Archive for January 2012

HOW TO: Get Hired By Google

January 25, 2012

A recent study showed that Google is the top company young workers want to work for (see 10 Companies Young Professionals Want To Work For). Many have heard about the exciting corporate culture at Google, from scooters to travel to and from meetings to massage chairs, volleyball courts, and yoga classes. So how do you get hired by Google?

The process isn’t easy, according to an infographic by Jobvine, a free job network based in South Africa. Google reviews every resume it receives, but only hires .01%-.04% of the one million resumes it receives every year!

The process is long, with many interviews in different forms and some out-of-the-box questions (“How many golf balls can fit in a school bus?” and “Why are manhole covers round?” as a few examples). Google also focuses on hiring based on ability over experience, and looks for talent rather than specific skill sets.

The good news is that Google’s hiring has steadily increased over the last 10 years, from 2,300 in 2002 to 28,800 in 2011. Plus, the top 10 salaries at Google range from a $143,000 to a whopping $241,000 per year!

Google is a great company to work for; this hiring process may be long, but the payoff is great.

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How To Get Hired By Google