So you didn’t get a 2:1 degree………….all is not lost!

Kindadukish's Blog - I am not a number, I am a free man (The Prisoner)

Got a 2:2 and like getting stoned? Finish your joint and come and work for us! Top Businessman calls for companies to spurn ‘weirdo’ high-flying graduates

A top businessman has said he would rather hire talented graduates with 2:2s and thirds, than ‘weirdos’ with first-class degrees. 

Rory Sutherland, vice president of leading marketing and communications company Ogilvy Group UK, said there was no evidence that those with the top class degrees made better employees, but often the reverse was true. 

In a slightly tongue in cheek column for the Spectator, he said: ‘We could simply place ads in student newspapers: “Headed for a 2:2 or a third? Finish your joint and come and work for us.”‘

 
Rory Sutherland, vice president of leading marketing and communications company Ogilvy Group UK, said there was no evidence that those with the top class degrees made better employees, but often the reverse was true

Rory Sutherland, vice president of leading marketing and communications company Ogilvy Group UK, said there was no evidence that those with the top class degrees made better employees, but often the reverse was…

View original post 273 more words

Advertisements