The Google Resume
The Google Resume gives you the only book available on how to win a coveted spot at one of these top national tech firms. If you're a student, you'll learn what to study and how to prepare while in school, as well as what career paths to consider. If you're a job seeker, you'll get an edge on your competition by learning about hiring procedures and making yourself stand out from other candidates.
Praise for The Google Resume
“The Google Resume is an exhaustive book on how to get into the top tech companies. McDowell shows applicants how to create an effective resume, how to prepare for interviews, how to negotiate an offer, and how to perform well on the job. This is truly the “bible” of the tech interview process."
--Stephanie Jacobs, (former) recruiter at Google
“Finally an answer to all those questions about how to get a job at a tech company! This book takes us behind the scenes companies like Amazon and
Microsoft with real-life stories from candidates, interviewers, and recruiters. Their experiences will show you how to position yourself for success. An excellent read for candidates at all stages."
--Venise Cunningman, Recruiting Coordinator at Amazon and (formerly) Microsoft
"During my time at Microsoft, Google and Facebook, I've seen even the most brilliant candidates fumble. Some get too nervous, some don't prepare adequately, and some lack the right experience. The Google Resume addresses
each of these issues and helps candidates develop a more compelling application. I would strongly recommend this book to anyone pursuing a tech career."
- Peter Wilson, (former) Engineering Director at Google and Microsoft,
consultant for Facebook
“A perfect follow-up to McDowell’s first book, Cracking the Coding Interview, The Google Resume goes much beyond the interview itself and shows candidates how to make their applications stand out. There may
be no silver bullet to success, but this book is about as close
as it gets. I just wish it had been around when I was an applicant.
--Trey Williams, Software Engineer at Google
“In a surprisingly fun yet instructive look at the tech recruiting process,
this book offers candidates concrete strategies for landing these coveted
positions. Learn how companies like Microsoft approach hiring and use these
lessons to land your dream job. This is the book that I wish all our candidates
--Belinda Drllevich, Recruiting Coordinator at Microsoft
About the Author
Gayle Laakmann McDowell worked in Google Engineering for three years, where she served on the hiring committee and interviewed over 120 candidates. She interned for Microsoft and Apple, and interviewed with and received offers from ten tech firms. She holds an MBA from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania, and is the founder and CEO of CareerCup.com, a site devoted to tech jobs. She is the author of Cracking the Coding Interview.