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That we have here is Gregory here -- in the last visit that He was on ZLX talk about things that.
Pertain to the job.
Jobs picture in the economy was one of those -- on things that we've seen.
It's great I'm here to come out of the show at least from what I could see people were really enjoying the tips that you had so.
-- talk now because last time you were telling us how to get through tough big interview yes they have five points people's.
Ate that up which warms my heart because it that the people were getting big -- -- here's.
And I think that's extremely optimistic by the way Gregory is the executive vice president chief.
Human relations officer for Dow Jones & Co.
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Cheering her on He -- that was -- -- know what I'm.
Got out and people get -- going -- that's like five -- and want to work.
But today we're gonna concentrate on how important is your all the water in your GP -- job search now.
I'm -- over 29.
And I don't remember our.
Off the top of my head -- still important.
Well because I have a son in high school and he's probably watching.
GPA is critical Chris now now it's not if it depends -- -- with a lot of these issues it it depends a GPA.
It is more important.
If you're going on to grad school so trying to get into college certainly GPA matters if you going on to graduate school some professional school.
GPA is critical.
And fewer employers look at GPA or use it as it you know determining factor.
It is it considered.
Sure it's considered if it's available -- -- actually make it a requirement as part of the the application process they wanna see your transcript they wanna see GPA.
But it's not like there's a magic number although I think philosophically.
Probably if they see something below -- three it might cause some.
You know questions and if it's -- flow into.
Maybe cause even more questions but but I I wouldn't be overly concerned with and -- you need to put out the effort you should put out the effort but I wouldn't be focused on -- on.
In their three point seven as a -- 3.3 -- 3.4 that's not gonna make the difference in your career.
All right but the rest of me -- we'll make -- different.
The rest maybe makes a difference.
Only insofar as what -- the -- -- -- I mean there's only so much you can do with a resonates so.
You do because I mean OK you just graduated college you've held a few and I'm hoping because I always tell people.
Even if He would not really sure what you wanna do you can't get a job.
That has more of an upward swing even if it's an internship right -- you gotta get some -- resonating around if we talked.
And about students people in college now and what they should be doing because you can't you can't change where you are so you're gonna graduate -- we Larson and don't lie under arrest immediately -- an ally in -- -- and it's an automatic disqualify her.
But if you look at -- and I wouldn't it be overly concerned about whether or not your alma mater where you currently going is gonna you know impact release we've companies.
Because they -- top -- in from fortune 500 companies.
And the CEOs.
Have graduated from.
Type of university across this country you can imagine less than 10% or around 10% graduated from ivy leagues so it's not a determinant of career success.
It is it might open doors it might help but open a few more doors in the early on in your job search but if you think about the career -- -- marathon.
You know you might get a head start but we've got a forty year race here is so -- the longer you get out from college.
The less important it is and the more you so while you're in college we need to be focusing on is experience.
Getting experience any candidate to clubs in grave in getting I GPL -- activities over the from clubs you I didn't have some say it can't thought Jason Harris I know what you did when you're in college without your first thought.
The interns here I'm sure we're thinking about their extracurricular activities like you know that you know that I.
I don't know all that stuff that's if you don't know about it aren't a couple things -- -- -- -- that.
Timmy Clemons writes I would rather have street smarts and experience -- Pakistan resonate because maybe she's right a lot of people like Andrew.
There you can't -- -- -- resonant which can pack two how you present yourself in a cover letter and how you make that you need any examples are kept.
So a what I evaluate you know recent grads I don't just look at -- -- look at the whole package I would rather see frankly a lower GPA and someone who has.
Worked in different jobs and different intern -- sent a high GPA in someone who's maybe had like one internship during during -- four years.
So and I also tend to have a bias towards those who may be.
Didn't come from you know privileged backgrounds and you know -- and an easier ticket -- -- Ivy League.
Very often a lot of employers think this way as well.
Very often those have had a -- and -- buy -- it to get -- debating how to put themselves through college.
Demonstrate the kinds of street smarts that that that you know -- -- talking about -- so -- if they cover letter what you can say is.
Listen you know I don't come from and I believe but I got a great education at this school I put myself through college I mean highlight the fact that you worked hard to put yourself I.
Like that -- me -- thank you for your -- posting -- -- -- Shatner gives up by the way.
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This is a very popular topic you are very popular I'm glad to hear you because chosen -- thing you know people feel like no one is doing enough.
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College diploma holes the same -- that a high school diploma -- fifteen years ago is that true.
Not true today well they're more people who have college degrees today that are greater percentage of people than than they did twenty years ago.
But it's not that they -- college degrees in waters and the fact if anything it's more important now than ever it's now it's considered the absolute baseline.
44 deferred you know getting starting your career and career success.
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