How to Handle a Google Screening Interview


Want to know how to approach a screening interview with a top tech company? It can definitely be tricky to know how to approach the process, how to maintain confidence throughout, and how to answer hard questions.

Rajesh Sankaran and I talked through his upcoming interview with Google (which has passed with flying colors).

Here are the questions we addressed:

  1. Resume Walkthrough and Job Description walkthrough
  2. How do you properly introduce yourself? What should you highlight? How should you close?
  3. How can I bring a confident voice to the interview?
  4. How to answer direct questions like:
    1. What Google Product do you like to use?
    2. Which Google Product do you not like to use?
    3. Which Google Product could be improved and how?
    4. Why do you want to work at Google?
    5. Where do you see yourself in 5 years?
    6. Tell me about a time when you had to disagree with your boss.
    7. How do you approach prioritization + estimation?
    8. How to approach core business questions (for Google asking about advertising).

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