Google Hiring Manager interview

Cisco MuSigma
May 5, 2018 13 Comments

I was interviewed for a non-engineering role over hangouts by the hiring manager and I received feedback from recruiter that though the HM has decided to move forward with other candidates, he has forwarded my profile for another role which he felt based on the interview, matched my expertise and experience better.

Does this really happen? Or was the denial sugar coated?

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  • Google mapleleaf
    Of course it happens
    May 5, 2018 1
    • Cisco MuSigma
      OP
      Thanks, so I still have hope.
      And does the process start all over again for the new role?
      To be honest, HM interview was the first step in the process :)
      May 5, 2018
  • Amazon SomeName2
    I have done this. You’re a good fit but not the role you are interviewing for. It’s definitely a good thing. You may end up liking the new role better. Good luck!
    May 5, 2018 2
    • Cisco MuSigma
      OP
      Thanks, and fingers crossed
      May 5, 2018
    • Amazon SomeName2
      Should mention that your resume is probably getting forwarded around and you will have to do another phone interview. You’re still in the game but haven’t won yet. Keep up the interview prep! :)
      May 5, 2018
  • Google / Eng v0
    If they wanted to deny you, they would have done so. The fact that you're instead being considered for a different role is a good thing.
    May 5, 2018 1
    • Cisco MuSigma
      OP
      Thanks!
      May 5, 2018
  • Microsoft ToTheMoooo
    Most likely you won’t get the role. Since he referred you to a “better fit”, he can pass on you.
    May 5, 2018 1
    • Cisco MuSigma
      OP
      Actually, for certain because the recruiter mentioned that HM has decided to move forward with other candidates :)
      May 5, 2018
  • New 979699
    @OP are these interviews based on resume or algorithms and data structures?
    May 5, 2018 1
    • Cisco MuSigma
      OP
      This was, as I mentioned, non engineering role. Questions were related to past experience framed in the context of JD.
      May 5, 2018
  • Intuit EC
    You’re dead in the water
    May 5, 2018 1
    • Cisco MuSigma
      OP
      Coming from an intuit employee, this is hilarious..
      May 5, 2018