How much does where someone went to college matter on resume
I know that if the candidate is a new or recent (less than 3 years) grad, college and GPA matters as part of the hiring process.
But if the candidate has been out of school for more than 5 years, how much weight/expectation do you put on a candidate who graduated from one of the top schools like Stanford/Carnegie/MIT/IVY LEAGUE/Duke/Chicago/CalTech ? (apologize if I didn't list other top schools)
Do you expect more from candidates from top schools versus other schools ?
I know that going to top school doesn't make that person a great thinker or problem solver - I worked with MIT and Cornell grads and they're very mediocre (I'm talking about my personal experience, not in general - so flames please). On the opposite spectrum, I worked with brilliant people from 70%+ acceptance rate schools.