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How to get through Microsoft or Google | Reply
I have been trying to apply in Microsoft and Google for last 1.5 years but got no interview call from them.

Any tips for that?
Re: How to get through Microsoft or Google (response to post by QASH) | Reply
Form a successful web startup that goes from zero to millions of dollars of revenue in the first year and they will probably get in touch with you!
Re: How to get through Microsoft or Google (response to post by QASH) | Reply
If you know someone working in either who thinks that you are smart and qualified for the job ask him for a referral. This should get you an interview.
Re: How to get through Microsoft or Google (response to post by Stroker_Ace) | Reply
But in that case he will probably no longer want to work for them ;)
Re: How to get through Microsoft or Google (response to post by dimkadimon) | Reply
:) yeah bcz I am working for Software Industry for almost two years. Tried in google once and in Microsoft twice. But I don't think they are interested :( Is there some topcoder who is working in any of these companies and can refer me ?
Re: How to get through Microsoft or Google (response to post by QASH) | Reply
Is there a reason you specifically want to work in google or Microsoft?
Re: How to get through Microsoft or Google (response to post by vexorian) | Reply
Yes :)
Re: How to get through Microsoft or Google (response to post by QASH) | Reply
Although the question seems to be looking for a binary answer, there is a an implicit "what" hidden in there :-) (i.e. "What is the reason?", he meant to ask...)
Re: How to get through Microsoft or Google (response to post by Khaled_912) | Reply
Yeah thats right :) I was probably in a hurry.

I think that I have the potential to work in these companies and I also want to work with the best brains of the world. I am sure, I can utilize my knowledge and skills in these companies.
Re: How to get through Microsoft or Google (response to post by Stroker_Ace) | Reply
Form a successful web startup that goes from zero to millions of dollars of revenue in the first year and they will probably get in touch with you!

Alternatively, and much more in keeping with recent history, get some seed capital and form a startup that is successful at generating a lot of attention by giving stuff away and hemorrhaging money (at least millions per month, but if you can reach "lose a million a day" that would be ideal). Get purchased on the wild speculation that somehow all the attention and traffic will somehow be monetized someday (with someday being long after you've cashed the cheque, or never at all).
Re: How to get through Microsoft or Google (response to post by QASH) | Reply
I think that I have the potential to work in these companies and I also want to work with the best brains of the world.

Are these really the only two companies that meet such criteria? :)
Re: How to get through Microsoft or Google (response to post by eleusive) | Reply
Indeed.

Some of the investment banks and hedge funds employ top, top people.
Re: How to get through Microsoft or Google (response to post by QASH) | Reply
What you are working on is more important than where you are working.
Re: How to get through Microsoft or Google (response to post by Stroker_Ace) | Reply
But it's not common that those kinds of companies will assign you jobs that pleases you. But they pay high wages, though.

I'm working for a company that pays a very good wage, but now I decided to move to another one that will pay me less (not a lot less), but doing something that pleasures me a lot more, and I'm happy for that.
Re: How to get through Microsoft or Google (response to post by AjJi) | Reply
This is irrelevant in this case. Once you join Google or Microsoft, you won't know exactly what you'll work in until your first day of work. Of course, there are exceptions for this rule.
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