How to even get calls from these companies?

New / Eng __python3
Jun 3 15 Comments

I have taken referral from Blind for Salesforce, IBM, Walmart, PayPal and MSFT but haven't recieved any response from any of these companies. All were for new grad software engineering roles. Not sure how to even get noticed by these companies? If anyone has connection till hiring manager and can get my Resume over to him,please dm or comment here.

Also If anyone knows any hiring manager in their team who's currently looking for new grad master's profile, please let me know.

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TOP 15 Comments
  • New / Data heyyouyes
    Blind referrals won’t help much. Connect to people on LinkedIn and keep constant interactive with atleast 12-15 of them. That’ll help you
    Jun 3 1
    • New / Eng __python3
      OP
      For me, reverse is True as I initially tried contacting people on LinkedIn, Lot of people don't accept request there and even when they accept request they don't reply for my message for days. I found blind better when people atleast do respond to queries. Also I got calls from tier 2 companies just through stranger's referral from Blind. Thanks
      Jun 4
  • Facebook / Data gfg101
    For new grads it is extremely difficult as a lot of people apply and referrals don’t mean much (to be fair what exactly does a referral even mean for a new grad?). I’d branch out to smaller companies as some have said above it might not be the time of year to hire for new grads (at FB for example we are full for 2019 but haven’t yet started hiring for 2020 too aggressively).
    Jun 3 1
    • New / Eng __python3
      OP
      But I saw people who applied through referrals even for new grad positions getting calls like in 2-5 days where my application is not even evaluated as of now. Can you let me know when would FB start hiring for 2020 aggressively? Also as I just graduated, will I still be considered new grad for a year or so?
      I don't have any previous Software Engineering Experience. Thanks
      Jun 4
  • IBM is currently laying off a shit ton of people so that’s why you’re not hearing back from us.
    Jun 3 1
    • New / Eng __python3
      OP
      Oh okay. Thanks for letting me know!
      Jun 4
  • Microsoft / Eng cholical
    I believe salesforce and Microsoft are not hiring new grads at the moment. Probably will reopen in a few months
    Jun 3 2
    • New / Eng __python3
      OP
      Oh okay! Thanks
      Jun 4
    • Salesforce hypeforce
      Salesforce does. New grad hiring is usually through Futureforce
      Jun 5
  • Microsoft
    myan

    Microsoft

    BIO
    Sup, brah?
    myanmore
    Because you’re relying on strangers’ referrals. You need real referrals, real connections to help you find a role.
    Jun 3 1
    • New / Eng __python3
      OP
      But I got calls for other companies through stranger's referral so I asked.
      Jun 4
  • Microsoft / Eng
    Gehjiddrt6

    Microsoft Eng

    PRE
    Amazon
    Gehjiddrt6more
    Microsoft referral is blackhole. If you are new grad, you don’t need reference. Go to microsoft website and find out recruiter email for your university. Apply online and drop an email to them.
    Jun 3 1
    • New / Eng __python3
      OP
      Yeah it looks like that only. Thanks alot, will do that.
      Jun 4
  • IBM / Eng
    skatta

    IBM Eng

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    500 Startups, IBM, Amazon
    skattamore
    Dm me for amazon
    Jun 21 0
  • PayPal / Eng
    jamba.juic

    PayPal Eng

    PRE
    SAP
    jamba.juicmore
    Just because you got lucky with a couple of company referrals, doesn't mean you will have the same result at other places. I agree with myan here. If I am referring someone to people who I know well, I will strongly recommend referrals only if I have worked with them before and know their work personally. For, everyone else, I just tell the hiring manager that I haven't seen this person's work personally.
    Jun 4 0