We know hiring processes can seem overwhelming, but we don’t want you to feel overwhelmed at Google. We want all candidates – from entry level to leadership – to have access to the same information and resources (after all, our mission is to organize the world’s information and make it universally accessible and useful).
Google’s hiring process is an important part of our culture. Googlers care deeply about their teams and the people who make them up. We also care about building a more representative and inclusive workplace, and that begins with hiring. In order to truly build for everyone, we know that we need a diversity of perspectives and experiences, and a fair hiring process is the first step in getting there.
Have you ever discovered you’re good at something you’re not passionate about? Many of us have. This may be a result of the work you like to do, or it may be something you’ve had to get good at because of a previous project or role. The more skills you have the better — but it’s hard to build a fulfilling career on something that doesn’t excite you. Before you start applying, take some time to ask yourself a few of these questions:
- What is something you learned that made everything that came after easier?
- Have more of your achievements come as a result of solitary effort or teamwork?
- What do you enjoy more, solving problems or pushing the discussion forward?
- What is the most rewarding job you’ve ever had? Why?
- Describe the best team you ever worked with. What made that experience stand out?