It’s been almost nine years since the word ‘Google’ was added to the Oxford English Dictionary as a verb, yet this company is still growing and goes from strength to strength. It’s still a highly desirable place to work. And who wouldn’t want to work somewhere where you get free freshly prepared meals and snacks everyday, somewhere which offers you and your family complimentary travel insurance even on personal vacations, and somewhere that gives you extra time off and some extra cash when you welcome a new bundle of joy into your life. These are just a few examples of how great Google can be, and that’s in addition to the fact that their offices are really, really cool places to work.
So how do you get in there?
Well here at Research Talent Hub HQ we stumbled across an article explaining in detail about why it’s so hard to become employed by Google. Have a read!
If you read the whole article you will realise that this is actually an extract from a book published a couple of weeks ago entitled ‘Work Rules! Insights From Inside Google that Will Transform How You Live And Lead’ by Laszlo Bock. Bock summarized how to get ahead at work with his ‘10 Tips For Success’ and we are in agreement! Main points in the book cover: Giving Your Work Meaning; Trusting People; Hiring People Who Are Better Than You (easier said than done folks!). Bock urges employers to Stop Confusing Development With Managing Performance and asks them to Be Frugal And Generous. If you want success you shall Focus On The Two Tails –Your Absolute Worst And Best Employees; Pay Unfairly; Nudge; and Manage Rising Expectations.
We love these tips! Some of them are handy tips for seeking out that perfect job, some apply to those working in recruitment or HR departments, and others are for the real decision makers within an organisation. Read them, imbibe them and see how many you can take on board and put into practise, so you can make yourself and your office a better and more work-friendly place. Oh, and if you are putting in job applications at the moment – please don’t send one of your shoes in – it doesn’t seem to impress! (you’ll have to read the article).