Do you have what it takes to get a job at Google?

October 12th, 2011 by rebeccac

As a major technological player, Google obviously is a big draw when it comes to employment. Add onto that the fact that they’re consistently named one of the best places to work in the country, and you can see why they get around one million resumes a year.

Even more impressive? They’ve developed a system that lets them review every resume that comes in and thoroughly interview candidates to make sure they’re getting the best of the best. But just what does it take? What’s the Google process for going from applicant to new hire?

What does it take to get a job at Google

Infographic by Jobvine Recruitment Network

It’s an interesting (and VERY involved) method of hiring for sure, obviously meant to focus less on your skill set and past experience and more on how you think and solve problems. Which makes sense, really. Sometimes what you need to fill a position isn’t someone who’s been doing that kind of job forever and is set in their ways; sometimes you need someone who can innovate and bring fresh ideas into the office.

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Google is Putting Together an Online Science Fair

January 11th, 2011 by admin

Time to dust off the plans for that model super volcano you wanted to build in the 6th grade.google_logo-300x125 It looks like Google is about to push the envelope again by holding an online, worldwide science fair.

If you are student between the ages of 13 – 18 and are a citizen of Earth, you may participate. What is at stake for the winners? Big giant blue ribbons that will collect dust hanging on your vanity mirror next to a picture of Val Kilmer in Real Genius? Negative, scholarships and job opportunities will be divvied out to those who impress the judges the most.

Google has been working on the Science Fair’s website where participants will be able to submit their entries. The site will hold all the details and rules for those who are interested.

The event is schedule to launch on January 11 at 9 a.m. EST. There will be a live event held online on a new Science Fair YouTube Channel that Google has been building out.

CERN (the European Organization for Nuclear Research), made famous in the Dan Brown novels, is one of the partners helping Google put on the world wide Science Fair. Other partners include LEGO, National Geographic and Scientific American.

The scientific consortiums mission here is “to create a new kind of online science competBeaker_muppet-ts-78366206ition that is more global, open and inclusive than ever before.” The website also states that they are “looking for the brightest, best young scientists from around the world to submit interesting, creative projects that are relevant to the world today.”

Educators and mad scientists name Professor Farnsworth can visit the website to sign up for classroom materials, stickers, bookmarks and wall posters. You can also register on the site and read about how the entries will be judged.

It should be very interesting to see what types of entries are submitted. I am sure there will be a great opportunity to do a pan-social-survey of how American kids do versus the rest of the world. Either way we applaud Google for trying to break down worldwide borders and taking one step closer to becoming the United Federation of Planets.

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