Learn about the process of selecting a technology giant

To start with, it’s good to say, to work for a technology giant – be it a centennial company like IBM or a next-generation company like Google – you will have to go through a selection process that does not is very different from what you see in companies of any segment. In that sense, applying for a career in the world of technology begins the same way as for other industries.

Our tour to understand how to open the doors of technology giants began with one of the most bad: Google, which has offices in Belo Horizonte and Sao Paulo. In the capital of Minas Gerais, the focus is on software development, and in São Paulo, the search is for professionals with knowledge of digital marketing. The whole process begins with telephone interviews, group dynamics, and even group interviews. In the end, it is a team of company executives who decide each new hire. That is, so far, as we said at the beginning, there is nothing very different.

This selection time is similar in almost all companies. Almost all the major technology companies operating in Brazil have processes that consume several days and sometimes even months. Here, at IBM, this can take anywhere from 35 to 45 days. Here, the selection is a little more dynamic, with fewer face-to-face interviews. But on the other hand, candidates are even evaluated by Watson, the supercomputer equipped with artificial intelligence that the company uses in various solutions. At this point, you may be thinking that to work in technology companies, one needs to be expert in bits and bytes. It may have already been so, but today the horizon has changed.

Of course, each company has a specific profile in mind, but in all, without exception, maxims like “commitment” and “proactivity” are the starting point. If you’re not ready to really engage, it’s good to think twice. Even because the environment is increasingly competitive outside and also within corporations.

All the companies we speak with agree on one thing: there is no shortage of skilled labor in Brazil. But, there is a requirement that is much needed. Recent research shows that only 5{7e39d0cb4f0b034783fbf1625ad806fd9c4f1bb2ab10795a2417f588e8be1e47} of the Brazilian population speaks a second language besides Portuguese, and less than 3{7e39d0cb4f0b034783fbf1625ad806fd9c4f1bb2ab10795a2417f588e8be1e47} have fluency in English ….

But, after all, what is more valuable: practical experience or diplomas of courses and universities? The standard response we hear is that everything depends on the job, but at least one company that talked to us was straightforward: in the IT market, just theory is not enough. You have to put your hand in the dough and have what you show for the recruiters.

So, were you interested in working on a technology giant? Then write down the tips of the experts: Practical experience and, of course, a lot of dedication. Even because the competition is heavy and no one wants to be left behind, is not it? Incidentally, while our area is technology – and the subject matter is talking about it – if you think about it, these boards are good for any business. If you want space in the job market – which is increasingly disputed – it is good to prepare. And, of course, use technology to your advantage.