It couldn't be that easy to get interviewed by a FANG+M?? Until I tried. Lesson Learned:
I couldn't understand why ppl kept saying just go interview with another company to leverage your offer. How easy can it be to just get interviews at the top tech companies in the world? I swear I thought yall were lying.
Then I got hit up by Microsoft for a job function I'd never consider on my own. I thought this was a fluke! But then I walked up to Apple at a conference and boom another interview, same new function. Then Google found my profile...But didn't see how I fit they're roles in my typical area of business. But still I now have 3 companies that liked me.
This week I decided to test this theory and apply to Amazon, Google again, and Netflix without referrals for the new function. Sure enough Amazon invites me to interview the next day.
What is happening out West? I'm not even an engineer (but 10+ business YOE). And live cross country. I NEVER EVER thought I'd be interviewed for 4 top companies in just a month.
Im super geeked!!! I may actually be able to get matching offers to leverage. I would never have tried if I hadn't seen some of the stories posted here.