What people think I do vs what I really do. A funny, light-hearted take at a day in the life of a software engineer at Microsoft, quarantine edition. One of the best things about working at Microsoft is the flexibility around work. It is possible, and often encouraged to fix your lifestyle around work, which makes is very easy to alternate slots on your schedule between work and other chores you have to do. And since the company can operate 100% remotely for engineering, quarantine hasn’t impacted our direct job function. Of course, being able to interact with colleagues physically instead of virtually is always great, but remote tech has made things a lot easier.
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Wondering how to get a Google recruiter’s attention or what software engineering projects impress a Google recruiter? In this video, Google tech recruiter Amy Miller and ex-Google software engineer Clement Mihailescu go over some tips to navigate the tech interview process.
Note: the information in this video does not represent the official stance of any single company; it’s merely the product of individual opinions and experiences.
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How I Landed My Google Interviews: https://youtu.be/GyYsnK434DM
0:00 – Introduction
0:36 – 3 Important things
1:47 – Conversation starts
2:02 – Amy introduces herself
2:49 – What is a technical recruiter’s job exactly?
5:36 – Advice on contacting recruiters, getting their attention, and applying to Google
13:38 – Tough questions begin
14:08 – How do entry-level candidates make themselves impressive for recruiters (no work experience, no-name school, etc.)?
16:46 – How do you impress recruiters with projects that aren’t objectively successful or huge (what kind of projects do recruiters look for)?
19:25 – Do Google recruiters value a specific programming language or skill in software engineering candidates above all else?
21:25 – Are international applicants at a disadvantage?
24:30 – Midpoint recap
24:52 – How would you suggest a high-school or early-college student prepare for a career at Google?
25:47 – What kind of resume and cover letter do Google recruiters prefer?
27:22 – What should you wear to a tech interview?
28:49 – What’s the #1 factor that decides if someone gets hired or not (the deal breaker)?
29:24 – Conclusion
29:43 – Important reminder
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