Today’s specialised professions and education got their start in Napoleon Hill’s day. He used the order of the day to predict and guide his readers to a more efficient, profitable future.
Specialists Most Sought
“Particularly sought after by employing companies are candidates who have specialized in some field—business-school graduates with training in accounting and statistics, engineers of all varieties, journalists, architects, chemists, and also outstanding leaders and activity men of the senior class.
“The man who has been active on the campus, whose personality is such that he gets along with all kinds of people and who has done an adequate job with his studies has a most decided edge over the strictly academic student. Some of these, because of their all-around qualifications, have received several offers of positions, a few of them as many as six.
You’re More Than A Grading System
“In departing from the conception that the ‘straight A’ student was invariably the one to get the choice of the better jobs, Mr. Moore said that most companies look not only to academic records but to activity records and personalities of the students.
“One of the largest industrial companies, the leader in its field, in writing to Mr. Moore concerning prospective seniors at the college, said:
“‘We are interested primarily in finding men who can make exceptional progress in management work. For this reason we emphasize qualities of character, intelligence and personality far more than specific educational background.’
Growth Of A Specialty
This is essentially what gave birth to the state of careers today. We have benefited from the attention to specialisation and to the attention to developing a well-rounded workforce of people who not only know their craft, but have the personal dynamic to catapult that to success. This has given growth to numerous specialised opportunities, and the ability to create more for ourselves.
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