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Why Google does not care for College Degree


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Everyone knows that Google LLC is a leading multinational technology group of the United States of America and hence, individuals feel lucky to be part of the Google team. However, many people do not know that Google has a unique strategy to hire candidates. According to the operations head of Google named Laszlo Bock, a college or university degree of a person is not important to work in Google LLC. Here we have discussed a few of the strong reasons, for why Google follows such a unique hiring strategy.

You Do Not Necessarily Need College Degree to Become a Talented Worker

Whenever we look at individuals, who hardly went to school but succeeded to make their way in this competitive world with the best terms, we denote them as outstanding humans. Large numbers of modern companies and businesses today follow the same concept and hence, they do not check your University or college degree.

Especially, at Google, the word educational degree or college degree is not an official guide to recruiting and selecting employees. With the help of many vocational learning institutes and self-paced college programs, many young and talent-driven individuals have come in a pro with almost every type of essential skill to work in a business unit or company.

Creativity and Focus on Logic Matter a Lot

Human beings have creativity right from birth. Indeed, it is the willpower of a person to analyze his/her creativity well and work to improve it. Creativity remains present in people’s nature but an individual can achieve success only when he/she applies logic with his or her creative skills. Google believes that people with well-structured thinking and creativity may become the best workforce even without an education degree. Moreover, the logical thinking of a person goes far away from mere knowledge of coding and programming.

Degree without Skills is Similar to a Stamp Paper

College or University degrees only give a definition to a specific study program and consider it a certificate of expertise. For instance, if you get a degree in mass communication or journalism, you can easily tell the world that you are a journalist by profession. However, your degree will be of no use if you do not possess the basic journalism skill i.e. tell stories and interview other people on behalf of a newspaper company or TV news channel. In simple words, a degree without even the basic skill is similar to a stamp paper.

Your degree does not say your ability to handle practical situations. Your educational degree in journalism may not present your opinion or dilemma for your ideas in front of a big crowd. An educational degree even cannot give you the ability to think in different ways to deal with real-time problems at work. In essence, a degree can never work as a pro or let you qualify for practical examinations in life.

Google Wants Candidates with Grit

There are many things, which separate capable candidates from non-capable ones. The fortitude of a person indicates the worth of a knowledgeable and successful person. Google always looks for persistence and worthiness in individuals, which only come with discipline and hard work.

Indeed, an educational degree cannot tell whether an applicant is a hard worker or a smart person. Hence, Google looks for someone, who has enough grit and empathy instead of a lazy and undisciplined college-topper candidate. Along with this, Google operational heads hardly ask about the major project of an applicant. Instead, they look for projects, where the involved candidates achieve whatever they actually need during their complete internship program.

Therefore, professional skills, creativity, application of logic at the right time, discipline, and hard work are a few of the qualities one has to acquire to grab the opportunity to work with the multinational company Google LLC.

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