If You’re an Average Person Doing Average Work, You will be Fired

World is changing with the New Media, but can you recognize the change and adapt?

If you are an Average guy doing average work, companies will find someone else to do it for cheap.

Here is a question from Luther

Since you have done Bachelors from India and MS from USA in the field of computer science, I thought you will be the best person to answer these queries.

Can an average BE/Btech Computer science student from India survive in the challenging and competitive US universities? Because there is a LOT of difference between the two educational systems.

We CS students from India are more worried about scoring marks during bachelors than about doing things practically and gaining knowledge and experience. Most colleges in India (except IIT’s and other reputed universities) emphasize on theory than practical approach towards computer science subjects.

An average CS student who has scored a first class distinction in bachelors, good GRE score , recos need not be technically adept. He joins one of the top software services firms here and later realizes that the kind of work he is doing is not what he expects and he is not gaining much knowledge here.

Can such a person survive in the competitive US educational system ? Is it mandatory to be highly skilled to graduate from the US Universities? If a person posses a strong desire to learn and work hard , is that not sufficient to graduate and get a job thereafter.

Average Worker vs Good Pay

Watch the following interview with  Seth Godin

Highlights from the Interview

  • Good People cannot make good money for Average Work anymore.
  • Survival will be tough, if you are doing what you are told to do.
  • Average guy doing average work will be replaced.
  • No point in racing to the bottom
  • Race to the Top – Do something and make it interesting. Others will find you.

Average Students in USA

Answers from Seth Godin should have answered your questions.

I watched the video 3 times.

Average students can survive in USA and several thousands  of students have survived, but can you thrive in long run?

Being average worker/student is not enough to be part of Race to the Top.

Degree from US University might  get you a job.

If you came to USA and still consider yourself average after completing your college degree, then you are already part of the race to the bottom.

Unfortunately, colleges don’t offer courses to prepare you to be part of race to the top. You have to educate yourself.

Start building your brand to race to the top.