Why Do I Want To Work For Google?
It’s not just for the food.
“I’m not bi-polar, I’m bi-winning. I win here. I win there.”
It’s no secret to those who know me – I like to win. I like to win a lot. Sometimes I like to win so much I forget to do certain things. Things like: eating, going outside, communicating with other people and going to the bathroom. Winning is what drives me; it’s my passion in life. There’s no greater feeling than being tasked with creating a go-to-market strategy, conducting the market research, brainstorming ideas with your team, developing the plan, executing it and then watching the first brick you lay turn into a city.
So why Google? Because Google likes to win too. Let’s face it; they don’t win all the time (RIP Google Wave) but neither do I. However, just like me, Google wins more than it loses. Even when they aren’t winning, they put everything they have behind their trailing horses because it’s not in their DNA to go down without a fight. Even when they ARE winning, they accept nothing less than perfection and continue to improve upon everything under the Google Umbrella.
I like to win. Google likes to win. Bi-winning.
“Pleasure in the job puts perfection in the work.”
Nothing great has ever come from someone who didn’t love what they were doing. I love what I do. I love technology and marketing – online and offline. My work is my passion and my commitment to it is unwavering. I believe as Google believes that the best employees are those with passion.
Passionate employees will work without needing to be managed because they aren’t working; they’re simply following their passion. I chose Google because they’ve created an environment that masterfully fosters and encourages intellectually flexible people that share like-minded passions and commitments.
It’s not just about Google’s admiration for passion though, it’s about their products umbrella which impacts millions of people on a daily basis. The chance to channel my passion into managing and marketing products that touch people around the globe is what truly excites me.
“Great just isn’t good enough.”
Believe it or not, there is something I love more than my work; learning. I love learning and I want to learn from the best.
I’m not asking Google to consider me for the Super Senior Ultimate Awesome Best There Ever Was Product Marketing Manager position. What I do want is to work under a rock-star because I want to learn how to be a rock-star. For me, great just isn’t good enough. Wanting to join Google for any reason other than the opportunity to learn from those who know more than me is foolish.
It is what we think we know already that often prevents us from learning.