We have been getting a ton of applications from people who just graduated college and are looking for a job. When they apply they are super cocky and tell you everything you are doing wrong and how if you hire them they can fix everything… and they think they are worth an enourmous amount of money.
They tell you technically they can do anything and have won all these awards and letters of recommendations to prove it.
Course they have ZERO real world experience.
So just to save some of you some time I wrote a little something:
Dear Highly Technically Skilled College Graduate,
You probably have been worshiped all your life because you are super technically skilled and so young.
You are about to get a rude awakening.
One thing I have learned is that any idiot can do:
- Server Administration
- Write code
- Affiliate Marketing
But there are very few people on earth that have this skills and that:
- Have a work ethic
- Can finish what they start
- Not flake out
- Be trusted
- Follow instructions
For years I was about as technically well rounded as they come but got no where in my own business or working for the man.
Technical ability only gets you so far.
Its kind of sad because I know some of the most technically skilled people on this planet and all they ever do is what is required to get by. Anyway I digress…
Obviously if you just graduated college you have a work ethic and can finish what you start.
But now the real work starts 😉