Google Interview Preparation & Coaching Program
Are you looking to get a job at Google? Do you have an interview scheduled and want to make sure you are fully prepared? Are you looking for support in answering specific questions?
Our Google Interview coaching program has been built with expert recruiters to ensure you get the best chance to achieve your goals.
“My job as a leader is to make sure everybody in the company has great opportunities, and that they feel they’re having a meaningful impact and are contributing to the good of society. As a world, we’re doing a better job of that. My goal is for Google to lead, not follow that.” – Larry Page
What To Expect From Your Google Coach:
The Google Career Coaching program is a 4-5 hour long coaching program developed by recruiters, coaches and Googlers. It’s designed to help you achieve the following goals:
- Find the right role at Google and craft a winning resume that will land an interview.
- Get your ready and confident for an initial call with the recruiter and the hiring manager or team peer at Google
- Prepare you for the grueling in-depth interviews through mock interviews, role plays and direct feedback.
- Guide you through the Structured Interviewing techniques that are part of the hiring process at Google, ensuring you have a solid understanding of how to shine in your interview.
- Build confidence and readiness for the job application and interview process.
- Gain insight into the interview process and practice mock interviews with Google recruiters.
Google Coaching Program Overview
You can choose to cover all the following sessions or select the ones that are most relevant to your current situation.
- Pre-Application Session 1
You will work with your coach to go through what makes a Google employee and try to build a better understanding of what Google is looking for in a person. Google places a huge importance on unique resumes so submitting something that is carefully crafted and specific to the role you are applying for is important. Our coaches will help you align your skills and experience with the job description and tie your work to the job description. They will help you with thinking about your work in terms or outcomes - which is important at Google.
- Interview Preparation Session 2
Once you have an interview scheduled our coaches can help you to think about preparing for that interview. Some Google applications for technical roles will require brief online assessments, and our coaches can teach you how best to approach these which can be especially useful if you get nervous. The first interview stage with Google is usually a short chat with a recruiter to assess your fit and whether you have the required skills for the role.
- Structured Interview Practice / Mock Interviews Session 3
Once you have passed the screening stage the next steps will be to focus on preparing for the rigorous in-depth interviews. These can consist of 3-4 interviews in a day and are designed to give everyone an equal opportunity to stand out and show off their skills. Our coaches will work with you to help you understand the structured interviewing process that Google use and the 4 attributes that they are looking for: General cognitive ability, Leadership, Googleyness, & Role-related knowledge
- Structured Interview Practice / Mock Interviews Session 4
This session is used to finish going through the structured interview questions. You will have mock interviews with a set of 1-2 dozen questions that we have provided from real Google interviews. Similar to the overview, time the mock interview questions and try to keep your response to 2-3 minutes. Throughout these sessions, your coach will tailor the program to your specific needs, and may cover other topics (confidence, communication) to make sure you’re ready for the interviews.
Our Coaching Team
All of our coaches for this program have either worked at Google previously or have extensive experience
as recruiters who have successfully hired dozens of people at Google.
Claire has 13+ years working across various divisions in Google and was responsible for development and execution of the diversity and inclusion hiring strategy for the EMEA Cloud business (2000+ cross-functional team). She can help you prepare for your interview for Cloud Sales Engineering, Direct Sales and Marketing, HR, Product, Staffing and Business Development functions.
Google Coach and Recruiter
Maya has over 7+ years at Google across various HR functions. Maya launched the first ever apprenticeship programs at Google and is responsible for multiple programs in tech and non-tech areas, across several countries. Trained as a psychologist, passionate about personal development and supporting people to achieve their potential.
Tech Recruiter for FAANG
Evan has 9 years of agency and corporate Talent Advising experience at Amazon. He coaches individuals to succeed in the process from initial job search, to interview prep, to getting an offer, to negotiating compensation. He’s helped 1000+ professionals navigate and land a job at Amazon, Google and various tech companies.
Megan has worked for companies like Google, Amazon and Homeaway where she has hired hundreds of people in leading engineering roles. She is passionate about helping candidates prepare for the rigorous process it takes to get an offer from the top FAANG companies.
And many more…
How it works:
Over multiple hires and thousands of interviews, we’ve developed a program that has been shown to be effective in preparing you for interviews and increasing your chances of getting a job at Google. The content we’ve created gives you a huge advantage over other interviewees, but the real power comes from coaching. You are paired with a trained coach who has a background working directly with Google, and who can tailor the program to you and maximize your chances of success.
The bulk of the program is structured around helping you create, clarify and practice articulating your past experiences from that will help you to demonstrate your fit at Google and your suitability for the role based on the 4 hiring attributes: General cognitive ability, Leadership, Googleyness and Role-related knowledge.
- Free consultation
- Dedicated Google coach
- Discount with subscription
Most frequent questions and answers
Here’s a quick guide to getting started.
1. Get matched.
To get matched, start by filling out basic information about your industry, background. You can also include details about your specific situation, and what stage of the interview process you are in. We will match you with a coach within 48 hours.
2. Talk to coaches for free.
When you are matched with a coach, you can directly message them to start a conversation and book a free consultation call in their calendar. During this call you can briefly discuss your situation, and decide whether you’d like to work together.
3. Select a coach.
Once you’ve selected your coach, you can either pay for coaching on an hourly basis or get a monthly subscription at a slightly discounted rate. All coaching is done online via our video platform.
Over hundreds of coaching sessions, we’ve found that people who dedicate 6-8 hours of preparation with a coach (mock interviews) increase their chances of landing the job at Google anywhere between 20-30%.
Being open to coaching is a big part of this, and simply going through the motion of speaking to a coach won’t get you the job. Coaches will give you feedback, advice and tips to change, which require self-reflection and even occasional homework/preparation. Learn more about coaching here and being coachable here.
One of the main benefits of using our coaching service is to get mock interview preparation. Most candidates who succeed in getting offers on average practice 5-10 hours in a mock interview setting. Typically, an internal recruiter will talk to you for a few minutes but won’t have the bandwidth to help you with several hours of coaching.
Reach out anytime at firstname.lastname@example.org!