, insight in terms of time management, discipline, technical skills, opportunity and network.

And best, start your own business. Start something, failing and learning is the best experience you will ever get. I for one will always prefer someone who tried to do something and failed, then learned from that experience.

1 comment:

C.H. said...

Hey Mark!

My name is Charlie Hoehn. I'm working with Ramit Sethi of iwillteachyoutoberich.com and he pointed me to this post.

Couple of things I wanted to ask you:

1. Ramit just put out a private video on automating your finances and we wanted to send it to you as a thank-you.
2. His new book is coming out, and for the people who pre-order the book (it's about $10) in the next few days, they'll get 6 chapters by PDF before anyone else, plus entry into a private community with premium content. Can I send you some more info and the link to the video? If yes, please drop me a line as soon as possible -- charhoehn (at) gmail.com