the google resume, about how to land a job at the companies and what makes candidates stand out.
some of the rumored tricks, like having a perfect gpa, are mostly hot air, says mcdowell. others, like attending an elite university, do determine how attractive candidates are to google and apple.
here are some common missteps people make when applying to the tech giants, particularly when they're young and just starting out.
these could be the difference between an interview and a non response.you didn't go to an elite college.
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yes, where you went to school does matter to the tech giants. of course there are exceptions, but mcdowell says an ivy league or other top university will get you noticed.
if you went to a lesser-known college, she suggests searching the alumni database, networking, or asking professors for help finding another way in.you were a waitress instead of an intern when you were 19.
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most students who want to graduate with jobs know they need to get a relevant internship while they're in school.
but freshman year? mcdowell says that's the time to start.