The Google Resume is the only book available on how to win a coveted spot at Google, Microsoft, Apple, or other top tech firms. Gayle Laakmann McDowell worked in Google Engineering for three years, where she served on the hiring committee and interviewed over 120 candidates. She interned for Microsoft and Apple, and interviewed with and received offers from 10 tech firms. If you’re a student, you’ll learn what to study and how to prepare while in school, as well as what career paths to consider. If you’re a job seeker, you’ll get an edge on your competition by learning about hiring procedures and making yourself stand out from other candidates. Covers key concerns like what to major in, which extra-curriculars and other experiences look good, how to apply, how to design and tailor your resume, how to prepare for and excel in the interview, and much more Author was on Google’s hiring committee; interned at Microsoft and Apple; has received job offers from more than 10 tech firms; and runs CareerCup.com, a site devoted to tech jobs Get the only comprehensive guide to working at some of America’s most dynamic, innovative, and well-paying tech companies with The Google Resume. PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your My Library section along with the audio. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Vanessa Hart. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/004866/bk_adbl_004866_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
According to millennials, advice is abusive. After all, if you didn´t go looking for the answer, then you probably didn´t ask the question! So with much respect, this brave gen-Xer - with incredible ideas and answers - would like to ask you a question: Would you like some timeless career tips? What if people skills and communication are not traits that you can put into your search bar? As millennials, you are the first generation to have access to the sum of the world´s knowledge at your fingertips, but is anyone inciting you to want more than just knowledge? This program will help you sift through the most important life skills needed to advance your career, including communications skills, people skills, workplace behavior, conflict resolution, and how to work with older coworkers to achieve your career goals. Contents include: Get a grip on why older generations treat you differently (stop the stereotype) Find a resolve with difficult humans (disagree correctly) Enhance your self-worth (dust off your trophies) Communication works if you work it (customization is the optimal style) Improve your emotional well-being (successful stress strategies) Show off your people skills (networking at its best) Take credit when credit is due (shameless recognition as an art form) Show the world you work smarter (gain motivational voodoo) 1. Language: English. Narrator: Cara Lane. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/blak/009644/bk_blak_009644_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Become the applicant Google can´t turn down. Cracking the Tech Career is the job seeker´s guide to landing a coveted position at one of the top tech firms. A follow-up to The Google Resume, this audiobook provides new information on what these companies want and how to show them you have what it takes to succeed in the role. Early planners will learn what to study, and established professionals will discover how to make their skillsets and experiences set them apart from the crowd. Author Gayle Laakmann McDowell worked in engineering at Google and interviewed more than 120 candidates as a member of the hiring committee - in this book, she shares her perspectives on what works and what doesn´t, what makes you desirable, and what gets your resume saved or deleted. Apple, Microsoft, and Google are the coveted companies in the current job market. They field hundreds of resumes every day and have their pick of the cream of the crop when it comes to selecting new hires. If you think the right alma mater is all it takes, you need to update your thinking. Top companies, especially in the tech sector, are looking for more. This book is the complete guide to becoming the candidate they just cannot turn away. Discover the career paths that run through the top tech firms. Learn how to craft the prefect resume and prepare for the interview. Find ways to make yourself stand out from the hordes of other applicants. Understand what the top companies are looking for and how to demonstrate that you´re it. These companies need certain skillsets, but they also want a great culture fit. Grades aren´t everything, experience matters, and a certain type of applicant tends to succeed. Cracking the Tech Career reveals what the hiring committee wants and shows you how to get it. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Carly Robins. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/021421/bk_adbl_021421_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Cracking the Tech Career:Insider Advice on Landing a Job at Google, Microsoft, Apple, or any Top Tech Company Gayle Laakmann McDowell
Gain the confidence you need to land an interview and perform well in the job you want. Whether you are a college senior stressed about finding your first job, or a young professional tired of the unfulfilling work you are doing daily, this book will show you it is not that hard to get the job you want. Using personal branding tactics to improve the image your name conveys, hiring managers will see you as an obvious choice. This book will help you discover the work you find fulfilling and show you how to set yourself up for career success. The book is packed with tips to make your career success possible: Simple questions to easily reveal your personal brand. Tactics for recovering from a negative online image. Websites you need to be present on to standout to a hiring manager. How to get your name to rank on search engines like Google. What a company´s brand can teach you about personal branding success. How to score an unadvertised job thus eliminating the competitive hiring process. How to build strong habits that will help you achieve massive career success. The best way to use time off to grow your personal value to an employer. Eight exercises that act as a blueprint to personal branding success. Why punish yourself doing something you don´t enjoy? Craft the career you want today! 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jason Byer. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/057738/bk_acx0_057738_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
