It couldn't be that easy to get interviewed by a FANG+M?? Until I tried. Lesson Learned:

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Oct 17, 2018 25 Comments

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.

Thanks!

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  • You have already failed the Google interview by not hitting the books to study the moment they showed interest. You wasted time posting here on blind! Sorry for your loss!
    Oct 17, 2018 3
    • New / Consultant
      cby19

      New Consultant

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      Bank of America
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      I do digital transformation...I swear...
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      OP
      Lol. I've been doing the Google dance for years. They want to put me in jobs that would steal my soul. So, I keep passing on them. Not sure why I always take their bait. And what test? Leetcode. Not my career. Crack the code? I know it by heart. But thanks for the vote of confidence. Lol.
      Oct 17, 2018
    • LinkedIn column
      For someone saying they were recently shocked at how easy you could get interviews at top companies you seem to have a few run ins with google over the years, which is in fact a top company
      Oct 17, 2018
    • New / Consultant
      cby19

      New Consultant

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      Bank of America
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      I do digital transformation...I swear...
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      OP
      Yeah I think imposter syndrome took over for awhile...and i became afraid of my own potential...i was a career switcher about 4 years ago. So finding my place in tech has been a journey. I'm glad Google didnt work out, the roles they wanted for me would have taken me down the wrong path.
      Oct 18, 2018
  • Morgan Stanley fat&hairy
    Getting interviews is one thing, getting the job is another. Study properly or you'll end up in a bank
    Oct 17, 2018 1
    • New / Consultant
      cby19

      New Consultant

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      Bank of America
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      I do digital transformation...I swear...
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      OP
      Lol. Nah. A bank? Not my thing...Im already doing well in tech. I'm now just focused on getting into a company HQ out west. But you're right...offers are what count. It's still cool to get the interviews 🤓 .... baby steps!
      Oct 17, 2018
  • That’s all good! Once you go through the interviews, let us know how it all went. Until you have an offer in hand, nothing is for sure! I hope you get something good and good luck!
    Oct 17, 2018 1
    • New / Consultant
      cby19

      New Consultant

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      Bank of America
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      I do digital transformation...I swear...
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      OP
      Thanks! Yeah I'm claiming the opportunities from the universe but not packing my bags yet lol. The Microsoft interviews continue and continue but in a good way. I'm realizing how important a good fit is when interviewing at these companies. Throwing your resume all around without thinking can get you something basic but it's not that efficient.
      Oct 17, 2018
  • Google / Eng handle
    Next time maybe try decaf
    Oct 17, 2018 3
    • Microsoft Lmnop43210
      Jelly
      Oct 17, 2018
    • New / Consultant
      cby19

      New Consultant

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      Bank of America
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      I do digital transformation...I swear...
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      OP
      Lol. Unfortunately I'm that person. You should see me in interviews. In person, it's almost endearing. On Blind...obnoxious. #selfaware
      Oct 17, 2018
    • Microsoft Lmnop43210
      Enthusiasm will get your far in these interviews. Don’t worry about these haters and keep it up. Good luck.
      Oct 17, 2018
  • Clover Health / Eng doenfh
    You must be a consultant for BuzzFeed right now with that headline ;)
    Oct 18, 2018 2
    • New / Consultant
      cby19

      New Consultant

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      Bank of America
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      I do digital transformation...I swear...
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      OP
      Lol. My previous career was in marketing... social media included... so I'm super extra with my posts. You should see me on Reddit. Lol
      Oct 18, 2018
    • Clover Health / Eng doenfh
      At least you show proof in the pudding of your skill! 👍
      Oct 19, 2018
  • Facebook public
    Every company is hiring like crazy and has a super small acceptance rate so yes of course getting an interview is easy. Good luck!
    Oct 17, 2018 2
    • New / Consultant
      cby19

      New Consultant

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      Bank of America
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      I do digital transformation...I swear...
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      OP
      Thanks! Out here in the Midwest, we don't see all this. Lol.
      Oct 18, 2018
    • Facebook public
      There isn't a company large or small not hiring in the bay. Do enough interviews and you will hit one.
      Oct 18, 2018
  • With all your “lol” endings you sound like my teenage daughter LOL
    Oct 19, 2018 0
  • New / Consultant
    cby19

    New Consultant

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    Bank of America
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    I do digital transformation...I swear...
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    OP
    So Apple just hit me up today for an interview tomorrow... I'm just gonna hope I'm a unicorn and have a chance. Lol.
    Oct 18, 2018 0
  • SAP my_self
    Best wishes, they all must have seen something on you. Hope you land in one.
    Oct 17, 2018 0
  • Good stuff man. Good luck and bring home the bacon. I feel like these companies have strong pipes and you’re a 🦄 if you get an offer.
    Oct 17, 2018 0
  • Microsoft Lmnop43210
    👍🏽
    Oct 17, 2018 0
  • Juniper Pliny Jr.
    Don't get all geeked yet. Ours extremely difficult to land these jobs. You have to prepare your ass off...and in talking maybe s several months worth. Otherwise you'll embarrassingly get your pants pulled down and THEN have the penalty of not being able to interview with them for as year. Caveat emptor!
    Oct 17, 2018 1
    • New / Consultant
      cby19

      New Consultant

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      Bank of America
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      I do digital transformation...I swear...
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      OP
      Lol. I better get a belt then. Oh I know it's difficult. But baby steps. Can't get offers if they don't know you exist.
      Oct 17, 2018

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