Thursday, August 30, 2007
Real World Job-hunting - Google
The next company we look at for potential corporate employment is Google. What does it take to get a job at this internet colossus? Take a look:
Enjoy what you do, where you do it, and the people you do it with.
What is it that you really want to do? Your master plan, not just your 5-year plan. At Google, our strategy is simple: we hire great people and support them in turning their aspirations into reality. We work hard here, and play here, and dream here. Googlers are bright, passionate people with diverse backgrounds, coming together to create a unique culture. One where the open exchange of ideas is encouraged and thinking beyond the norm is expected, no matter what position you happen to hold. Working at Google is as much a mindset as it is a job.
Your Faking Smart! tip: As far as you or I can tell, Google's gradual domination of the universe will take time ...and yes, plenty of employees! That's where you come in. If you've got the Google mindset, you've got the Google job! So think "beyond the norm" when telling them that "coming together" is exactly what you do best. For this company we suggest "turning your aspirations into reality" by utilizing the FSRI-developed personal ad approach. The internet means cutting-edge, cutting edge means sharp, and sharp means sexy! Send in a personal ad/application to this icon of the internet - something revealing your steamier side - and be sure to seal this envelope with some virtual perfume and a kiss. Apply using this open letter format:
Location: (your city)
Education: B.A. Physics - the movement of bodies
Ethnicity: (your ethnicity)
Relationship Status: Single(?)
Interests: Hyperlinking, web-browsing, working, playing and dreaming hard, Googling (many times a day when I'm alone), dancing, karaoke, hot tubs, candlelight dinners and long kisses.
Height: 5 ft 11 in (give or take an inch or two or three)
Body Type: Average - athletic - firm.
Hair Length: Luscious - perfect
Eye Color: Varies, depending on angle of my computer screen.
Cigarettes: Prefer not to say
Booze: Prefer not to say
Drugs: Prefer not to say
Age between: 9 and 11
Profession: Master of Worlds
Religion: Scale-free Networks
Body Type: Virtual
Have Children: no preference
Want Children: Yes!
Drinking: I'm a VERY social drinker
REMEMBER: Google wants you to "enjoy what you do, where you do it, and the people you do it with." It's that simple ..."no matter what position you hold." Look smart for this company (...and sexy, too.) Insist on a good position and don't settle for anything less!
Give us an update on how the application went!
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Great article, great blog...Great everything. Love it, I will definately be back for more.Oh...and a great sense of humour as well ! :)
I used to drive by The Google World Domination Planning Department Phase 1 four times per week. I actually contacted them about working there before their IPO. Online they had the same vague skillset requirements, but after I talked to a couple of people it turned out that they wanted me to actually know something about working computo-thingies. They could use a little truth in their advertisisng.
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