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How I got a job at Google

Posted in Front End Engineering, Google, Open Source, Quora, YouTube on by Rick Viscomi.

This was originally posted to Quora as an answer to the question What are the ways to utilize 6 months to build a skill-set to get into Facebook or Google?.

I graduated about three years ago with a BS in Computer Science and the only thing I wanted to do was work for Google. Before I graduated, I did well on a phone interview and was invited to interview on-site at YouTube for a Software Engineer position. I did the interview, walked out feeling great about my performance, and not too long after I got the dreaded rejection message. It took a long time and a lot of reflection to realize what went wrong. Continue reading