Jun 15, 2015

Minimum requirement to get a good job in google?

Just to add to what jnaze said, keep in mind that you have about a 0.2% chance of getting hired at Google (they hire about 7,000 people annually out of an applicant pool of TWO MILLION people). That doesn't mean that it is impossible, but anyone applying to Google should be realistic about their chances.

What are they looking for? Google has made it clear that they are looking at factors beyond where you went to college and what you GPS was when you were there. They hire people without college degrees (although if you have a degree from Stanford, I can't help but think it would be a plus). The head of "people operations," Laszlo Bock, has said that they look for intellectual humility and learning ability more than academic background. So, I think a significant factor is what you can point to that you have actually accomplished instead of pointing to a college transcript.
Hi Kushivarma,

Just to kick things off, here's a couple of resources.

Google: How we hire:

NYT article: How to get a job at Google

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