Getting hired by Google would perhaps be the dream job for millions across the country. Working for them is one of the most aspired jobs for not people from IT sectors but from various other fields too. Great Place to Work Institute and Fortune Magazine named Google the “Best Company to Work For” in 2014 and before that Google has acquired the top position for five more times. However the secret to crack the hiring is pretty surprising.Adam Bryant, Google’s Senior Vice President of People Operations Laszlo Bock, says that while hiring Google doesn’t even ask for GPA or test scores from candidates anymore. What is most wanted is the acute practical sense for doing one’s own job.
What they actually look for while hiring people is the leadership quality and how they can handle difficult situation which has no particular solution to it. Many who were good at school fail to get a here since they lack the practical sense to tackle problems. Google hiring staff believes that academic environments are artificial environments and people who succeed there are sort of finely trained, they’re conditioned to succeed in that environment only. So what they focus during interviews is how a candidate gives honest and practical answers, keeping in mind their consumers.
When any company conducts a hiring interview what they intend is to predict how candidates will perform once they join the team. So Google does quite the same thing. They try and analyze the potential of the candidate and thus the candidate in turn has to keep in mind to give quick and productive answers to each question they are being asked. And perhaps the most important think that they look for is a candidate’s innovative skill and their zeal to achieve something new. With these few things in mind one is sure to make an impression.
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