Did you get a 2:2 or a third? Did you choose sex, drink, drugs and parties over your lectures and tutorials? PERFECT! YOU’RE HIRED!!
Rory Sutherland, vice-chairman of Ogilvy Group UK, recently explained how he’s snubbing the most studious and intellectual students and yearns for ‘the hippies, the potheads and the commies’ of yesteryear.
He’d love to place recruitment ads in student newspapers saying, ‘Headed for 2:2 or a third? Finish your joint and come and work for us.’
Why? Because “…nobody has any evidence to suggest that, for any given university, recruits with first-class degrees turn into better employees than those with thirds…”
Who’s to say he’s wrong? After all, David Davis (former chairman of the Tory party) and broadcasters Jon Snow and Declan Curry all flunked their A-Levels, with such celebrated minds as David Dimbleby, Carol Vorderman, Hugh Laurie and JK Rowling all failing to achieve even a Desmond.
We found lots of amusing anecdotes, some interesting logic and plenty of food for thought in his article in The Spectator. Read it in full at http://www.spectator.co.uk/life/the-wiki-man/8953111/why-im-hiring-graduates-with-thirds-this-year/