Google’s Perfect Employee

New research conducted by RS Components reveals interesting insights into the perfect Google employee, which they uncovered by analysing over 2,500 currently open job roles. 

With famous perks ranging from complimentary gourmet lunches to office slides, Google has continuously claimed the top spot on annual lists of the 100 best companies to work for. It also seems they are always on the lookout for new talent, so what would help increase your chances of landing a role at one of the largest tech companies in the world?

The United States is home to the most advertised job roles at Google, making up almost half (48%) of the roles available across the whole world. The US also accounts for 40% of the cities you’re most likely to find a job at Google in – with Mountain View, California, taking the lead with almost 300 jobs available. 

Although this tech company may be synonymous with Silicon Valley, some of the other top cities to find Google jobs are much further away from San Francisco than ever imagined. Dublin, Ireland, has 109 jobs up on offer, which makes them the base of nearly a quarter (23%) of all Google jobs in Europe.

When it comes to what Google is looking for in their perfect employee it will come as no surprise that they’re looking for the best. 10% of jobs at Google require it’s candidates to have at least five years of work experience, with a further 10% of roles doubling this to 10 years of experience.

On top of that, nearly three quarters (84%) of job listings require a degree. Working at Google straight out of university or college sounds like the dream opportunity, but if you’re looking to fill the famous role of being an intern at Google, then chances could be slim with only 3% of the job roles being advertised as an Internship. If you’re a Software Engineer, you’ve got the best chance of working for Google though as this is the top job title that Google has the highest number of openings for.

When it comes to getting a job at the tech giant, a top tip from Google’s website is to focus on your CV/resume:

  • Align your skills and experience with the job description.
  • Be specific about projects you’ve worked on or managed. What was the outcome? How did you measure success?
  • If you’ve had a leadership role, tell them about it. How big was the team? What was the scope of your work?
  • If you’re a recent university graduate or have limited work experience, include any school-related projects or coursework that demonstrates relevant skills and knowledge.
  • Keep it short: If there’s additional information (like a portfolio) they need during the hiring process, you will be asked to provide it.

If you want to find out more about where Google is hiring most and what it takes to be Google’s perfect employee, take a look at the findings here.