[ILUG] OT: A university degree is required. Why?
rory.browne at gmail.com
Tue May 2 00:50:41 IST 2006
> This is emphatically not the case. Candidates for hire are evaluated
> first by the recruiter, then by the hiring manager, then the
> then the hiring committee of the department in question, and finally by
> the executive management group. Each of these will be seeking to
> maintain our standards. A recruiter who sees qualities in a candidate
> which indicate that she or he would be a successful hire may ask the
> hiring manager to ensure that an interview is given. But it's certainly
> not the case that a recruiter could get a candidate hired if she or he
> didn't meet our criteria.
Thanks for the insight into the recruitment process at Google - I probably
won't be applying to Google in the near future(I'm probably about 1000 miles
from the nearest Google office), but it's nice to see a case example of how
a company the size of Google recruits.
> > First off, why are they called requirements if they are not required.
> I understand this to be common practice; desirable qualities are listed
> as "requirements" to ensure a reasonable quality of candidates. A
> confident candidate who believes that they have what it takes will put
> themselves forward in any case, and our hiring processes are structured
> to try to find them.
One mans confidence is another mans arrogance. Arrogance is the last
impression I want to give an potential employer. This may suggest lack of
confidence, but which is more important - confidence or competance? When I
was younger I would have considered it a waste of a Recruiters time to apply
for a job if there was a requirement there that I didn't have. Now I
consider the worst possible outcome would be to not get the job - which I
wouldn't get anyway if I didn't apply - I'm not sure however if I'm now more
confident or more arrogant, but at least if I want the job, I'll send in my
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