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Discussion on: Hiring Best Practices From Google

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Tyler Hawkins Author

Fair point! I thought about that myself as I was reading his book.

It's true that Google has 1-3 million people apply for jobs at their company each year, but you're right, applying for a job costs you very little, so it's very possible that many of the applicants are nowhere near qualified.

For a college admissions process, where you generally have to pay a fee to submit an application, I'm sure they have a much smaller subset of people apply who are more likely to actually be qualified to attend Harvard.

So I agree, this is a bit of a bad comparison. Ignoring that, I think we can at least say that Google is quite selective in their hiring process, probably more so than other companies outside Silicon Valley.