Hi everyone, many people have asked me how to get a software engineer job at Google, in this article I will share how I did it.
In the same way, you can also get software engineer jobs at top tech companies like Google, Amazon, Microsoft, Facebook, etc.
There are 6 steps to a successful job search at the above companies, and I will also discuss the following:
How to learn to program first
What to learn after learning to program
How to Get Your First Programming Job or Internship
The Best Way to Apply for a Software Engineer Job
How to fully prepare for a coding interview
Want to get a computer science degree?
Want to graduate from a top university?
OK, let's get started!
Step 1: Learn to program
This is the minimum required to become a software engineer.
For this, I recommend you to use interactive sites like Codecademy and freeCodeCamp. You can learn most programming basics on these Latest Mailing Database sites, and SoloLearn is also a good choice.
After that, I use video tutorials to learn more in depth. I recommend sites like YouTube, Pluralsight, Lynda.com, and Udemy. On these sites, you can find tutorials on the following topics:
Depends on your interest.
But wait, which programming language should I learn first?
Step 2: Do Some Personal Projects
After taking some programming tutorials, you should practice what you've learned by building some personal projects.
For that, you should find something that interests you.
For example, if you like photography, then you can develop a website to organize the photos you take. If you are interested in stocks, then build a system to analyze stock charts. If you like solving problems, try coding competitions.
When working on a project, start by doing as much as possible on your own. Then, if you get stuck, you can use online or offline resources to get help from others. For example, if you have a programming-related question, you can ask a specific technical question on Stack Overflow.
Step 3: Get Your First Programming Job or Internship
Once you have completed some personal projects, you have the opportunity to get your first programming job or internship. This way you'll have some programming experience before interviewing with top tech companies.
It's entirely possible that you'll get your first job at a top tech company, but the odds are slim, and it's more likely that your first job will be at a lesser-known company.
**The best way to apply for a software engineer job**
Besides submitting your resume online, there are other ways you can try.
Here I suggest you use LinkedIn and network.
On LinkedIn, start by finding recruiters at companies that interest you. Then, you can ask them if you are eligible for the position you are interested in. If your qualifications are not enough, you should also ask them how they can better prepare.
There are also networking sites like Meetup, where you can communicate directly with engineers and recruiters at local companies.
That's not all.
A networking site like LinkedIn is great for jobs in small and medium-sized companies. But it's not so good for big companies trying to apply for jobs like Google and Facebook.