How to reach out to Google recruiters

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Find company recruiter email addresses

Once you find a job opening that fits your background and goals, you should apply on the company website. But, applying online through their portal is not the last step in the process. Instead, you need to follow up on your application with a compelling and concise cold email to the recruiter. This is especially beneficial when you are applying to roles at big companies like Google because you are often up against hundreds and potentially thousands of other people.

So, how can you make sure that your resume and application gets seen? At Pathrise, we have found that sending a cold email to the recruiter after you have submitted your application can triple your response rate. Your cold emails should be short, compelling, and personalized based on the company and the recruiter. If you are not sure what to say, use this guide with our cold email template to help you.

In order to help you successfully send cold emails, we have compiled email addresses for recruiters at many of the top tech companies.

How to get a job at Google

Before you apply for any job, you should research the company to learn about their mission, values, culture, and products. This will help you in your interactions with recruiters, hiring managers, and any other employees that interview you.

About Google:

Mission - To organize the world's information and make it universally accessible and useful.

Vision - To provide access to the world's information in one click.

Google values:
  • Focus on the user and all else will follow.
  • It's best to do one thing really, really well.
  • Fast is better than slow.
  • Democracy on the web works.
  • You don't need to be at your desk to need an answer.
  • You can make money without doing evil.
  • There's always more information out there.
  • The need for information crosses all borders.
  • You can be serious without a suit.
  • Great just isn't good enough.

Get more inside information on Google, including interview questions and processes, in our How to get a job at Google guide.

Personalize the email for your role

When you reach out in your cold emails, you need to hit the right points for your role. Use these tips to ensure you are catching their eye so they move you forward.

When you email the:

Google software engineering recruiter, make sure you research the programming languages that they use and highlight your expertise in each one.

Google product design recruiter, make sure your portfolio showcases all of your skills throughout the entire design process.

Google data science recruiter, make sure you mention relevant projects that match the goals of the company.

Google marketing recruiter, make sure you quantify the results in your background statements because it is more impressive.

Google product management recruiter, make sure you research their products heavily and talk about how your background connects to their current work.

Google sales recruiter, make sure you focus on how you approach your funnels differently and why you are the right fit for this specific team.

How to write cold emails for job applications

You can use our template to send strong cold emails along with your applications.

Hi [recruiter name],

[Personal greeting and intro]. [Include reason for reaching out].

[Insert interest in company’s product/values/mission and a follow up statement tying in your background]. [insert any other relevant background information - tie it into the job description].

[Tie interest in company and background into a closing statement]. [End with an ask to connect or to move forward in the process].

Best, [Your name]

Here is the template filled out so you can get a sense for how to do it yourself:

Hi [recruiter name]

I recently applied for the [position] I saw on [platform] and noticed you are a [role] at [company]. While I am not sure if you are the right person to contact, I definitely have the experience that the team is seeking.

As a Math major, I’ve taken the time on the side to perfect my code to analyze data problems. I’ve worked on 10+ data projects focusing on data cleaning, visualization, and prediction models using machine learning, neural network, and topic modeling. For example, with work in [impact statement], I can see myself leveraging those experiences to scale the data mountain at [company].

I know you are super busy, but I would appreciate the opportunity to hop on a quick call to learn more about [specific role/team]. Would you be free for a 15-minute call either [timeframe 1] or [timeframe 2]?

Best, [your name]

With recruiter email addresses and cold email templates at your disposal, you should be on your way to more application responses and interview requests.

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