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Hey Googlers. Currently going through the interview process and got there via referral. Im just curious how serious the actual referral is taken when considering someone for a job/interview? For example at B4 a referral just gets you a look at HR and the text of the referral and who it’s from doesn’t matter at all, it’s more of a checking a box exercise to get HRs attention. Is it the same at Google or is it more significant?

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In my experience it does mean something and recruiters will thoroughly review your background and screen you.

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Forgot to say that it has to be a legit referral....like somebody you know. They make us fill out a referral form and write an essay on why you are good.

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Been wondering the same

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It gets you an actual resume review from the recruiter, and usually a phone call or sent to the hiring team. Someone who can actually vouch for your work is important, vs a blind referral.

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It also allows the person referring you to call and get feedback from the recruiter. Granted few do this and some recruiters won't give out much (but they will give us more than they give you)

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Thanks all, this is helpful. In my case it’s someone I worked with and for a Google team he is on, so glad to know it carries some weight.

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