Multiple referrals at Google - multiple rejected applications. What next?

New / Consultant bubbagump
Oct 10, 2018 25 Comments

I have multiple referrals from Google employees. I can probably get 1-2 more referrals. In the meantime I got rejected for multiple ML and data science related roles! What do you suggest next? Improve my CV, CL, start a blog, include my ML videos and presentations, get course certificates, or join Kaggle/HackerRank ranks?! I have about 3 weeks left before my current referrals expire.

Google accepts maximum of 3 concurrent applications.

I'm very strong in Python, data science, ML algorithms, open-source development, speaking at events and conferences, tweeting on Twitter :)

I don't have PhD, but I have 2 Masters and my publications are specific to my current modeling experience. I'm not applying for research positions.

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  • BuzzFeed / Eng
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    BuzzFeed Eng

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    leet hax u fr00bs
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    Start a company. Get acquired by Google.
    Oct 10, 2018 3
    • BuzzFeed / Eng
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      BuzzFeed Eng

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      leet hax u fr00bs
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      Like I said...
      Oct 10, 2018
    • New / Consultant bubbagump
      OP
      Then why do we even need Blind? Just let everyone build their startups instead of focusing on career!
      Oct 10, 2018
  • Microsoft Grabbb
    Oh so sad , if you are planning suicide call me , I know this is devastating and your world is coming down shattering . I pray god will give you the power to get through such a hard time .
    Oct 10, 2018 3
    • New / Consultant bubbagump
      OP
      Please leave your number
      Oct 10, 2018
    • Microsoft Grabbb
      650-SUI-CIDE
      Oct 10, 2018
  • New / Eng
    NBFc13

    New Eng

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    What position is this for?
    Oct 10, 2018 3
    • New / Eng
      NBFc13

      New Eng

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      Are publications required?
      Oct 10, 2018
    • New / Consultant bubbagump
      OP
      I don't have PhD and my publications are specific to my current consulting experience. I'm not applying for research positions.
      Oct 10, 2018
  • Microsoft radi
    I tweet on Twitter too. Google never invited me to interview. What am I doing wrong?
    Oct 10, 2018 3
    • Microsoft Grabbb
      You didn’t plus on google plus
      Oct 10, 2018
    • New / Consultant bubbagump
      OP
      Google+ really worked for you?
      Oct 11, 2018
  • LinkedIn djg92h
    Blogging for just 3 weeks, the HC ought to be smarter than that!
    Just study hard and give your best. Interviewers are always 50% luck. You can only control the remaining 50%.
    Oct 10, 2018 5
    • Google / Other snidely
      Obviously you could back-date your blog posts so it looks like you've been at it for ages.
      Oct 12, 2018
    • New / Consultant bubbagump
      OP
      Are you serious about this? My reputation is more important than having such a misleading blog.
      Oct 12, 2018
  • Amazon !rocksta
    ML jobs are in a spectrum and I have found recruiters often don’t even know what they are looking. Are these rejections form other FANG? Every one has their own requirements. I would say don’t loose hope and make sure to highlight your relevant experience/ project to match job description for better chance of getting interview. If you are new grad, good rank and article in kaggle, open source project will get you noticed. But this is long term game , nothing you could do in 3weeks. Prepare cv and hope for best. Whatever happens keep trying though.
    Oct 10, 2018 2
    • New / Consultant bubbagump
      OP
      I'm not a new hire, very experienced. Also have teaching experience.
      Oct 10, 2018
    • Amazon !rocksta
      Then kaggle etc is not much of value add. ML job requirements and questions are all over the spectrum, there is not even clear guideline on what to look for. keep trying you will get a bite sooner or later
      Oct 10, 2018

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