How to Get a Job at Google, Part 2

April 19th, 2014

Previously, Thomas Friedman interviewed Laszlo Bock, who is in charge of all hiring at Google—about 100 new hires a week—to try to understand what an employer like Google was looking for and why it was increasingly ready to hire people with no college degrees.  With graduations approaching, Friedman went back to Google to ask Bock to share his best advice for job-seekers anywhere, not just at Google.

Here is a condensed version of their conversations, published in Thomas Friedman’s article in The New York Times.

Read Part One here.


How to Get a Job at Google

April 1st, 2014

Last June, in an interview with Adam Bryant of The Times, Laszlo Bock, the senior vice president of people operations for Google—i.e., the guy in charge of hiring for one of the world’s most successful companies—noted that Google had determined that “GPA’s are worthless as a criteria for hiring, and test scores are worthless. … We found that they don’t predict anything.” He also noted that the “proportion of people without any college education at Google has increased over time” — now as high as 14 percent on some teams.  At a time when many people are asking, “How’s my kid gonna get a job?” I thought it would be useful to visit Google and hear how Bock would answer.

Click here for the entire article by Thomas L. Friedman in the New York Times.


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