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Interview at Google tomorrow - Journal of Omnifarious

Sep. 25th, 2007

08:23 pm - Interview at Google tomorrow

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Should I wear my 'Google' shirt to the interview at Google tomorrow morning, or should I wear my IETF shirt? Or should I try for something nicer than a geeky t-shirt and black jeans? Keep in mind, this is Google we're talking about it. It might well be to my detriment to wear a suit. :-)

Update: I think it went really well.

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From:mabelmundane
Date:September 26th, 2007 03:38 am (UTC)
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I have no idea what you should wear...but good luck at the interview!
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From:omnifarious
Date:September 26th, 2007 04:21 am (UTC)
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Thanks! :-)

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From:lumiere
Date:September 26th, 2007 03:43 am (UTC)
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An engineering position, I presume? I'd suggest you wear slacks and a button-down shirt, which is about the nice end of what the engineers there seem to wear.

And good luck!
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From:omnifarious
Date:September 26th, 2007 04:23 am (UTC)
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Thanks for the advice. And thanks for the well wishes. :-)

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From:eqe
Date:September 26th, 2007 03:48 am (UTC)
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Wear the IETF shirt if it's not faded and has no holes. Be prepared to give a good reason for owning it. Wearing a G shirt feels too much like fanboying to me.

Are you interviewing in SRE or engineering or some other group?

Good luck!
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From:omnifarious
Date:September 26th, 2007 04:21 am (UTC)
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I was kinda thinking the same thing.

I believe I will be being interviewed for a position as a software engineer. I think that might correspond to being an SRE, but I'm not sure.

Thanks!

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From:catenoid
Date:September 26th, 2007 04:58 am (UTC)
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This is correct.
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From:kresentia
Date:September 26th, 2007 07:05 am (UTC)
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Best of luck regardless of what you wear!
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From:omnifarious
Date:September 26th, 2007 02:32 pm (UTC)
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Thank you. :-)

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From:rosencrantz319
Date:September 26th, 2007 12:41 pm (UTC)
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From:omnifarious
Date:September 26th, 2007 02:32 pm (UTC)
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Noted. :-) The IETF shirt it is. :-)

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From:nikith
Date:September 26th, 2007 04:59 pm (UTC)
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I always believe in dressing nicer for an interview than the employees wear on a daily basis. What do they say, dress 2 pay levels higher than you're interviewing for? So I would advise the suit, maybe no tie. At least slacks and a button up shirt, jacket optional.

But I've never interviewed for a job at Google.
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From:eqe
Date:September 28th, 2007 05:48 pm (UTC)
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2 pay levels higher

Have you seen the Google founders? Sergey Brin got married in swimtrunks according to valleywag. This is not a company that stands on formality.
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From:wolfieboy
Date:September 26th, 2007 05:03 pm (UTC)

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Looking forward to hearing how much you rocked their world.
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From:akashayi
Date:September 26th, 2007 07:06 pm (UTC)
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I'd wish you luck, but I think you should just reach out and grab what you want. I think you'll do fine.

Would this mean a move to California? ;P
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From:omnifarious
Date:September 26th, 2007 08:00 pm (UTC)
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No, they have an office in Kirkland, a suburb of Seattle, and soon they will have an office in a really nice Seattle neighborhood that's a very Googly place, Freemont.

I will likely be down to CA for the next Codecon, though I expect sflaw will be too. ;-)

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From:omnifarious
Date:September 26th, 2007 08:02 pm (UTC)
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Err, sfllaw. :-)

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From:akashayi
Date:September 26th, 2007 08:11 pm (UTC)
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Googly, that's an awesome adjective. First they verb'd themselves, now they're an adjective. They're slowly taking over the world, one part of speech at a time.

I was sad when they didn't hold codecon this year. I've found it to generally be a bad year for events, but maybe it was just me-
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From:omnifarious
Date:September 26th, 2007 08:24 pm (UTC)
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Googly is a good adjective, though it seemed to me like it's one used semi-self-consciously inside the company. :-) I think it might double as an adverb even. :-)

I was sad too, but I couldn't have afforded to go anyway. :-(

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From:omnifarious
Date:September 26th, 2007 08:25 pm (UTC)

BTW, spare futon here

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I have a spare futon here should you ever desire to visit Seattle. :-) It's in my machine room though, so there'd be a lot of fans.

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From:akashayi
Date:September 26th, 2007 08:40 pm (UTC)

Re: BTW, spare futon here

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I usually sleep with several computers on around me, it's usually kind of a comforting white noise for me.

Haven't been able to travel all that much this year, between how busy I've been and how little money I've had. Still, I'll keep that in mind :D
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