In theory, getting a job at Google is even harder than getting a job at an investment bank. Google gets something like three million applications every year, but only hires 7,000 people – making its application ratio 438 hopefuls to every single job. Banks, however, seem to have application ratios of between 100 and 200 to one for entry-level positions, suggesting that banking jobs are highly achievable by comparison.
Despite the strong chances that your application to Google will be one of the 437 that are binned, it seems there are some jobs that even the world’s most ubiquitous technology company struggles to fill. Google’s own job site inadvertently reveals which they are. Coincidentally – or not – some seem to be the sorts of jobs open to non-technologists who’ve