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Mar. 1st, 2007 | 02:30 am
location: Lyn's
mood: quixoticquixotic

OK, so a recent task list from my employer included this item:

* apply for a job at Google

They're quite serious.

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YES WE CAN HAS!

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from: aaangyl
date: Mar. 1st, 2007 08:56 am (UTC)
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I know many googleites, I can get you a referral to a recruiter if you make the EDU cut. LMK.

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Triple Entendre

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from: triple_entendre
date: Mar. 1st, 2007 11:48 am (UTC)
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Thanks! A few of them read this LJ; they pop up now and then when I say something Googlish. (I love the Internets.)

EDU cut? Hmmm... There's no 'Education' section in my resume, and I intend to keep it that way. If that stops them wanting to talk to me, well, I certainly understand. (Thus have I broken the hearts of many a recruiter in my time.)

They are welcome to wait and buy out my startup company later. (I expect that'll cost a bit more, though, n'est ces pas un peep?) ;)

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YES WE CAN HAS!

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from: aaangyl
date: Mar. 2nd, 2007 03:50 am (UTC)
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Yeah, there's a formula with the tier of school you get your degree from and GPA and if you're under that I'm told you're wasting your time applying at all. They actually require transcripts. Not having the degree, I don't even bother thinking about Google and, honestly, based on that, I'm pretty sure I'd never work there once I've gotten my degree no matter what they offered me.

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Triple Entendre

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from: triple_entendre
date: Mar. 2nd, 2007 04:07 am (UTC)
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Interesting. They'll be missing some phenotypes entirely. Maybe my instinct is correct -- they can just acquire those on the open market. I could see that keeping the hiring process more manageable... and I'll even concede that could actually work out well. But as a strategy, I doubt it's any less of a gamble.

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witch bunny

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from: whos_your_venus
date: Mar. 1st, 2007 01:43 pm (UTC)
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we have a friend in SF who now works for google...he raves about the company.

is google going to Austin? i know part of it is coming up here to Ann Arbor (lovingly known as A2 in my posts)

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Triple Entendre

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from: triple_entendre
date: Mar. 2nd, 2007 04:09 am (UTC)
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I dunno, but I expect I'd be relocating if I took a Google job.

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Triple Entendre

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from: triple_entendre
date: Mar. 2nd, 2007 04:10 am (UTC)
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I like Ann Arbor. I've been up there for NASCO conferences many times.

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The Mad, The Bad, And The Dangerous To Know...

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from: slobberpuppy
date: Mar. 1st, 2007 02:00 pm (UTC)
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Go for it!!!

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Minister of Free Inquiry

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from: aethyrflux
date: Mar. 1st, 2007 06:14 pm (UTC)
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i'm sure you have seen this, but just in case:
http://money.cnn.com/2006/08/31/technology/BurningManTalent_futureboy.biz2/index.htm

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from: marconiplein
date: Mar. 2nd, 2007 01:12 am (UTC)
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I had dinner with some Google-ites about a month ago. They seemed SOLD on the culture and the brand.

This, of course, makes me suspicious!

But seriously, they seem like a good place to work for. Just don't drink the koolaid, as they say. (Yes! They really say it!)

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