With record numbers of people filing for unemployment, competition for vacancies at the top tech giants is stiff, thanks to highly paid roles and generous benefits and leave.
Business Insider spoke to former and current employees, hiring managers, senior recruiters, and experts, on landing roles at Google, Amazon, and Microsoft during a crisis and beyond.
The three top tech players all look for curious, passionate, open-minded candidates, who are able to pitch their original story beyond school diplomas, qualifications, and work experience.
However, each tech giant has different structures and strategies for the hiring process and looks for different behavioral traits and skill sets in applicants.
Here is what top recruiters, managers, and successful job seekers themselves revealed about how to nail the application process and get hired at Google, Amazon, and Microsoft.
How to get hired at Google:
Google’s former European recruitment chief breaks down how to get a job at the tech giant
How to get hired at Microsoft:
How to get hired at Microsoft, according to current and former engineers and recruiters
How to get hired at Amazon
How to get a job at Amazon: Amazon’s former senior recruiter breaks down how to get a job at the e-commerce giant
4 things to avoid: Suits and generalities: 4 mistakes to avoid if you want to succeed in Amazon’s rigorous application process
The ‘CAR’ technique: How to use the ‘CAR’ method to nail Amazon’s behavioral interview questions, according to a former senior recruiter
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Source:: Business Insider