Google has a secret hiring process that targets potential employees before they’ve even thought to apply for a job with the tech giant.
In a blog over at The Hustle Max Rosett, a mathematics grad from Yale University, explains that when you’re searching for specific programming terms, Google will challenge you to test your programming skills.
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When Rosett searched “python lambda function list comprehension” the regular search results page popped up, but then something strange happened. A portion of the screen folded back to show the text “You’re speaking our language. Up for a challenge?”
Over the next two weeks Rosett undertook a set of coding challenges. After the sixth had been solved, he was given the option to share his contact details.
Not long later he was contacted by a recruiter from Google. And after a more traditional interview process, was hired.
This article was originally published on StartupSmart.