With the current jobs market and the time of year, a new crop of grads will be banging on your door. Some years ago, a supervisor told me that there were so many applicants that one could simply screen by grade point average and only interview the very best students. Best? I would suggest that you also consider hiring some B students. In some cases the B student might be the best choice:
- The B student may mean a longer term employee.
- The B student may mean a more eager learner (in order to advance).
- The B student may not require a premium starting wage.
Don’t get me wrong, the valedictorians have a lot going for them, but they may not be as “hungry” as someone who has been more challenged. What is your experience? Does a high grade point average generally equal the superior employee?