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I failed two first interviews at Google for policy-based non technical positions. My recruiter was sympathetic. She said: “You were borderline in basic communication. But strong in experience.”

I am crushed. I fear I will probably not get a call back. But Im also looking for help.

From what it sounds like, I could’ve framed my responses better in the interview. Would anyone here be kind enough to share any online resources, specific YouTube videos that I can view? Id love to develop and practice core responses to questions that might come up in an interview. Or connect with me off-Blind, and help me prepare for such situations.

Im 40M. POC. If you’re wondering why I need to practice some of this: I have a history of working overseas in conflict zones and have PTSD. Sometimes it makes me stutter and I lose my train of thought. I am trying everything I can but I feel this interview bit is beyond my expertise.

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  • Microsoft techladki
    What's your background like?
    And would you be interested in positions that require less communication?
    Oct 16 1
    • Google
      nsjdhf

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      I have a creative background, so I worked with policy and content creation. Super flexible about any roles, and Im certainly not limited to Google. I can DM more details if you prefer.
      Oct 16
  • Snapchat redsocks
    Keep your head up! This isn’t the final job interview and it won’t be the last! Google is only one place that would be lucky to have ur talents! Keep trying and practicing, use this google interview as a stepping stone to your next position!
    Oct 16 0
  • Microsoft FlyingOwe
    Google take only 0.2% of applications. So don’t beat yourself up for not getting a job there.
    Oct 16 0
  • Cruise Automation hqudy651
    What is it with these recruiters telling you how you did? Mine flat out said they were unable to share feedback about the interviews, at any stage throughout the process.

    I'm waiting on HC now... Sorry to hear you didn't make it. Try again!
    Oct 16 1
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      nsjdhf

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      I actually reached out to both the recruiters requesting if there was any specific feedback they are able to share with me.

      Thanks, I will keep trying.
      Oct 16
  • Advance Auto Parts who-dor
    I sent you a DM
    Oct 16 0
  • Groupon heloplanet
    Aren't you already in Google
    Oct 16 4
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      sweSharp

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      sweSharpmore
      Ah he must have misinterpreted what the recruiter said.
      Oct 16
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      nsjdhf

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      It is very likely. I’m just focusing on how to improve and be better prepared next time.
      Oct 16
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      sweSharp

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      sweSharpmore
      I was joking. The OP of this comment thread is referring to the fact that you're verified Google. If you failed, how did you get that designation on Blind? One way I could see though is what I see a lot of people do which is put Google on their LinkedIn in any capacity they can.

      Otherwise, how did you do it?
      Oct 16
    • Google
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      I actually did a stint working on content in the past.
      Oct 18
  • New XmzW26
    The conversation on stammering due to PTSD is beyond the scope of Blind. It is a symptom of much more than its physical manifestation. I am sending you a DM. But also for the benefit of everyone here - a good way to work on this is to repeat after listening to newscasts. Stand in front of the mirror.

    You got this!
    Oct 18 0
  • Salesforce PxpN70
    Google is not the end all be all. Keep your head up.
    Oct 16 0

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