Stand Out and Get Hired in Google even with a Low GPABy Audri Taylors, UniversityHerald Reporter
Who does not want to land one of the highest paying jobs in Google? Google is one of the highest paying companies in the U.S. according to Glassdoor, and you'd probably feel stoked if you get to have a chance to work at this company. If you think that you need to have a college degree and a high GPA to get a job here, then things aren't actually the same anymore. Despite Google's tedious and tough hiring process, you still have a chance to work for your dream company without even letting your GPA scores get in the way. Here's how.
- You have to get a professional experience even if you do not have a degree. Although holding a university degree is a plus, having the right professional experience will work to your advantage.
- If you are applying for an engineering job in Google, you must be well versed in coding and should know how to go about interpreting it, working with it and improving it.
- Increase your chances of getting interviewed and hired by focusing on internship programs, recruitments, instead of applying through the company website.
- Find a way to be able to reach out directly to a Google recruiter, probably by means of LinkedIn or directly contacting them through email.
- Focus on an area you are very good at. It helps that you have other interests too but being really very good at something can make you go a long way.
- If your GPA isn't something that can help you stand out over the others, it's better not to indicate it in your resume.
- You may not be asked for your GPA when you apply in Google if you wait until 3 years after graduation.
- Your GPA is not the only thing that the recruiters will be looking up. Make sure that your resume is rich with interesting list of other activities and skills that can make you stand out over a thousands of applicants.
- Show that you have the attitude, the attitude that it takes to be an asset to the company - "At the end of the day, it comes down to this: Can you communicate how you can help the company? Passion, creativity, initiative, and a 'getting things done' attitude are all signals of that." - Gayle Laakmaan McDowell, Author of "The Google Resume: How to Prepare for a Career and Land a Job at Apple, Microsoft, Google, or Any Top Tech Company."