Is there any truth to that? .... because .... totally not opposed to sucking some dick...
Nah I'm actually gay tho so ... actually, is there a gay mafia in tech? There is in quite a few industries.
The recruiters are idiots so ignore anything they say that doesn't have to do with time and date. The phone screens are generally arbitrary nonsense and impossible to prepare for.
After he contacted me on linked in, we talked on the phone. You need to select an office location you'd like to work at, he put in the application for me. There's some google forms you fill out before that to say what you'd prefer to do. On thursday I've got the first interview on the phone where I'll be talking to a software engineer and code in a google doc. If that goes well, you go to the office you applied to and do the same thing in person 4 times throughout the day on a whiteboard instead of a doc. And if that goes well enough then you get hired.
I got recommended by a buddy. One phone screen (basic questions asked by recruiter), one phone interview with an engineer, then a day of on-site engineers.
Once you actually get a foothold in the process (recommendation, attractive CV or contact by recruiter), the technical part is pretty easy. The recruiters are annoying, though.
>wanting to join the botnet
The better question is "How can we stop Google?"
But to answer your question, be lucky, get an Ivy League degree, and be extremely good at puzzle solving.
>implying i wanted to work for google anyway
Does being gay really help? This sounds like a /pol/ meme, but if it really helps I would be willing to pretend to be gay. If I'm not getting any sex anyway, I may as well not be getting any gay sex.
> you get paid like 5k a month at Google.
Which isn't that much if you are good programmer. Life pro tip, become competent at functional programming (Haskell, OCaml) search for jobs in the fintech industry.
How much do they care about degrees (my impression is that finance doesn't have the laxness over formal qualifications versus things like portfolios that SV has)?
> ...wait, really?
Very popular in the industry because of the type safety most functional programming languages provide, I have seen people go so far as writing their code in Idris.
> How much do they care about degrees (my impression is that finance doesn't have the laxness over formal qualifications versus things like portfolios that SV has)?
It's becoming more like SV for sure, but they usually give higher salaries to people with degrees.
I have a couple of contracts with them for some technology and I visited their Sydney HQ.
My understand from that experience is that you just have to be a lazy-ass fuck that sits around playing Lego or pool (legit all the staff were doing) in order to get a job there.
Do not fall for the meme.
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