Saaber has been offered a graduate role as an Associate Account Strategist at Google, a role he heard about after meeting representatives from Google at the Bright Network Festival. We caught up with him to ask about Google’s unique recruitment system.
Why did you apply to be an Associate Account Strategist at Google?
I interned with them last summer, but in different team. I obviously took the chance to speak to people there and looked at graduate roles available, and this role seemed the most appealing.
What was the toughest part of the application process? And your favourite part?
The toughest part of the application process was definitely the interviews. They assess the way you think, and so often present you with quite random questions. One of mine was 'How would you sell ice-cream on Pluto?' Clearly this makes it very different to other interviews. My favourite part was going to their offices, which are quite extravagant.
Were you surprised by anything in the process?
Whilst there were unexpected questions it was a fairly standard application process. It was also relatively short compared to other application processes, making it an efficient process.
What top tips would you give your fellow Bright Network members?
Look at Google’s current projects, and have specific knowledge of those projects. It’s also important to make sure you know about the wider revenue factors of the company.
What's your lucky charm or pre-interview ritual?
Create a simple visual reminder to remember the key things to communicate in an interview.