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Why do you think it is so hard to get a job in FAANG?

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For the same reason it is so hard to get a date with the most popular girl in school. High demand often means greater selectivity and more competition among applicants.


Haha, great answer. I second that. Everyone wants the pretty girl


A friend of mine just got a job at Google and she loves it. It was worth the one year of rejections and 8-hour interview she had to go through. Guess that's why they're so in-demand


DA1 said it best! There is extremely high demand to work in FAANG, so they are able to set strict criteria in order for them to onboard "the best" in the industry


Too much competition for the jobs. Also, the companies have very specific expectations because they know they can.


Sometimes it is. It's either total luck or absolutely the right contact. In my case, I've been hired 2 times, interviewed 3times, I declined the offer for the other one because of low CTC. But leaving this aside, I've helped refer close to 30-40 people according to their best skills and still nobody even got an interview scheduled, and here me got interviewed thrice and got salary discussion done too. So it all depends.


I think we all have it in our heads that FAANG is the only way - and that drives up competition. You want everyone to recognize where you work immediately, you want them to be impressed etc. I generally think a lot of these companies are overrated, but the brand name and CV clout is enough to drive up demand for them


In my experience, if you're switching from a service based company it will require a lot of luck to even get a call back. It doesn't matter how talented you are, getting a call back is still the hardest part of the interview for a service based guy

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