1) Is Graduating College Absolutely Necessary?
a) AOL ran an article about Richard Branson, Steve Jobs and Bill Gates this year which was geared to help motivate the college dropout or near dropout to make a really poor decision….little did they know they already making an innocent slip by reading AOL as a credible business source.
b) I don’t know the person as an individual, but I would venture to guess that the person makes less than $40,000 a year without benefits.
2) Regardless of How Bad College May Be to You:
a) The freedom of not having to go to class gets a little less exciting when you go back to live with your parents.
Also, fresh made pancakes get old when your father is chewing you out during that entire hour.
I went to University of Miami for my first two years of college and a bunch of kids had to leave for a semester and go back to the cold.
Only a very small percentage were seen again because once you drop out 1x, you unknowingly come down with a malicious disease that kills careers called complacency.
b) You won’t get a job that you involves predominant or total mental output, forever.
I am the CEO an executive search firm and I could give case study after case study where qualified, intelligent people missed a good career simply for not finishing college.
Some of the most personable people whom I’ve dealt with were non college graduates.
They were versatile in their overall business knowledge; one would even say that they were impressive people.
I used to dread breaking it to them that the HR rep. or hiring manager would not even have a 1min. phone call with them because it didn’t make sense to me and it seemed very mean.
As I got more experienced and knowledgable about my industry, it hit me as to why they don’t even take a minute. It’s not a perverse hatred of non college graduates like I thought it was when I was young.
2. Why Non-College Graduates Don’t Get Interviews
Here is why 99% of potential hiring managers and HR employees don’t want to even interview non college graduates:
Employers don’t hate people who didn’t graduate college; that’s a misconception.
Some may look down upon it, but if don’t graduate college, that’s something you’ll have to get used to as well.
The real reasons why a HR rep or hiring manager would not interview them is because….
a) The hiring manager is afraid of being fired for hiring a non college graduate who doesn’t do well.
b) Hiring managers and HR reps. are employees; they don’t think like entrepreneurs and take fliers on someone who wasn’t able to finish school. I don’t agree with it, but you can’t judge someone for not acting on the aforementioned.
If you are working more than 12 hours per day on a project that is technology related, you’re an exception go drop out. But rich people put in at a very minimum 60-hour weeks so you’re already at a disadvantage by doing so.
If you want to hear the other side out: http://smallbusiness.aol.com/2011/02/09/we-dont-need-no-education-meet-the-millionaire-dropouts/
If you do get in touch with someone, please tell them that my modem is giving me that flashing yellow light which is hurting my iPad speed.