"According to the report, Latino candidates are 26 percent less likely to get hired than white people while Asians are a whopping 45 percent less likely."

I mean, you say that, but I used to be a hiring manager and I cared a lot, especially for new grads.

I'm curious about Google's policy, do you have a link to any info about that? I actually work at Google and the internal resources say, basically, that after interviewing, GPA does not show a strong relationship to cognitive ability. In other words, ignore it after interviewing them when assessing how smart the candidate is. But our hiring docs also call GPA an "academic signal" and that it can provide insight into cognitive ability and role related knowledge, especially for new grads.

So I think you're overstating even Google's position and I can tell you, for companies I've been at, it matters a lot for new grads. And so does what college you went to. I used to get 500 applications for a single position when I was hiring. You think I called everyone? Hell no. I tried to pull 30 out of the pile and for new grads, what college they went to was #1. Their major and GPA were #2. Side projects and other achievements was #3. And that was it.

You're 100% right though, after I filtered it down to 10, interviewed all 10, I made my decision based on the interview. But I think you're really understating the importance of school and GPA. Even for senior roles with 10+ years of experience, the school they went to is a strong signal. But, at that point, there are a lot of strong signals, like where they've worked since and the roles they had.

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