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Mr. Jim Shorkey
Owner of Jim Shorkey Family Auto Group
1. How involved are you with the decision making with hiring new employees?
Was at one time but not anymore…
2. How important is a having college degree when making employment decisions?
Not very, I think that for a lot of what we do college degrees are not necessary. More conversational rather than prerequisite. Not very relevant to my decisions.
3. Tell me about your college experience. Where did you go? What did you go for? How has college changed you as a person?
Millers Ville state. Liberal arts economics.
College changed me as a person for sure, met my wife there. Taught me how to think. What you learn in college as far the material it evaporates in a year or two. Its how to think and how to figure things out. Learning how to learn.
4. Did college help you get to where you are today? If so, how so?
To a degree, where I am at today is all about thinking. How to think things out and how to figure things out.
5. Do you believe your college career was necessary? Why?
Yes, absolutely. Hard to say it was not because I did it. It was mandatory in my family to go to college, I didn’t know anything else. I think I would have done fine either way, but then I would not have met my wife.
6. What would you recommend to kids deciding whether or not to go to college?
Very important for kids to figure out what they want to do. I’m very big into setting goals. If someone really has no idea what they want to do I would recommend going to work for a year and go from there; I don’t think someone that doesn’t know what they want to do should jump from high school to college. Until you KNOW what you want to do, don’t go to college. There is also training you can get similar to college. Like the dealer academy, which is like a graduate course.
7. How has college changed from when you were young?
College today… too many people think college is a prerequisite to life. When people go to college then they think the world owes them something, they will only work certain jobs.. because they have a college degree. The value brought to the job is what matters. More college graduates need to work more on themselves than on a job.
8. Two of your kids went to college and two did not, what can you say about the two different paths?
Depends on the person, both paths can make great contributions to the world. Some people it is good for others it is not. Getting a college degree and not getting a college degree does not mean you are a “loser” or not.
9. What are the key points to becoming successful? What has really stood out to you?
Success is about figuring out the right strategy. No matter what there is always the right strategy. When you look at life there will be the best strategy and the close to the best strategy. So the challenge is what are the best strategies, and once you figure it out you keep doing it. It is about being persistent when you have found the right strategy. When things aren’t going right what am I missing? You have to be so persistent. If you study successful people… success leaves clues. What to successful people do and do that. What are the unsuccessful people doing and don’t do that. Believe in affirmations…. you need to program your brain. You cannot be defeated. You have to be willing to change. You have to put the information to work.
10. Though college may not provide the education needed, do you believe it is important to go to college for the experience? Why? Depends on the person. It is a great avenue, so yes, but you have to be very cautious. There are other ways. Really depends on the individual.