With Zoom, Fortune magazine extends one of its most successful franchises, 40 Under 40, to bring you original insight on the best-kept secrets of top entrepreneurs, business leaders, and rising tech stars. Discover how Zappos CEO Tony Hsieh built a uniquely attractive corporate culture, how Under Armour founder Kevin Plank took on Nike, and what Marissa Mayer told herself before leaping from a safe post at Google to the high-risk top job at Yahoo. Zoom features the fascinating profiles of these and other young innovators and provides listeners with tips to fast-track their own career success. Additional contributors include: Omar Akhtar; Katie Benner; Ryan Bradley; Erika Fry; Miguel Helft; Michal Lev-Ram; Pattie Sellers; Anne VanderMey; and Kurt Wagner. Praise for Zoom:´´Zoom shocases dozens of today´s brightest young business stars... An entertaining and accessible read.´´- Reid Hoffman, co-founder and chairman, LinkedIn; co-author, The Start-Up of You´´Make way, Boomers - here come the Zoomers... A smart and lively book.´´- Daniel H. Pink, author of To Sell is Human and Drive. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Matthew Kugler. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/017842/bk_adbl_017842_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
As product managers, we all want to become better at what we do. However, sometimes we can find ourselves in a rut: we´ve solved the immediate problems, our product is doing well, and we´ve just lost that drive that we need in order to reach the next level. This is when the power of competition comes in. We all like a good challenge. When we are faced with a situation in which we might not be the best, or we might not know exactly what we should do, that´s when we can become our best. What You´ll Find Inside: To beat the competition, product managers have to do some homework How Yahoo product managers are kicking Google’s butt Case study: what to do when a large competitor shows up on your block How product managers should go about doing business researchCompetitive situations for product managers can take on a number of different forms. They can be as simple as placing ourselves into a setting in which we are called on to network with others. Maybe it´s as simple as challenging us to pay closer attention to what´s going on - easy to say, hard to do. Mastering competition requires us to become experts at a lot of different skills. These include managing other people, finding mentors, and continuing our education. Throw in things like learning to stop multitasking and how to create an effective resume and all of a sudden you have some fairly challenging tasks ahead of you. The good news is that every product manager can rise to meet these challenges. No matter if it´s learning how to find your next product manager job or how to deal with a situation in which you´ve been passed over for a promised promotion, your ability to deal with the competition that comes along with your product manager job will be the key to your long term success. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jim Anderson. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/024514/bk_acx0_024514_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
What does the world want? According to John Battelle, a company that answers that question can unlock the most intractable riddles of both business and culture. And for the past few years, that´s exactly what Google has been doing. Jumping into the game long after Yahoo, Alta Vista, Excite, Lycos, and other pioneers, Google offered a radical new approach to search, redefined the idea of viral marketing, survived the dotcom crash, and pulled off the largest and most talked about initial public offering in the history of Silicon Valley. But The Search offers much more than the inside story of Google´s triumph. It´s also a big-picture book about the past, present, and future of search technology, and the enormous impact it is starting to have on marketing, media, pop culture, dating, job hunting, international law, civil liberties, and just about every other sphere of human interest. More than any of its rivals, Google has become the gateway to instant knowledge. Hundreds of millions of people use it to satisfy their wants, needs, fears, and obsessions, creating an enormous artifact that Battelle calls ´´the Database of Intentions´´. Combined with the databases of thousands of other search-driven businesses, large and small, it all adds up to a goldmine of information that powerful organizations (including the government) will want to get their hands on. No one is better qualified to explain this entire phenomenon than Battelle, who co-founded Wired and founded The Industry Standard. Perhaps more than any other journalist, he has devoted his career to finding the holy grail of technology. And he has finally found it in search. For anyone who wants to understand how Google really succeeded, The Search is an eye-opening and indispensable read. 1. Language: English. Narrator: John Battelle. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/000038/bk_adbl_000038_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Legendary venture capitalist John Doerr reveals how the goal-setting system of Objectives and Key Results (OKRs) has helped tech giants from Intel to Google achieve explosive growth - and how it can help any organization thrive. In the fall of 1999, John Doerr met with the founders of a start-up whom he´d just given $12.5 million, the biggest investment of his career. Larry Page and Sergey Brin had amazing technology, entrepreneurial energy, and sky-high ambitions, but no real business plan. For Google to change the world (or even to survive), Page and Brin had to learn how to make tough choices on priorities while keeping their team on track. They´d have to know when to pull the plug on losing propositions, to fail fast. And they needed timely, relevant data to track their progress - to measure what mattered. Doerr taught them about a proven approach to operating excellence: Objectives and Key Results. He had first discovered OKRs in the 1970s as an engineer at Intel, where the legendary Andy Grove (´´the greatest manager of his or any era´´) drove the best-run company Doerr had ever seen. Later, as a venture capitalist, Doerr shared Grove´s brainchild with more than 50 companies. Wherever the process was faithfully practiced, it worked. In this goal-setting system, objectives define what we seek to achieve; key results are how those top-priority goals will be attained with specific, measurable actions within a set time frame. Everyone´s goals, from entry level to CEO, are transparent to the entire organization. The benefits are profound. OKRs surface an organization´s most important work. They focus effort and foster coordination. They keep employees on track. They link objectives across silos to unify and strengthen the entire company. Along the way, OKRs enhance workplace satisfaction and boost retention. In Measure What Matters, Doerr shares a broad range of first-person, behind-the-scenes case studies, with 1. Language: English. Narrator: John Doerr, full cast. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/peng/003954/bk_peng_003954_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.