Why Candidates Should Not Be Judged Solely Based On Their Marks? | Career Advice

Posted by on Nov 10, 2017 in Career Advice

In this post, Vishwas talks extensively on why candidates should not be judged solely based on their marks and educational achievements.

There is a prevalent culture to look down upon candidates with bad grades. Recruiters & hiring managers have been using it as one of the easy measures to gauge the capability of candidates without even meeting them. Many argue that it actually works. But is this practice justified?

If you step back & analyze, many Asian societies have measured the success of students through their marks. It’s what we have inherited, a messy education system. Should we then penalise candidates who scored less? Are they really unworthy?

The answer is NO. Your scores cannot represent you. It should not be used as a sole criteria to reject you. I have seen candidates with low marks in college, but were brilliant at their jobs. I have also seen folks with high grades who were unable to accomplish anything.

That shows that we cannot rest on our grades, good or bad. One needs to constantly work hard & smart to upgrade their skills to be relevant to the job market. There is no time to rest!

For all recruiters/hiring managers-Education system rewarded mainly students who gulped information & vomited in exams. There is more to candidates than just grades. Please don’t make conclusions solely on marks. Judge them on current capabilities.

Agree?