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Getting into Google!!!

Sidd Kulk
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Hi,

What does it take for a guy of average intelligence to get a job in Google?


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harilal ithikkat
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i will give you the first step
google jobs


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Sidd Kulk
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Nice one! But what I meant was, how to make them select me....What is that they look into and how to develop it!
vinodh kumar
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Even i am interested.

Any Googler here. Please provide the information/experience how you got into Google.


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Sagar Rohankar
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One criteria, I know;

You should be a regular poster in MD (In other words, should have a good sense of humor )


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Ayub ali khan
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since this is MD, I think first you need to know the local address of GOOGLE ;)

on a serious note, I feel good knowledge of algorithmns, creative thinking and common sense should be more than enough. Also a doctorate degree in Engineering would do no harm.

wish you Good luck !!


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Deepak Bala
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You need to bake a cake that is in the shape of the internet and present it to them.


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Sidd Kulk
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Doctorate??? Goodness. I am just a graduate. Any other way?
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Last year, I did an interview with Google.
First you really have to be distinguished individual because Google receives each day about 1200 CVs and of course it depends on the available positions.
Sridhar Santhanakrishnan
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Um, You dont exactly need a Doctorate or Masters though having one does give you a slight advantage. They primarily want near superman skills at algorithms, a strong knowledge of C and of course an attitude to strive for the best ( just like a gazillion other organizations do)

The pay package is pretty good too (based on Indian standards).
Sidd Kulk
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Any package would do if I am selected by Google.

Ok, and what about Apple? Even that's lucrative!!! Wont mention Microsoft, they are laying off...
Jesper de Jong
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Sidd Kulk wrote:What does it take for a guy of average intelligence to get a job in Google?

A guy of average intelligence? Forget about it...

If you search around a bit (yes, with Google... ) you might find the stories of some people who did job interviews at Google. It sounds like it's very hard to get hired by Google from most of them.

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Christophe Verré
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All the answers are : Do you have a notebook ? I'll check it on Google ;)


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Sidd Kulk
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Nice One!

I guess Google wants tech Wizards, who can bring in new ideas and also code them

@Eric, I am coming to Google.....
Ulf Dittmer
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The easiest way would probably be to break into their offices - presto, you're in!


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Sidd Kulk
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That wud ensure one thing, I never ever get to enter there again..
harilal ithikkat
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Find out errors in Google and Google products...........and tell them about it..
After a few, they will say..........anyone can find out error if you can solve it better you may come and do it yourself..
So they selected you to do their project....atleast they said it...
Now you should say...........No I CANT..
hi hi..

Now you are the only one who refused an offer from GOOGLE.


you can add it to your resume...
Sidd Kulk
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Hehe, nice one....
I can ask Google to pay me for finding the errors.....
Mandar Khire
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Try to solve this!

Or you should be like this


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Know Big-O notation. And the best and fastest way to find your car if you happened to be dropped from a helicopter onto a road that is completely straight, and the car could be in either direction, and you don't know which way, so what is the Big-O notation for the fastest way to find your car.

Good Luck

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Bear Bibeault
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harilal ithikkat wrote:Now you are the only one who refused an offer from GOOGLE.

Umm, no, he's not.


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Sidd Kulk
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What is the Big-O Notation? Kindly explain..
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Hm, perhaps you should try this link...
Sidd Kulk
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That was funny! And cool site...Something fun..
Jhakda Velu
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Average intelligence? Perhaps the security guard (no offenses)

I got rejected even for that

Now trying for house keeping

Jhakda


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Sidd Kulk
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Do security guards get to enter in the cafeteria? Heard they have the best foods lined up...
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There's a syntax error in line 125010.

My compiler can do that, and it's not particularly smart...
Sidd Kulk
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Had compilers been smart, they could have done most of the coding.
Jhakda Velu
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Cafeteria access is of no use in India office. They don't serve food made by 5 star chefs here. You'll have to try in US/Europe offices.
(I'm in line already)

If you are willing to wait, then i plan to start a company where all your material needs(free food,washing, girl friend service(both pre and post) ) would be taken care of. You need to worry only about how best to do your work.

Jhakda
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Bear Bibeault wrote:
harilal ithikkat wrote:Now you are the only one who refused an offer from GOOGLE.

Umm, no, he's not.


Yep, definitely not the only one.

Mark
Vikas Kapoor
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Mark Spritzler wrote:Yep, definitely not the only one.
Mark

Oh! Really.
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Being a fan of Google on Facebook should impress them.


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Bear Bibeault
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Vishal Pandya wrote:
Mark Spritzler wrote:Yep, definitely not the only one.
Mark

Oh! Really.

Really.
Pat Farrell
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Sidd Kulk wrote:What does it take for a guy of average intelligence to get a job in Google?

Google is probably the best tech job on the planet. They don't hire any "average" people. They hire a few of the best and brightest. Then they work them 70 hours a week.

Microsoft used to be the best tech job on the planet, they also did not hire any average people.

Seems to me this is like people who are average good looking trying to get a job as an actor in Hollywood. There are thousands of beautiful people working as waitresses in Hollywood
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Pat Farrell wrote:Google is probably the best tech job on the planet ...
Then they work them 70 hours a week.

In my mind, these two statements are not consistent.

Also, there's the "Google way" and there's the "wrong way".
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Bear Bibeault wrote:In my mind, these two statements are not consistent.

You are probably right, and they may only have folks work 50 hours a week. But there is a reason that Google has great free food all day and night.

All startups tend to burn folks out, and while Google is old, it still acts a lot like a startup.

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Pat Farrell wrote:All startups tend to burn folks out,

Incorrect. My previous company (before it was consumed by the Big Bad Bank), and my current job, are startups that understand the benefits of workers that have a good work-life balance.

Change "all" to "many", and I'll agree.
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All that I've been in over 35+ years. And I believe nearly all on the planet. There can be exceptions that make the rule.
Vikas Kapoor
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Pat Farrell wrote:And I believe nearly all on the planet.

+1
Bear Bibeault wrote:my current job, are startups that understand the benefits of workers that have a good work-life balance.

You're lucky bear.
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Vishal Pandya wrote:You're lucky bear.

Or perhaps just good at picking out companies?
 
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