Getting a job in a company like Google is a dream for everyone. But the recruitment process is not so easy at Google. Here are some key excerpts from an interview that Google India MD Rajan Anandan had with a jury member of The Economic Times Young Leader Programme.
How do Google search for its Dynamic leaders?
- The first thing we look for is “love towards work “garlanded with” energy.”
- Google tends to be a very fast developing- environment and the employee should suit us for a long term venture
- We look for people who are efficient and excellent in all manners, versatile and ready to face any kind of challenge.
3 main Processes in Google Interviews
- Recruiter’s Communication
- Telephonic Interview
- Face to Face interviews at our office premises
How does Google interview?
We’re looking for smart, team-oriented people who can DO GOOD STUFF. When you interview at Google, you’ll likely interview with four or five Googlers.
They’re looking for four things:
The trait of a leader is to build up a strong team with all sorts of willingness and adaptation. Not only Role play is important, but you should also be a good follower to become a good LEADER.
Employees with High-Morale, Self-Enthusiastic, and Innovativeness in the work are the pre-requirements for a Googler.
Knowledge on Par
We’re looking for people who have a variety of strengths and passions, not just isolated skill sets. We also want to make sure that you have the experience and the background that will set you up for success in your role. For engineering candidates in particular, we’ll be looking to check out your coding skills and technical areas of expertise.
We’re less concerned about grades and transcripts and more interested in how you think. We’re likely to ask you some role-related questions that provide insight into how you solve problems. Show us how you would tackle the problem presented–don’t get hung up on nailing the “right” answer.
We want to get a feel for what makes you, well, you. We also want to make sure this is a place you’ll thrive, so we’ll be looking for signs around your comfort with ambiguity, your bias to action and your collaborative nature.
How we decide
There are also a few other things we do to make sure we’re always hiring the right candidate for the right role and for Google.
We collect feedback from multiple Googlers
At Google, you work on tons of projects with different groups of Googlers, across many teams and time zones. To give you a sense of what working here is really like, some of your interviewers could be potential teammates, but some interviewers will be with other teams. This helps us see how you might collaborate and fit in at Google overall.
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