Google referral please?

Apple choang91
Dec 13, 2018 11 Comments

Hi. Is there any Googler here willing to give me a referral? I’ve been talking with a recruiter and just want a referral to secure my phone screen (not sure if a referral increases my chances too). I’d really appreciate if you can give me some interview tips too.

Briefly about myself, 2 YOE as Java developer with experience in building web services and app performance tuning/testing. Aspire to be a SWE at Google. I can share my LinkedIn profile and elaborate more if you pm me.

Thanks!

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TOP 11 Comments
  • Google fbseek
    Referral will only be useful if it is from a person who can vouch for you. I have referred hundreds of unknown people, many of them didn't even get a phone screen. Just generic emails.
    Dec 13, 2018 2
    • Apple cloud29
      I already talked to a recruiter and she wanted to schedule a phone screen. She did ask if I knew anyone at Google so I just wanted to get a referral since I thought it would increase my chances. But looks like it doesn’t unless I worked with the reference. Thanks for info!
      Dec 13, 2018
    • Google fbseek
      Yes. That one is useful only if you are a border case at HC and the referrer can swing it in your favor. I knew no one at Google during my time and it didn't matter.
      Dec 16, 2018
  • Apple / Eng iPhoneXMen
    At this point, anybody could refer you and just get a referral fee. You are already talking to a recruiter, why bother?
    Dec 13, 2018 2
    • Apple cloud29
      Didn’t know about this :)
      Dec 13, 2018
    • Google talentedIN
      Just to clarify, the referrer is not going to get any bonus now. It is only if you refer before the recruiter contacts you.
      Dec 13, 2018
  • USDA / Eng I dont knw
    As you are in touch with recruiter and looking forward for next steps, It doesn’t matter if you have reference or not. You should be good with that. I didn’t have any reference and scheduled onsite in a month.
    Dec 13, 2018 2
    • Apple cloud29
      Ah I see. Thanks!
      Dec 13, 2018
    • Google talentedIN
      Referrals do matter later in the process too since the hiring committee looks at them as well while making a decision and can make your case stronger. You need someone you know or at least have met though.
      Dec 13, 2018
  • Microsoft do_needful
    Why someone will provide you with a referral? You might be the shittiest developer in the world and if I provide my referrals to 10 person like you then eventually it might hurt me.
    Dec 13, 2018 1
    • Amazon / Eng GHskann
      Google takes referrals seriously in a kind of dumb way...
      Dec 13, 2018

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