Insider Secrets to Get a Job at Google Dubai

Most of you will know that Google is thought to be one of the most desirable places in the world to work. Its not surprising. It has legendary benefits which include:

  • free gourmet food at top class in house restaurant,
  • on-site medical care,
  • fun things in the office such as climbing walls, bowling alleys,
  • travel insurance which also covers personal vacations,
  • paid maternity leave for mums and dads,
  • reimbursement for classes and degrees completed whilst a google employee,
  • free legal advice and subsidized legal representation
  • video games room
  • free transport to work
  • on site salons etc…

Just to be clear, many of these benefits are offered at the google HQ in Silicon Valley and we can’t guarantee that any or all of these benefits are offered in Google Dubai, so you might want to ring them and check what their exact regional offering is, but you can be sure that they will good.

It obviously comes as no surprise to you then that Google is currently holding the number 1 position in Fortune Magazine’s league table of 100 best companies to work for; beating off challenges from Facebook, Apple and Microsoft.

But, unfortunately, for jobseekers, Google’s popularity as an employer means that there is huge demand for jobs at Google with a recent report suggesting that Google receives around 3,000 applications a day, which is a lot considering it only has 30,000 employees.

This means that a job at Google is just a faraway dream for most of you, but a few of the daring and brave will still be prepared to make a job application at google, despite the huge challenge that it presents. But, what is required to get a job at google? Well, a recent Infographic by Jobvine which has compiled data from a variety of sources outlines exactly what you need to do to get a job at Google and you can see this below.

The Key Points of the infographic were:

1.Try something out of the ordinary.

For example, Brian Booth applied to google with an unusual Rubiks Cube resume to set himself apart from the competition and guess what, it landed him an interview. Yes, Google Canada confirmed that it was his unusual resume that got him the job.

2.Be ready for odd-ball questions

Google wants creative thinking, creative problem solving, innovative thinking and ingenuity and one way it screens for this is by asking unusual questions like these below.

  • How many golf balls can you fit in a school bus?
  • How much should you charge to wash all the windows in Seattle
  • How many piano tuners are their in the whole world?
  • Why are manhole covers round?
  • A man pushed his car to a hotel and lost his fortune. What happened?
  • Design an evacuation plan for San Francisco

 What Does it Take To Get a Job in Google Dubai (Infographic)?

About the author

Kazim Ladimeji is the Director of—a resource for start-ups, small business and job seekers. It includes a blog with career and small business advice articles. Kazim is a Chartered Member of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development, and has been a practising HR professional for 14 years.

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