How to Hire Like Google


When I was at Google’s Chicago office on Thursday for an upcoming Inc. Well post, Midwestern Manager of Global Communications and Public Affairs Jake Parrillo told me his company gets 4,000 resumes a day. It’s clear to see why, and although your startup might not be as inundated with talent eager to work for you, that doesn’t mean you can’t hire like Google does.

And remember those 4,000 daily resumes? That’s just in the Chicago office. Google, of course, has other offices elsewhere. So that 4,000 is just a drop in the bucket compared to how many people everywhere are trying to get in the door there.

Anyway, here are those tips:

  • Recognize the inherent strengths of the amateur.
  • Be a language detective.
  • Make being small work for you.
  • Don’t believe the social media hype.
  • Swap keywords for attributes.



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