Friday, December 21, 2007

Dont Bother Interviewing at Google

I figure I spent several weeks worth of time this past year trying to interview for various jobs at Google. Recently, on a 3rd attempt I thought things were looking pretty good. Despite all the positive feedback from my interviews, I was shot down in the 11th hour because some VP (who I never actually met) decided that I am not "the right kind of designer". I really really want to know how having 13 years of experience, and a proven track record in silicon valley makes me "not the right kind of designer" but ... whatever. I get it now.

After all that work (over 120 hours of unbillable time total in 2007) I'm glad I tried. I really liked all the people who interviewed me and I am really disapointed that I wont be able to get to know them.

1 comment:

  1. Same thing happened to me. I made it to the last interview. Was interviewed by 3 people. One guy, who ran Blogger, didn't like me. I was told it had to be unanimous. I had pulled 2 all-nighters doing their "homework" assignments.

    Oh well, I'm making more money as a freelancer, and don't have to put up with their weekly work "sprints".