Sep 28, 2018 - 05:04 PM
The hiring process at Google after emailing a resume to a recruiter is like that of other top tech companies, though often longer and more intense. Everyone will likely receive a form-letter email confirmation shortly after submitting, but only those selected for the next round will receive further correspondence from Google.
If judged a good match for the role, you’ll likely hear from Google soon after submitting your resume. Their hiring process is famously lengthy and they want to engage with desirable candidates as soon as possible before they get a competing offer.
The next step involves one or more phone screens, which are followed by a series of in-person interviews. Many successful candidates participate in over 10 separate interviewing sessions, including phone screens. Every session will be grueling and may involve performing on a work sample or problem-solving exercise, behavioral interviewing, or demonstrating extremely high technical proficiency.
One of the best ways to prepare for a Google interview is to learn as much as possible about their major strategic initiatives and be prepared to discuss how your background is relevant. Show you are deeply knowledgeable about its platforms, products, and business model. For strategy or manager roles, prepare as you would for an interview with a Big 3 consulting firm.
Jul 26, 2018 - 09:58 PM
The recruiter will skim your document to see if you meet basic position requirements. The reader examines projects you've worked on and measurable results. It's a plus if you have examples of leadership roles you've taken. Are you a recent college graduate with little work experience? In this instance, Google recruiters focus on other attributes. These include coursework, school-related projects, knowledge, and skill sets.
If you meet the qualifications, you move on to the next stage. This involves sending your resume to the appropriate department for further review. If there's a job opening, they'll set up a phone interview.
During the interview, the caller will ask about your experience and skills. Make sure you engage the person on the other line. To do this, jot down your own list of questions ahead of time. Google wants candidates who have an interest in learning more about the company.