Getting a job at Google has been an ultimate career goal for most of the young aspirants. However, as easy it sounds, landing up in a place like Google is not a cakewalk especially when the competition is so high. But with the right mind, high spirit, a positive attitude, and the right strategy anyone can turn this dream into reality. It is equally important to make sure that you have everything in you what Google looks for. Here is all you need to know to get hired by Google.
HOW TO GET HIRED AT GOOGLE
We have tried to decode the secret formula to become a Noogler – a new employee of Google. The downside is, there is no fixed path that one must take to end up landing at Google. Having said that, here are some of the things that you need to know before applying for a job at Google. The bright side is anyone can apply and become a part of this elite tech giant.
What they look for in you:-
Not everyone can become a leader but a leader is born out of us all. Google loves to have such people on board, who at some point in time have demonstrated their leadership and stood out from the crowd. The only place where you can bring your leadership quality to Google’s attention is via your resume. Your resume is the first source of information that helps the employer to learn about you. You heard us right! It’s just the right time to build a powerful resume highlighting your achievements. It is highly advised to powder up the LinkedIn profile and create a space on the web to outweigh the chances of getting selected.
Telephonic/ video conferencing interview
While the resume is the entry-level step to grab the attention of the employer, a telephonic interview is a place where you can prove your worth. Interviews via phone or google hangout generally lasts up to 60 minutes and is the only opportunity where you can leave your impact on the interviewer. You should be well versed with your skills and should be able to justify all the qualities you have included in your resume. The type of interviews and interview rounds varies from one job role to another. For say, to apply for a software engineer’s role, you should be prepared to implement the knowledge of algorithms you learned during the course duration. You should also be prepared to face an interview round where you are supposed to showcase your technical skills, like writing a piece of code. To crack any interview, it is important to keep the following things in mind:-
- Ask questions to clarify your doubts but don’t just get carried away because too many questions can agitate the interviewer also who may end up doubting your alertness
- Always try to back up your response with an example or with an algorithm. Only take realistic cases.
- Keep all possibilities of exceptions and instances in mind while converting the problem statement into the working code.
- Test and find errors by yourself before presenting it to the interviewer. Too many errors can result in a bad impression.
If you are not applying for the position of a software engineer, you should be fully prepared to answer case study based, hypothetical, reasoning, or logical questions.
Face to Face interview
Also known as the on-site interview, a face to face interview can be a daunting experience if you are not confident enough to face the interviewer. There is no result or scorecard to evaluate a face to face interview. The final outcome of the interview is either getting selected or not only relies on the impression you leave on the interviewer. A face to face interview helps the interviewer to check the body language than to evaluate a candidate based on the knowledge. Here a few things you should keep in mind before preparing up for an on-site interview in google:
- Prepare well by going through some of the previously asked questions.
- A face to face interview generally focusses more on how you reached the conclusion rather than the final result. Feel confident enough to highlight your thought process and how you analyze a problem.
- Always support your decision with some evidence or analytics to strengthen your point. Don’t go overboard with it.
- Be confident enough to back up every single detail mentioned in your resume. Never provide any false information.
- Always read about the background details of the company and some of the highlighting features of the organization. In the case of Google, you should be fully prepared with the name of the CEO, where the company started from, annual turnover, areas of work, headquarter, or the place where the office in your city, background history, and governing principles.
- If you are applying for any technical role, you should know at least one programming language well, knowledge of algorithms and data structures, concepts, and basic to intermediate mathematics.
When it comes to Google, everything is hype and reality. Jargon like googlyness is a real word in the world of Google and you should not only know what it is, you should have googlyness in you to crack the interview for your dream job at Google. Googlyness refers to the unique attributes which include passion, desire, focus driven, entrepreneurship. Creative minded, persistent, and revolutionary. You should believe and if demanded should be able to demonstrate how technology can turn the world upside down and make it a better place to live. Google never asks you to have the googlyness in you but always looks for it in you as an added value.
Disclaimer:- all these points mentioned are based on the observed pattern of clearing the interviews. None of the information provided guarantees a fixed spot in your dream company because every interview is unique however it may help you to stand out from others.
We know how landing up at google means to most of us however you should never stop chasing your dreams even if you are not selected in the first go. Life throws multiple opportunities in our way and we should be smart enough to make the best out of every opportunity. Following some great visionaries like Larry can change your opinion on how you look at the world. For lot more content like this, Keep reading Bluestacksred