October 10, 2004

Pencils down, people

We’re a little obsessive about digging into hard computing problems, and we love finding more people like us. One way we find obsessive smart problem-solvers is by using a standardized test. Now standardized tests can suck, especially since you usually take them to become a broke student for years on end. Which can lead to starting a career that, if you’re lucky, might eventually lead to a really cool job.

But what if there were a standardized test that led, like, immediately to the really cool job? What if, for instance, there was a Google Labs Aptitude Test?

There is. We enjoyed writing it, and if you’re our kind of uber-geek, you’ll enjoy taking it, and maybe you’d enjoy life as a Googler. Give it a try. The GLAT is four pages long; you can print them out here, here, here and here. When you’re done, send your completed test to:

Google Labs Jobs

1600 Amphitheatre Parkway

Mountain View, CA 94043-1351

Good luck. Take your time, especially with the essay questions. And no, on this one guessing doesn’t help.

— Alan Eustace VP of engineering and research