I keep telling my students that but they still are focused on memorizing and marks rather than comprehension.
Mind you, some employers have been requesting transcripts so as to use that as another method of weeding down the numbers..
Interpersonal skills are so important. Being able to work with people, knowing how to listen, and contributing to a team are vital. It is hard to teach those things, because you have to have students that are willing.
Some jobs require expertise. There are reasons why the majority of CEOs have MBAs and finance backgrounds. Looking at a candidate's transcript might be helpful.
My finance professor told us a story about going to a car dealership to buy a car-- he has a PhD in Finance. The price was agreed on the car, and then they went to finance it. The financing manager ran the numbers and then quoted him a certain price.
So he asked the guy, "How did you come to those numbers?" The manager replied, "I do not know, that is what the computer tells me it is."
The problem was that those numbers were off. Prof pulled out his BA-II Plus, ran the numbers, and the difference was about five dollars a month--almost 250 over the life of the loan.
Could you imagine making that mistake over hundreds of loans each year? That adds up to some serious cash.