For quite some time (possibly its entire history), Google famously required a 3.0 college GPA in order to qualify for employment. I’ve had many folks contact me over the years, indignant about this requirement, stunned that Google had asked its prospective employees for certified copies of their transcripts before even considering an offer.
Well, the times, they are a changing. Google is now a sales-driven company, and it’s challenging (to say the least) to find thousands of salespeople who also managed to get good grades in college. As my head of sales, Chas Edwards (who in fact is one of the smartest folks I know) often quips: “It ain’t rocket science, what I do.” Not to mention, great sales people tend to be great socializers, which likely means the keg trumped the library when it came to late night pursuits.
So today comes word from a reliable source (who must remain anonymous) that Google has recently dropped its 3.0 GPA requirement, at least for sales. That, my friends, is the law of large numbers at work. And, while some might say this is the beginning of the end,