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How to Get Hired
We asked Google Inc. for some inside information on how to get hired at the organization. Here is what they had to say.
What key characteristics tell you a prospective employee will be a great fit for your company?
We’re looking for people of all backgrounds and experiences who aren’t afraid to bring the hard questions and roll up their sleeves to build the answers. Here at Google, we move at an incredibly fast pace-- at internet speed! -- so we find that our most successful Googlers are those who can navigate ambiguity and are comfortable taking big risks towards innovation. When you interview at Google, you’ll likely interview with four or five Googlers who will be looking for four things: leadership, role-related knowledge, how you think, and Googleyness. Read more about these at: www.google.com/about/careers/lifeatgoogle/hiringprocess/.
What can prospective employees do to get your attention?
First off, apply! We look for people who are great at lots of things, love big challenges, and welcome big changes - so if this fits with candidates, they should be sure to let us know.
Are there any unusual or especially rigorous steps of your hiring process that candidates should be aware of?
Our process is pretty basic; the path to getting hired usually involves a first conversation with a recruiter, a phone interview, and onsite interviews at one of our offices. But there are a few things we’ve baked in along the way that make getting hired at Google a little different. We believe that if you hire great people and involve them intensively in the hiring process, you’ll get more great people. Our early Googlers identified these principles more than ten years ago, and it’s what allows us to hold true to who we are as we grow.
Are there any positions or types of candidates you are particularly focused on hiring in this coming year?
We’re hiring for many different kind of roles across Google. Check out our teams and roles site (www.google.com/about/careers/teams/) for more information!
What should interested candidates do to find out more and get started?
Visit www.google.com/careers and start exploring!