More than a number: How much does Google care about GPA?

Posted on Saturday, January 22nd, 2011

I’m currently a junior at Cal Poly, and my GPA isn’t great. I estimate when I graduate it’ll be between a 2.7 and 3.1. Will that put me out of the running for Google and […]

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What’s the “Right” Programming Language for an Interview?

Posted on Wednesday, January 19th, 2011

Hi Gayle,
Does it matter what language you use in an interview with Google/Facebook/Amazon? Most of my recent experience has been with C# and thats the language I’m most comfortable with. I do have prior experience […]

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Ask Gayle: I left my job because I didn’t like my coworkers. What do I tell future employers?

Posted on Thursday, July 15th, 2010

Hi Gayle,
I have a question. Basically I was moved to a group that was really bad in terms of people, nature of work and my career began to stagnate. I had a vacation planned and […]

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Ask Gayle: I am a low-level programmer. Can I get a job at Google?

Posted on Sunday, June 13th, 2010

Hi Gayle,
I am desperate about getting a software engineer job in only Google. My dilemma is that I have worked only in RTOS (e.g. WinCE) System Software Domain in all of my 6+ yrs of […]

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Ask Gayle: What can a student now do to prep for a programming position?

Posted on Saturday, May 29th, 2010

Hi Gayle,
I am an international student from India and I just finished my BS in EE with minor in computer science and will be moving to CMU for my MS in computer science this coming […]

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Ask Gayle: My interviewer misled me. Can I argue?

Posted on Saturday, May 22nd, 2010

Dear Gayle,
I interviewed with a major tech company and I was asked a tough question. I started to think of a brute force solution and the interviewer said that brute force is fine.  I […]

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Ask Gayle: What do delays mean?

Posted on Friday, May 14th, 2010

I interviewed with a company two weeks ago, and they haven’t notified me of a decision.  I even tried emailing the recruiter – no response.  Does this mean I’m rejected?
~ Sanjiv, New York
In one word: […]

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