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How to Get a Job at Google

So who wants to be the next Noogler?  You may ask, what is "Noogler"?  That's what Google calls their new employees.  It stands for "new Googler".

Google jobs are one of the most sought after positions in the world, especially for those in IT field.  If you don't want to relocate to Mountain View, CA where Google headquarter is located, it's OK.  The company actually have branch locations throughout the country and many of the biggest cities around the world.

You can see all of Google's office locations here - Link

It seems Google's hiring process is fairly straight forward according to information posted on Google's website.

It first starts out with a conversation with a recruiter and followed up by a phone interview and an onsite interview at one of Google offices.   Well, there has got to be something more than that, right?

The difference is in the interview process.  That's if you make it that far.  Google places high emphasis on four areas in their interviews:


Google wants all their Nooglers to be future leaders.  Not only knowing how to lead a team formally, the company looks for qualities in candidates to be able to assert a leadership role even when not officially appointed as the leader.

Role-Related Knowledge

People with a variety of strengths and passions, not just isolated skill sets are highly valued. Of course, the experience and the background matching the job qualification is the key to success in landing a job at Google.  For engineering candidates in particular, having an excellent coding skills and technical areas of expertise is super important

How You Think

Google looks beyond your GPA and more interested in how you think. A typical interview process involves some role-related questions that provide insight into how you solve problems. It's not so much about getting the right answer, but more about how you tackle the problem with creativity and ability to apply knowledge to real world problems.

As commented by one of the top manager in charge of hiring at Google, proportion of Googlers without any college education has increased over the years.


It seems great teamwork and collaboration with others is a must have qualification to thrive at Google. Google will be looking for signs around your comfort with ambiguity, your bias to action and your collaborative nature.

Finally, the hiring decision made based on collective input from many interviewers scattered across various teams.  Additionally, the decision is reviewed by independent committees of Googlers for final approval.

Laszlo Bock, the senior vice president of people operations for Google commented during a recent interview:
 For every job, though, the No. 1 thing we look for is general cognitive ability, and it’s not I.Q. It’s learning ability. It’s the ability to process on the fly. It’s the ability to pull together disparate bits of information. We assess that using structured behavioral interviews that we validate to make sure they’re predictive.
How to Get a Job at Google Reviewed by Brandon on Sunday, February 22, 2015 Rating: 5

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