|Vinay Patel |||Sep 01, 2015 04:33 AM EDT|
(Photo : Reuters) Google is using the data that people search in order to understand the programmers that best fit the requirements of the position in its organization
Google is using the data that people search in order to understand the programmers that best fit the requirements of the position in its organization.
According to a report on Tech Times, it is learnt that Google is using its search engine to look for programmers that can join its organization. Depending on what people are searching Google seems to be shortlisting them for interview as well. The report also goes on to quote Max Rosett, a new Google employee's blog post where he explains that the company shortlisted him based on his search for python lambda function list comprehension. The report goes on to explain Max's post saying that one of the search results that he saw was from Google prompting him to take up the challenge and apply for a position at the company.
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Max said that when he clicked on the particular result, Google redirected him to a page where he was given a programing test to solve. Three months after passing the test and going through the detailed recruitment process, Google offered the job to him. As for the test, max said they were equally challenging and required him to locate a file in a special interface. Max is said to have given the test on google.com/foobar.
The report also states that Google has used this recruiting test in the past as well. Commenting on the process that Google used, Rosett said that he felt important and needed because Google identified him before he could even apply anywhere else.
The report confirms that though users can visit the programing test link, only those who get the invitation are able to appear for it. This is because Google issues a specific username and password for everyone that it selects in the program. Meanwhile, another report on Developer Tech goes on to compare Google's recruitment process to that of a high profile sci-fi movie called "Ex-Machina". Even in the movie, the protagonist is picked for a programmer's job through an online competition where he wins the prize.
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