thats not necessarily true.. .some companies want employees with the best of the best stats b/c they're operating in a specific specialty... BUT some companies want passionate, hard working people who are willing and capable of learning their particular industry skills..
take consulting for example... i can guarantee you that someone with a 2.9-3.2 gpa and B+ IT skills will get hired over a 4.0 business marketing, or psychology major with no IT skills or interest
hell, someone with strong IT skills will get hired over a person with a masters+bachelors degree in some cases..
you can get the interview also by making a strong presence in person.. or online... show up to the career fair and talk to the Company representative in person.. or network online to know who the recruiting mgr is and talk with them on the phone or via email.. networking can make things so easy for you... especially if you got friends in the company
misinformed?!? i've done recruiting for my company for 2 years.. i know what types of people get weeded out... you dont have to have the best looking resume to get an interview... if you have an attractive background/skillset, the company will overlook that... if you have a poor resume and poor gpa and poor skillset, you're done
My bad man it kinda sounded like you were talking out of your a.ss but I take back what I said. Thing is a lot buddies of mine who were slackers in college got great gigs and this was with terrible gpa but they had a solid interview and used to do a lot of programming on the side. My one buddy got an IT position and he majored in finance, he was so accustomed to doing It on his spare time, they overlooked everything.
As someone who has a good gpa, I know gpa does't mean sh*t and the only thing that will get me the job will be my skills and some experience. Funny story, my buddy was clowning this dude who did a year and a half co op work term and came back to finish his degree almost two years after everyone. My buddy had a 3.9 GPA but no experience. Dude is working in the government for a sh*tty pay and he hates it. Fast forward the time the guy he clowned graduates and he got 3 offers and a great startin salary. Not to mention he knew people within the company.
The more I go to university the more I notice how my education is to an extent a little meaningless and the skills I acquire through hobby, the experience I get through volunteering or co op and the connections I have are faaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaar more important then what I get in the class or the degree itself to an extent. I hear what you learn and what you apply to the job could be either very highly correlated or completely different. Take a chick I know who got hired by IMB as a marketer and she got a degree in English. What you learn doesn't necessarily get you what you want.
You hire any people with degrees that weren't in the necessary field but were so impressed with their resume you had to hire them??