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Old 11-29-2013, 03:22 PM   #1
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Exclamation I am looking at a job description on Google and


I see several positions that were posted roughly two months ago and those positions are still accepting applications. What is happening with those positions?

https://www.google.com/about/jobs/se...o&jid=1313001&

Is Google truly still accepting job candidates for those positions? Or Google simply neglected to remove the postings?

It is very hard to imagine that Google has already found a candidate for the position but is neglecting to remove it, because Google is both a very technologically advanced and well-mannered company.
 
Old 11-29-2013, 03:30 PM   #2
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I am curious why you think we are the best people to answer this question as opposed to, say, Google Human Resources Department?

If I were to say, "the position has already been filled, don't bother sending a resume" would you believe me and therefore not apply for your dream job based on my say-so?
 
Old 11-29-2013, 03:32 PM   #3
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I actually called Google office and when the secretary answered, I asked, "hello, is this position filled?" and she answered, "Please go to google.com/about/jobs website!" and then she hung up the phone.
 
Old 11-29-2013, 03:34 PM   #4
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Maybe they need a new receptionist; do you have secretarial experience?
 
Old 11-29-2013, 03:39 PM   #5
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I can understand!! Very likely that the secretary would not have any precise information about the availability of jobs, and is likely getting 100s of calls everyday and she can't afford to give a detailed answer
 
Old 11-29-2013, 04:54 PM   #6
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I have found the following information

- There are many candidates who still get refused for no apparent reasons even if they have all the necessary education, sufficient amount of experience in the same field, and had a great interview. There can be a thousand possible different reasons when a candidate is refused for a position even if he is well-qualified.

- There are actually some people who refuse job offers from Google because the compensation was shockingly disappointing.

- Google is just another company. If a guy starts working at Google that does not make him any superior to himself before working at Google.
 
Old 11-29-2013, 05:05 PM   #7
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I have found the following information

- There are many candidates who still get refused for no apparent reasons even if they have all the necessary education, sufficient amount of experience in the same field, and had a great interview. There can be a thousand possible different reasons when a candidate is refused for a position even if he is well-qualified.

- There are actually some people who refuse job offers from Google because the compensation was shockingly disappointing.
- Google is just another company. If a guy starts working at Google that does not make him any superior to himself before working at Google.
Sorry to sound harsh, but really...nothing you said is new. All of that goes for ANY position at ANY company. Why do you think Google would be different?

If you want to know if a position has been filled at Google, contact Google. They're the only ones who can tell you.
 
Old 11-29-2013, 08:03 PM   #8
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I actually called Google office and when the secretary answered, I asked, "hello, is this position filled?" and she answered, "Please go to google.com/about/jobs website!" and then she hung up the phone.
If you want to know about positions at a company you need to speak to their Human Resources or Recruiting department. This may be based in another state or even another country to the office that the position is in.
I echo the sentiments that Google is just like any other corporation out there. I work for an IT corporation that's arguably better known than Google (it's name is practically a generic term in the US) and the position and pay are nothing to write home about -- I had a far better package at a place nobody has heard of.

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Old 11-30-2013, 01:14 AM   #9
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273, thanks for your input

Is it either Big Blue or Redmond?
 
Old 11-30-2013, 01:19 AM   #10
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It's neither. Same ballparc though.
 
Old 11-30-2013, 01:29 AM   #11
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I did not ask LQ users,

"Hello, is this position at Google still available?"

What I wanted was,

I saw that there was a posting for an open position at Google which was posted 50 days ago and that position was still accepting applications and I felt that was strange and wondering if any of knew why it was still accepting applications. I did not ask "the availability" of the position.

Last edited by mrlodgerules; 11-30-2013 at 01:32 AM.
 
Old 11-30-2013, 01:34 AM   #12
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273, the only other company I can think of is Apple and I do not really consider it as an IT firm.....

Oracle is a database firm

And at the moment facebook is no match for Google therefore it is not facebook either

Yahoo? They have a cute CEO but it can't be Yahoo

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Old 11-30-2013, 01:38 AM   #13
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I replied:
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I did not ask LQ users,

"Hello, is this position at Google still available?"

What I wanted was,

I saw that there was a posting for an open position at Google which was posted 50 days ago and that position was still accepting applications and I felt that was strange and wondering if any of knew why it was still accepting applications. I did not ask "the availability" of the position.
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If you want to know about positions at a company you need to speak to their Human Resources or Recruiting department. This may be based in another state or even another country to the office that the position is in.
I echo the sentiments that Google is just like any other corporation out there. I work for an IT corporation that's arguably better known than Google (it's name is practically a generic term in the US) and the position and pay are nothing to write home about -- I had a far better package at a place nobody has heard of.
 
Old 11-30-2013, 01:41 AM   #14
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273, the only other company I can think of is Apple and I do not really consider it as an IT firm.....

Oracle is a database firm

And at the moment facebook is no match for Google therefore it is not facebook either
I'm not going to give you clues. I'm just pointing out it doesn't matter who you work for it's the job that counts.
 
Old 11-30-2013, 01:51 AM   #15
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And it is one of the current openings at Google and I realized one of the "minimum qualifications" is identical to one of the "preferred qualifications".

http://img843.imageshack.us/img843/3271/97ex.jpg

Actually, the "preferred qualifications" sounds easier than "minimum qualifications"
 
  


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