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What’s Your GPA?

What’s Your GPA?

by Frank Roche on March 11, 2008

in Recruiting

Overheard on 18th Street in Philadelphia last night: “I don’t think that success in law school is any predictor of how a person will do in the firm.”

That was from a group of attorneys walking toward me in custom suits. Partners and managing partners. That type. Which got me thinking.

Do you still ask candidates about their GPA (grade point average)? I mean, seriously. John McCain graduated almost at the bottom of his class at the Naval Academy; now he’s the Republican candidate for POTUS. Edison. Einstein. Etc. All bad students. But I wouldn’t mind having their type in my company.

What’s GPA got to do with it? Smart people have great GPAs. But so do people who are expert at giving teachers what they want. What do you want when you ask about GPA? Compliance or innovation?

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