Beating Google at the Hiring Game

Since almost everybody tried their best just to be hired and work in Google but not everybody can make it... Here's what Kevin Newcomb wrote in his post "Beating Google at the Hiring Game" about the process of hiring in Google, Inc.

  • Google's consensus-driven hiring process is slow. Act quickly and give limited-time job offers.
  • Google has high academic standards. Target students outside the top tier or those from non-elite schools.
  • Google's consensus-driven approach introduces the potential for one person to sink a candidate. Target socially awkward but brilliant engineers.
  • Google stockholders reacted negatively to its recent hiring binge. Expect their pace to slow.
  • Google stock shot high since its IPO, but may be leveling out. Give new hires an opportunity to share in your potential growth.

Forbes also has this article "How To Beat Google To Tech Talent" by Brian Caulfield.
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