Google Job! Can the normal people get Google Job?

Can the normal people get Google jobs?

Jeff Carollo, Staff Software Engineer at Google (2017-present)

I’ve applied for jobs at Google twice. Both times, I had to go through the entire Software Engineering interview process for the Google job. From 2006 till 2012, I worked there. In February of this year, I returned.

You could consider me “normal” if you understood my upbringing:

I grew up in a modest house in the woods towards the end of a back road in a semi-rural town. That house is still home to my parents and one sibling. There was even a trailer home on the land facing the street until I was a teenager. For fun, I used to run around the woods barefoot, catching snakes and frogs.

To illustrate, from elementary school until college, I received an entirely public education. K-12 was all in Louisiana, which has been placed in the bottom five states in the country for public school quality, literacy, obesity, teen pregnancy, incarceration rate, and other factors.

Can you think Google Job is for this boy?

However, neither of my parents worked in a high-ranking position. My father is self-employed and has completed one semester of college. My mother is a retired public school teacher who graduated from the University of New Orleans with a degree in teaching. They all placed a high priority on education and instilled in me the importance of hard work.

During that, In my family line, there is no wealth at all. They’re just ordinary middle-class workers. I am the first person in my family to leave the state for school or work. In fact, I am the first male in my mother’s family to never serve time in prison. (But, hey, there’s always tomorrow.)

My friend’s father, who worked as a manager for a Fortune 500 business, used to take me and his son to a monster truck rally where he had free tickets as a kid. Because of my upbringing, I believe professional individuals in my neighborhood labeled me as a redneck. The trucks were massive and loud, but they were not what prompted me to pursue a career in engineering. But were it to compare to dreaming Google Job?

Later, I worked with my father cleaning carpets during my teenage summers to raise money for my first car. In the mid-90s, I used some of that money to build a computer and get a broadband Internet connection for our family.




I graduated from Texas A&M University with a bachelor’s degree in computer science, which is ranked among the top 50 computer science programs in the US. Certainly not a member of the Ivy League. It was the most expensive school I could find.

With the support of a small scholarship, I was able to pay my way through college. I did not participate in student government or other social activities, nor did I join a fraternity or study abroad. Internships with Hewlett-Packard and IBM were part of my resume.

My entire GPA at university was 3.4. It’s not bad, but it’s not great. I believe my Computer Science curriculum had a 3.6 GPA, with a C in Algorithms and a C in Operating Systems.

Despite working at some of the world’s most prestigious software firms for more than a decade, I still struggle to “blend in” socially. I adore fishing, hunting, and professional football, which I don’t talk about at work. Every Sunday, I go to church. I’m not up on the latest male fashion trends. I’ve never done so.

Apart from graduating from college, I believe I have more in common with the typical American than the average Silicon Valley resident.


To answer your query about the Google job, 

The answer is yes. A regular individual can work at Google. (Sometimes twice, which demonstrates it isn’t a fluke or a random occurrence get Google Job, right?) Jobs at Facebook, Amazon, and Microsoft are also open to the general public (I’ve had offers from all three). A regular individual can work at top start-ups (I’ve worked at early-stage elite-VC-backed companies, including Pinterest most recently.) 

Yes, these companies are filled with alumni from elite engineering schools and Ivy League universities. They aren’t sure what to think of me, but they do admire my work.


A regular individual can attain these occupations as Google Job, but he or she will have to put in more effort to do so. A typical person will not be pushed to achieve in school by a wealthy and well-educated family. SAT tutoring and college application advice will not be paid for. If you don’t have any alumni ties, you’ll have a difficult time getting into elite colleges. When a family does not have enough money to send their children to private school, they must pick between public and private schools. 


So, As a general how yo get a job at Google? 

However, A typical state school suggests that prominent corporations are unlikely to recruit from that location. A regular person will not have the family connections necessary to secure internships and assured interview spots at top businesses.

The opportunities are still there for you as a regular person. It’s just that no one ever brings them up to you. Or, if they do, they indicate that you won’t be able to take advantage of those opportunities. The possibilities are still available. It’s up to you to track them down. It’s up to YOU to seize them. You’ll need to put forth the effort to do this.


To people in different income categories, “hard labor” denotes different things. It meant something along the lines of turning up on time every day, no matter what, and performing the grunt work without complaining where I grew up. To a few doctors’ children, “hard work” could entail receiving a doctoral degree in your chosen profession, becoming a fair but stern boss, negotiating the important issues, and always looking attractive and carrying yourself in a respectable manner.

Ironically, it was my failure to complain about the grimy work that led to my fast advancement within Google the first time around. Let’s see where it takes me this time. Google’s interview and promotion processes are unconcerned about how you look, who your parents are, or which Greek organization you belong to. They’re a brutally honest judgment of your mastery of and application of your craft that will present you with the Google Job.


Now, is normal people really can get a software engineer job at Google?

Finally, It is possible to cultivate success. Even in the absence of nurture, a typical individual can achieve success through hard work. That is the American Dream in its purest form: work hard and opportunities will come. In this country, no matter what your beginning circumstances are, you can succeed. Anyone who tries to convince you otherwise is attempting to rob you. 


Best wishes for your dream Google Job and awesome future.

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