It’s a fact that stellar grades and education from top schools can often open many doors to job opportunities and career success. What is less well known is that they are far from essential.
Case studies abound of high profile business successes who have, at best, a middling academic record. We often hear about how Bill Gates dropped out of Harvard and how Richard Branson didn’t finish school.
More recently in the UK, we saw reality TV contestant, Ruth Badger make it to runner up on The Apprentice. Ruth now runs her own consultancy www.ruthbadger.com. In her own words Ruth said “I left school the moment I could. I hated it.” She points out the irony that she is now constructing £22million business plans with her Clients, yet back in school, couldn’t pass her GCSEs.
You can earn six figures without top grades
Ruth’s first job was on a Youth Training Scheme, from where she quickly...