In this recent article in the NYTimes, acclaimed author Thomas Friedman discusses an interview with Laslo Bock, the individual in charge of hiring at Google. In the article, Bock tells us that for all positions at Google, they look for five “hiring attributes” (character traits) which have nothing to do with GPA, SAT scores, or a college degree…
Cognitive ability, Leadership, Humility, and Ownership are the top 4. The least important attribute they look for is expertise.
Friedman adds, “The world only cares about — and pays off on — what you can do with what you know (and it doesn’t care how you learned it). And in an age when innovation is increasingly a group endeavor, it also cares about a lot of soft skills — leadership, humility, collaboration, adaptability and loving to learn and re-learn. This will be true no matter where you go to work.
Camp, as well or better than any other experiential environment, helps our children and young adults develop these vital career skills, ones which the best companies in the world are looking for!
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