Dear Sundar Pichai/Jeff Bezos/Mark Zuckerberg, Please hire me.
In which I beg 3 of the biggest companies in the world, and 3 companies in Colorado to hire me.
Let’s face it. I graduate in May. It’s time to start getting my ducks in a row and figure out what I’m going to do.
I could travel the world, but I’d honestly rather start paying down these student loans. 📈 That’s probably a heartbreaking 21st-century sentence, but hey, that’s the state of the union. Plus, when you pay down your loans you can travel without that debt looming in the back of your mind.
So, where do I want to work?
What about Google?
I love your website. Are you hiring? Cause I’m lookin’ 😉
Why am I interested in Google?
I’ve been fascinated with the scale of Google since I was about 9 years old. I remember the first time I learned that Larry Page was a billionaire for creating a service I’ve never paid for. That blew my mind. I also remember being taught in 3rd grade about googols, a number of 100 digits, and being dumbfounded that the word means something other than the search giant.
I remember being taught about a plethora of search engines including Ask Jeeves, something with a dog and a bone, Yahoo, and AltaVista. I always preferred good ole’ Google, though.
Google’s work culture is exciting to me: I strive to never be the smartest person in the room, and that’s inevitable at the tech giant.
The work is fascinating: Obviously, there are nearly countless teams at Google for a designer like myself to end up at, but at the end of the day you are making products that impact people’s lives. Every decision matters because of the sheer size of what you’re producing, and that’s fascinating to me.
Why would I fit in?
I’ve watched my fair share of videos about Google’s working culture and life on their campuses and I always find myself delighted, and very interested.
Aside from culture fit, I find that my way of working lends itself well to a product space. I love meticulously combing through an idea, getting feedback, and going back to the drawing board. I love making something its best version, and that seems to be a common trend at Google.
Google also drives some of my favorite products, so I find that I’m familiar with their platforms.
I could work at Amazon, maybe?
I like how you smash champagne bottles on wind turbines. I’d like to work for you.
Why am I interested in Amazon?
Amazon is a powerhouse. They innovate like no tomorrow. The sheer number of people who have Amazon Prime accounts in America is staggering. They understand the market in a way the world has never seen.
Again, the thing you do at a huge company like Amazon affect a huge number of people. Working on something of that scale is fascinating to me.
Additionally, Amazon’s culture seems open and friendly, and everyone I’ve met who works there has been a total joy to meet.
Why would I fit in?
I’ve been introduced to some of Amazon’s methods and ways of working already and have found myself enjoying them. They seem to truly value innovative user experience design thinking, and harness it well.
I have also designed two Alexa Skills and developed one, so I’m familiar with their product landscape. I’m very interested in multimodal design and see those moves happening at Amazon more than anywhere else.
What if I were paid to Facebook?
I’ve already given you countless hours of my life, can I be paid to do so now?
Your main dude,
Why am I interested in Facebook?
If you want to see how much power Facebook holds, look no further than the top 10 apps in the App Store. It’s dominated by products created, built, and acquired by Facebook. They understand human behavior in an extremely powerful way.
After seeing the Social Network, the first thing I did was look at the careers page on Facebook. I was fascinated with the sheer size of the company, their hacker mentality, and the overall ethos around the company.
Facebook has taken more active time from me than probably any other digital product next to a few video games. That alone is reason enough to be interested in their platform.
Why would I fit in?
Facebook seems to admire the unorthodox, and always seek new ways of approaching problems. I like the concept of that and would love to challenge myself with that sort of methodology.