Will I get an interview at FAANG?

AT&T xBuw62
Feb 19 18 Comments

I don’t have a college degree.

2 years as a SWE at AT&T (fortune 10 company) where I worked on an awesome project.

If I get referred, will I be able to get an interview at Google or Amazon? My dream is Google.

Thanks all.

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  • New
    fwbm

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    Google
    fwbmmore
    Well your odds are still better than a SWE from AT&T with 15+ yoe.
    Feb 200
  • Microsoft desidude
    Open source projects and Google code jam are 10 times more worthy than a referral, and for a good reason.
    Feb 200
  • New / Engsparked
    Anything is possible but 2 YOE is not nearly enough to outweigh no degree imo
    Feb 191
    • AT&T xBuw62
      OP
      Even with a referral?
      Feb 19
  • eBay eHay
    If you are a badass with publicly viewable skills you could do it.
    Feb 202
    • AT&T xBuw62
      OP
      Publicly viewable?
      Feb 20
    • eBay eHay
      Significant Github projects that show your skills, working on open source, presentations at conferences, etc.
      Feb 20
  • Facebook xrZ8Uq
    Lol what N of the fortune N your company is in doesn't matter at all
    Feb 201
    • AT&T xBuw62
      OP
      Yes I know. What do you feel my odds are?
      Feb 20
  • Morgan Stanley ninja007
    Only thing that’ll get you a significant chance is a solid github profile - and some visible projects.
    Feb 203
    • AT&T xBuw62
      OP
      Recruiters actually look at that?
      Feb 20
    • eBay eHay
      What is a solid GitHub profile? Lots of stars?
      Feb 20
    • Morgan Stanley ninja007
      So - if your CV isn’t that solid (degree and experience wise) AND if you’re getting referred a good github profile (lots of good original repos, PRs for something others want if you’re actively maintaining it ) would get you a chance to interview.

      If you’ve got a good resume or relevant experience at big tech - you don’t need this.
      Feb 20
  • Snapchat QLke22
    Getting an interview is what you put on your resume.
    Feb 201
    • AT&T xBuw62
      OP
      Haha yeah I know. But it’s just I don’t want to work through all this leetcode and not be able to get an interview
      Feb 20
  • GE SpEd6
    No
    Mar 80
  • New GtLJ67
    Probably only with a referral
    Feb 200
  • Apple / EngBangOver
    Yes, but not really
    Feb 190

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