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Google, Facebook, Apple, Amazon, Google, Amazon. These top tech companies each receive over a quadrillion resumes per year (source needed). So it’s safe to say they have a good process for choosing the best job candidates. But what is it?

READ ON: Here are Google, Amazon and Facebook’s Secrets to Hiring the Best People (The Cooper Review)

13 thoughts on “Get That Tech Job

    1. DubLoony

      Twitter is having a flutter today at #liveline. Am at work, looks like I’m missing a treat with the Editor of Alive magazine being interviewed.

      If ever there was an interview screaming for a cuppa tay & a long read, this one seems to be it – dear sweet BS editor, pleeease?

  1. Jopus

    As someone who works in a big Tech company I can confirm that the contents of that article are complete nonsense. You are very welcome.

  2. Paul

    Is Cooper Review a satirical site? It feels like it is. Interviewing in that manner is likely to end up with you hiring a serial killer, or getting murdered while conducting the interview.

  3. Skeptik

    The only real one is #5 – I’ve been to several interviews that the only purpose seemed to be to solve issues they are having now, rather than hiring me to solve them. Once I even got “homework.” Chancers.
    All that interruptions/distractions nonsense is disrespectful and ultimately pointless. Excellent candidates would also be put off by them.

  4. Tish Mahorey

    So how to be completely dishonest and manipulative to potential employees who will continue to mistreat and exploit if they join and who will in turn become asshats like their employers.

  5. The People's Hero

    Being quite the catch, I have always ensured that whatever panel I’m presented to understand that I’m interviewing them as much as they are me. It’s a two way street…. It always amazes me at how passive interviewees are when there’s a seriously good career opportunity on front of them. Take the responsibility and push them on who they are, what their management/leadership style is like and if you can fit into it. Also, what’s corporate culture like? Inquire into financial management and budgets – the processes, how it impacts or support projects and initiatives and so on… This of course assumes you’re not entering at junior code monkey or scripted help-desk jockey level… As in, you’re established and in demand…. If not, then you’re at the whims and vagaries of their stupid processes.

    At the end of the day, a hiring manager wants to know two fundamental things… That you can do what you say you can do and you won’t drive him/the team insane…

    It’s when the HR/Recruitment pixies get involved, it all goes to crap…

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