All the materials are cited from Google. I highlighted some important items that might be useful for our Chinese students.

>General information to include

To make it easier for us to determine where you might best fit within our organization we ask that you take a few simple steps to help us understand your qualifications. Following the guidelines below will ensure your resume/CV finds its way to the appropriate group more quickly, giving you a better opportunity to discuss your qualifications in person or via a phone screen.

  • All resumes/CVs and supporting materials must be submitted electronically; no paper resumes will be accepted.

  • PDF, HTML, or Microsoft Word documents or text formats are acceptable – or you can submit using plain text format.

  • All resumes and related materials (transcripts, etc.) should be submitted in English.

  • Pictures, images, or other graphics are not necessary – and are discouraged as they can slow evaluations.

  • Only send essential personal information – be sure to include your name and how to contact you in the resume, not just your cover letter. Include your email, phone, and residence address. Do NOT include your gender, date of birth, age, family status, or personal identification numbers.

  • It isn’t necessary to include military service you may have performed, unless it reflects some special achievements or accomplishments that you feel illustrate your qualifications for the job.

  • To increase the accuracy of the information we have about you and the speed with which we’re able to reply to your submission, please keep your resume clean and simple. The use of special formatting, tables, images, multiple columns, etc., can decrease the ability to accurately review resumes. As we’ve found with Google itself, plain text works best!

Submitting a resume – Educational background

Your resume/CV should reflect your academic achievements and accomplishments in these areas. In the education section of your resume, be sure to include the information outlined below.

  • Your resume should show all post-secondary institutions attended, degrees conferred, and a cumulative grade point average (if available) for each degree received.

  • Only report your educational history dating back to the university level; do NOT include elementary or secondary schooling. However, if you completed a “year abroad” program as part of your pre-university education, feel free to include this in your resume.

  • Provide a brief description of any important projects you completed as part of your coursework, and indicate whether it was all your work or done as part of a team. If part of a team, indicate your own role and contributions to the effort.

  • If you graduated from a university within the last five years, include a copy of your transcripts (unofficial is okay), a list showing individual coursework completed and grades received, as well as the overall grade average.

Submitting a resume – Your Work Experience

You may be fresh out of a university, or have substantial work experience and a history of accomplishments. Either way, we want to know what skills you’ve acquired along the way. We’ll look closely at the work experience section of your resume, so the information you provide here is very important. Please follow the guidelines below carefully.

  • List your experience – projects completed, accomplishments, etc. – by your position with each employer.

  • Include more information than just the name of your employer and your job title. We also want to see concise, yet important, detail on your specific accomplishments and the impact your efforts had on your company.

  • Rather than including all job responsibilities, only focus on those that you feel are relevant to the job for which you are applying at Google.

  • If you worked while attending a university, either during the summer or concurrent with your course work, be sure to include a brief mention even if it isn’t specifically related to a potential job at Google.

Submitting a resume – Additional Information

Here at Google, we value talent and intelligence, group spirit and diversity, creativity and idealism. Googlers range from former neurosurgeons and puzzle champions to alligator wrestlers and Lego maniacs. Tell us what makes you unique!

  • Include the names and contact information of 2-3 references. These can include faculty advisors, co-workers, managers, or others who can talk knowledgeably about your skills and abilities

  • Be sure to include any awards you’ve received, articles you’ve published, or conference presentations you’ve given.

  • We don’t need to see copies of any awards or publications, just a reference to them.

  • We don’t need copies of any written references you already have, just a mention of 2-3 individuals that can reflect on your most recent skills and experiences. Be sure to include their contact information. We will not contact your references until after we talk to you.

What to expect from your interview

  • While we’ll certainly do our best to make you feel comfortable during the interview process, we’re very interested in learning more about how you approach problem-solving. The questions you’ll be asked will be in-depth and will be intended to let us get a peek at how you think about complicated things. Many candidates find this challenging, but ultimately exhilarating. It’s your chance to show an appreciative audience exactly how much you’ve learned about your area of expertise.

  • Interviews are always conducted in English and you should have a strong command of the language so you’ll be able to describe your ideas clearly. This is essential as all positions interact directly with engineers in the U.S. and other countries.

  • Google’s phone screen and in-person interviews are highly technical in nature. You’ll be asked to write code during the interview itself and to speak to the technical details of your past designs and implementations . You should expect that your interviewers will have a great deal of curiosity about the specifics of your work and will ask questions about how you arrived at your conclusions. Our engineers admire and respect the work of others and are truly interested in learning more about what you’ve accomplished and how you did it.