Amazon.com evangelist (and former Microsoft manager) Jeff Barr posted an amusing story about being recruited by Google. It fell through when he failed a crucial test — he couldn’t remember his college grade point average:
Given that I earned my degree in 1985 and have been earning a living by writing code since I was 15 or 16, this didn’t seem all that essential.
The story keeps going, though:
Funny thing is, I now have several more e-mails in my inbox from other Google recruiters. After reading these e-mails it appears that they don’t know that I interviewed there last year! Perhaps they don’t have this data in searchable form. Could that be?