The Google Resume

  • by Gayle Laakmann McDowell
  • Narrated by Vanessa Hart
  • 8 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

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.

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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful

Well written content lost in poor narration.

Would you try another book from Gayle Laakmann McDowell and/or Vanessa Hart?

I would try another book by this author. I will NOT listen to another book by this narrator.


What did you like best about this story?

The Google Resume provides practical advice on preparing a resume to target technology companies...it was exactly what I expected it to be.


How did the narrator detract from the book?

The narrator repeatedly paused in the middle of sentences and overemphasized unimportant words...all in a distractingly raspy voice. I could not listen for more than a few minutes at a time.


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- Daniel

Great book, terrible narrator

Would you try another book from Gayle Laakmann McDowell and/or Vanessa Hart?

Sure, in fact I highly recommend Cracking the Coding Interview


What did you like best about this story?

It's simple, informative, and conveys it's information in a straightforward manner


Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Vanessa Hart?

Dear God no. This is the most painful audiobook I've listened to. The narrator is obviously not a tech person and struggles with the terms, over pronouncing them like a 3-year-old trying to sound something out.


What character would you cut from The Google Resume?

The narrator


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- Chris Seltzer

Book Details

  • Release Date: 03-26-2013
  • Publisher: Audible Studios