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ITRP - IT Residency Program Interview

ITRP - IT Residency Program
Mountain View, CA

I applied online and the process took a day - interviewed at Google in May 2012.

Interview Details – Applied online for a college hire program and received a response from a recruiter a day or two later. They requested my transcript, which wasn't the most pleasant, but passed me along for a phone interview. It was about 2 weeks between the two (during which time I had received and accepted another job offer). Anyways, I spoke to the interviewer for a good 30-45 minutes. Nothing behavioral at all, very technical.

I was disappointed with how in depth the interview questions were. This is a position for recent graduates, and I doubt much of anyone who I went to school with would have done remotely well with these questions. Such a position should be about having a foundation upon which to build, and considering the job description detailed questions about how traceroute works are inappropriate. I'd be surprised if much of anyone who is a recent grad has as firm a grasp of these concepts as they were looking for. Granted, this is Google and I still have my other job that I believe to be a better position, albeit with not quite such a prestigious company. Good luck.

Interview Question – -Walk through resume
-Explain DNS
-How traceroute works
-Process of diagnosing a machine with DHCP/networking issues (note that the interviewer continually expanded the scenario)
-How to deal with CEO having 'dead' laptop
-Explain Windows boot process + BIOS
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