Wednesday, June 9, 2010


I'm a big fan of Google.

I use Google so much I would probably be out of a job and bored out of my head if they didn't exist. Google, in fact, allows me to forget everything I've ever learned because as long as I have an Internet connection, I can always find it again. I can't tell you how many times I tried to remember something (like an old TV show or some event) from many years ago and all I did was Google a few terms I could remember and BOOM... there it is.

So I've been looking into applying for a job at a local Google office because I think it would be fun to work at a place that is such a part of my life. A friend points me to a website ( that details the interview process and even provides some of the interview questions they ask. The position I'm looking for is more of a non-technical one (Mobile Product Manager) so I was surprised by one of the questions they asked:

"Describe the operation of Layer 2 (Data Link Layer) of the 7-layer ISO stack in as much detail as possible."

What?!? So we go into how we would answer such a question because obviously neither of us knows this off the top of our heads and while my friend goes into some diatribe about how this is relevant to the position he is interviewing for, my answer is simple:

I would bust out my phone and Google it.

If you were Google, would you hire me?

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