Google is hiring. And if you want to shush your parents up about your neighbour’s kid who went to IIT/IIM/the moon — we all have one of those — this is your chance. The tech giant has ranked #1 on Fortune’s list of 100 best companies to work at for the sixth consecutive time and has been on the list 11 times in total. Headquartered in California, USA, the $75 billion company offers more than just great career opportunities and a diverse work environment. It is known for its balanced work environment and employee-friendly company culture. But most importantly, having the name on your resume could do wonders for you (and your pay cheque) when you’re looking out for your next gig. being placed at Google is every engineer’s dream. So if you’re one of those engineers, today is your lucky day. As per the careers section of their website, Google is looking for a software engineer. Here’s where to apply and how to get hired.
How to apply for a job at Google
Knowing how to manipulate code to, as Google states on its website, ‘improve system availability and latency’ as well as the ability to innovate with algorithms to make product faster, more reliable and more efficient will give you an edge. If you also happen to be skilled in isolating problems to a database subsystem, you might just get a job at Google.
So if you think you have what it takes, head to their careers website, click on the listing and hit that little blue button on the right side of the page that says ‘Apply’. You’ll be led to a form where you’ll have to upload your resume. Ensure that your resume is in English only and that the file size is under 2 MB. You’ll additionally have to fill out the rest of the form with your personal details, your educational qualifications and your past professional experience.
In case you have no work experience on your freshly put together CV, don’t worry. Google is welcoming software engineers who are just beginning their careers as well. When you to scroll down to the ‘Work experience’ section of your application form, just make sure that you click on ‘Yes’ for the question ‘Applying for your first job?’
The last section of the form comprises a text box where you may fill in a cover letter or add your notes. Though this part is optional, it is always wise to present a statement of purpose to prospective employers — even if said employer believes that your work speaks for itself.
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