Gayle Laakmann McDowell
Gayle Laakmann McDowell is the founder / CEO of CareerCup.com, a site dedicated to preparing for tech jobs.
She has performed hundreds of interviews as an employee at Google, coached numerous software engineering and product manager candidates, and helped many startups through their acquisition interviews with top tech companies.
Prior to CareerCup, she worked for Microsoft, Apple, and Google. Most recently, Gayle spent three years at Google as a software engineer, where she was one of the company’s lead interviewers and served on Google’s hiring committee.
This is Gayle’s third book. Her second book, The Google Resume, is a comprehensive book offering advice on how anyone can prepare for a role at a top tech company. Her first book, Cracking the Coding Interview, is a deep dive into coding interviews and is Amazon’s best-selling interview book.
Gayle holds a bachelor’s and master’s degree in Computer Science from the University of Pennsylvania and an MBA from the Wharton School.