I read the article by Thomas Friedman, "How to Get a Job at Google". This article seems to represent the new way of hiring companies are doing. So many students have a college degree, yet they cannot find a job. Why is that? This article is arguing that college degrees do not mean that the person is best suited for the job. It seems that Google actually cares about who they hire as a person. Regardless of if that person has a degree or not, Google will give every potential hire the same opportunities for success. They care more about the persons collaboration, leadership, innovation, and humility. They want people who can step up when needed with great ideas, yet be able to admit when they are on the wrong path and recover. For teaching, this means that I need to be teaching these valuable skills to the students. I need to make a conscious effort to move away from the traditional grading system, and really get to know the students' work ethics and innovative thinking. The students need to know that even if college is not the right path for them, their skills learned in high school can still greatly increase their success rates after high school. Many students are disheartened when they don't get the grades to go to college and think that their lives are over. But maybe more companies like Google are looking for a different crowd of people who are not just book smart.