Before applying for any job you’ve got to have a clear perspective of why do you want to join that company and why should the company hire you?

And trust us, the only key is to be ‘Specific’.

“It’s important to know what you are passionate about,”  said Hiroshi Lockheimer, Google’s senior vice president of platforms and ecosystems. “It’s not just, ‘Oh, I want to work at Google’ — but I’ve heard some people say that.”

“Being able to sort of articulate, ‘Well, here’s what I’m really passionate about, and here’s what I want to work on,’ is really important. Just make sure you make your preferences known so you’re routed to the right team.” he said.

The expectations for interns or entry- level candidates aren’t as high as the experienced ones. “You don’t really know yet; you want to explore,” he said.

Because experienced applicants are expected to have a passion and clear motivation to work in a certain area.

“If they want to specialize in a certain area, that’s OK too, but figuring that out is important. You do spend so much of your life — even if it’s just nine to five, that’s still a big chunk of your life — working. You want to make sure the fit is good.”

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