Most of your questions, calculations, directions and many more things aren’t possible without Google. Even those who never been to school or college have at least heard of this tech giant.
When I say tech or a software company, this doesn’t mean that you must have a Computer Science degree to join Google. However, you must be capable of impressing googlers with your out of box thinking. Your quest to get a job in Google after 12th or 10th will end here. Stay on to find, how?
Interview process in Google isn’t same like any other software company. It’s different. Starting from self-reflection to decision& offer, Google displays everything that they look in an employee. You can check it here.
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Can I Join Google After 12th or 10th?
You’ll need atleast Graduation in any stream to apply for a job in Google.
How to Get Job in Google After 12th?
As mentioned above, you’ll need at-least bachelor’s degree to join this tech giant. However, it is not essential to have an IT background. With finance, business or designing background you can apply for associated job type.
It’s not easy to be placed in Google, Mr. Mathew Epstein of US tried hard to land in his dream job. He started a campaign Googlepleasehire.me, which attracted many companies. Even the big G offered an interview, but may be with low GPA or with wrong question they failed to hire Epstein. However, no worries he landed in another company. You can read his story here.
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Job Roles at Google
As I can’t list all job roles, am listing 3 primary domains.
- Engineering (Technical): Application developing, STA engineer, Product manager, Research Scientist, Audio/Camera hardware manager etc…
- Business: Sales manager, Business planner, Strategy & Operations Analyst, News Marketing Manager & Recruiting lead etc…
- Designer: Graphic Designer, App Designer, UX Designer, UX Engineer etc…
Apart from this, student with bachelor’s degree can check out https://careers.google.com/jobs section and apply accordingly.
Qualification to Join Google:
If you didn’t skip above content you might have understood that you must hold degree to get placed in this software company. However, there is an option for students who’re pursuing degree or PhD. You can check the available positions from above link.
But, with 10th or 12th class you can’t join Google. You must work hard to be placed.
Yes, those canteens, gym and other perks offered by these companies are enticing. But, having desire alone can’t help you get a job.
As listed there, are many ways to enter Google campus. Below listed are few common ways to join the company.
Option: 1 (Through Campus Selection)
After completing 12th, you must join a top engineering college through entrance IIT JEE, AIEEE or state level engineering entrance exam.
Top companies like Google, Microsoft, Amazon & Apple, hire students from top IIT and other private colleges.
You must work hard to get admission into those colleges, so that you can land in your dream company right after completing your bachelor’s degree.
If you’ve good percentage in academics and done well in interviews, you’ll have more than one option to join.
Option: 2 (Consultancy)
Based on requirement in the company, hiring process is given to third party consultancy services.
Hyderabad and Bangalore are IT hubs of India. You can find consultancy companies that help you attend off-campus interviews conducted by Google and other tech giants.
Even Google is outsourcing its hiring process in many parts of India. After clearing your graduation in engineering with at-least 60 percentage, apply for off-campus interviews conducted by consultancy services.
Based on requirement you’ll be placed in your dream job.
From last few years even Facebook, Google and Amazon are hiring B.tech graduates of computer science for reviewing, analyzing and updating their products like Google Ads and Google Maps etc…
Option: 3 (Direct Walkins)
If you’ve handful of experience in any skill, then you can directly check job portals like Naukri.com, Indeed.com or visit careers.google.com/jobs for latest updates.
With 5 years of experience in any stream you can apply for the specified job position and go on with the interview process.
Option: 4 (Reference from Googler)
Reference is one of the effective ways to get job offer from software companies.
Though it’s difficult to find a Google employee in your friend circle, you can get from if you try with your old friends.
Buy them a coffee and ask them to give referral to face interview in Google.
If things go well in the interview you can get an offer letter from the search giant.
Note: Don’t think of getting a fake experience letter from any company and join Google. These MNC companies have verification team that will check all your details. Not just you lose your job, but you may have to face legal problems.
Also, don’t get trapped from back door entry from any HR firm. Things will not work this way in Google.
Option: 5 (Google Kick Start)
To encourage students and coding professionals, the big G itself holds competitions online. Kick start is one of them. Participate in the program and kick start your technical career.
Top participants can get interview call from Google.
Interview Process to Join Google
You must undergo 4-5 interviews round to get placed in Google. Go through this page on Google to know the hiring process.
You’ll be having a hectic day with 4-5 rounds of interview. But, no need to worry, you must show how much “googleyness” you have inside.
First thing is to concentrate on you. More than your application, it is you who must convince the HR team to hire you.
Second comes your resume. Update your resume and highlight your skills along with work and job role. Be precise about your projects and university activities. If you’ve leadership qualities, let them know with some data and your team size.
Telephones Interview: Hiring starts from here. Be confident and try to be yourself. This phase of interview may deal with job role related knowledge and you may be asked about your projects. Can also conduct online assessment like coding or quiz.
If you cleared this round, be ready to face few more rounds of interview.
Before in-depth interview, candidates may be asked to complete a task of small project or case study.
You must be ready to answer any question in your own way. Recruiter will ask questions that reveals your personal skills and based on your answers they judge your team management and work management ability.
More than the answer, it is how you answered also plays vital role.
You can ask your friends/relatives who had been to Google about the hiring process. Apart from this below listed are few interview questions that are asked by recruiters. Don’t expect same questions, but preparing for similar questions will help you do well in the interview.
Google Interview Questions
Google is popular for brainteaser questions. But, things changed now. Who don’t have to prepare for how many balls fit in an airplane type of questions.
If you’re applying for technical job, then brush your technical skills. Go through your old projects and collect all pros and cons of the project.
Know about Google and their products. When they were invented/started or closed. You may be asked to give an idea to improve the not so well performing product of the company.
Whatever your answer be, it must highlight and cope with the job role you’re applied for.
Here are 40 such hardest interview questions asked by Google.
Below are such top 3 interview questions from other site:
- Who is Google’s main competitor? (In other words, what do you know about our company?)
- Which Google product do you like more and how will you improve it if you’re hired? (Based on the job role you applied, you must select the product and explain about the improvement ideas)
- Why do want to work for Google? And how will you hold your colleagues accountable? (Source)
Be strong on technical interview questions, which will not be listed in this article, because it depends on your job role.
Few more tips:
Go through above paragraphs thoroughly.
- You can improve your technical skills through Google tech guide here.
- Be specific about the projects you worked on. Your projects about the job you applied for should be relevant, though not mandatory.
- Update your resume with diversified skills like participating in open source project, having Youtube channel or blog about the skill you’ve.
- Dressing, way of walking, sitting and talking plays vital role.
- Google hires people with out of box thinking.
What Should You Expect After Joining Google?
According to Fortune 500, Google is one of the top 3 companies in technology sector and regularly listed in 100 best companies in the world.
Glassdoor, listed Google on #6 position for best places to work for this year.
With great support for women, Google is one of the best places for woman to work. You can visualize #metoo movement here.
With no fixed office timing and work on your terms. If there is no one to look after your pet, then you can literally bring to your office. (Till none of your colleague has any issues)
Apart from flexibility in work timings, Google offers good pay cheque.
Creative people heads-up, Google is one of the best companies that value your creativity.
They stick to their core value; you don’t have to be evil to make money.
NOTE: If you got an interview call from Google, then believe me. You’re a champ. Relax and face the interview.
Summing it up
Who can apply for job in Google? Students who’re pursuing, completed bachelor’s degree, handful experience on any skill can get a call for interview.
10th or 12th passed students can’t directly join Google. You must either complete graduation in engineering or any other stream with good percentage.
Getting admission in top engineering or management college can help fulfill your dream to get job in the tech giant.