Is it possible for anyone to get into MAANG Companies? | Career Cafe

Is it possible for anyone to get into MAANG Companies? | Career Cafe

The tech giants, including Meta, Apple, Amazon, Netflix, and Google, have revolutionized the modern workplace. However, the question that often arises is whether anyone can realistically secure a job at these prestigious organizations?

The answer isn't simple, as it depends on several factors and isn't a straightforward "yes" or "no."

Our Co-founder, Rathinamurthy believes that by following a structured routine and a few simple steps, anyone can become well-prepared to land a job at these renowned MAANG companies, making them MAANG-ready.

Furthermore, Crio.Do's latest initiative - Career Cafe specifically addresses questions like these that revolve around career transitions, breaks, salaries, among other related topics.

This blog further uncovers some of the crucial steps about getting into MAANG companies.

Let’s dive in!

Understanding Rathina’s approach to getting into MAANG companies

Is it possible for anyone to get into MAANG Companies? | Career Cafe
In this video, our Co-Founder provides answers to one of the most frequently asked questions we’ve gathered from years of assisting thousands of tech enthusi...

To help you understand Rathina’s approach better - let's take a closer look at the real-life experience of an individual we'll refer to as Amith.

Amith is your typical IT professional, working at Infosys in a production support role for a major US bank. His day-to-day tasks mainly revolve around Java coding, although it's not the kind of extensive coding you might imagine. Instead, Amith's work mostly consists of fixing bugs and maintaining existing systems. Over time, he's realized that he has drifted away from the programming world.

This realization has led him to a burning question - Can he make the leap to a company as prestigious as Google? And other MAANG companies as well?

Usually, tech professionals would resort to reaching out to their connections working at Google or sending in job applications and waiting endlessly for a response. Unfortunately, this conventional approach often falls short.

So, what's a better way to handle this?

Rathina offers a more effective strategy:

  • For Amith, the initial and vital step is gaining a clear understanding about his goals and being specific about them. This process begins by setting a well-defined timeframe for achieving these goals. By creating practical and achievable objectives with set timelines, not only does it make the journey smoother, but it also enables Amith to track his personal growth effectively.

  • When it comes to pursuing major career advancements, such as landing a position at Google, it's essential to acknowledge that it might be a bit ambitious. Instead, Amith should focus towards strengthening his understanding of tech stacks used at product companies - such as Java, solving data structure and algorithm (DSA) problems, and becoming adept at tackling real-world challenges. Simultaneously, he should continuously work on improving his skills.

  • After accomplishing these critical milestones, he can explore various opportunities, like a role at Bank of America. To get into Google, the key is a two-step strategy with gradual progress.

  • Given Amith's two-step approach of gaining experience and enhancing skills at Bank of America, is it feasible for him to then transition to a role at Google Considering his recent progress and the ongoing improvements over the past year and a half, he stands a good chance, with a 60-70% probability of securing a role at Google.

In the end, Amith, and anyone with similar aspirations, can indeed reach top tech companies. The crucial factor lies in setting practical and achievable goals, making the journey more attainable and promising.

Amith's path from Infosys to Google might be tough, but with a clear plan, achievable goals, and a commitment to learning, it's possible. By following Rathina's guidance, Amith and many others can aim high and achieve success in their tech careers.

So, what are some of the key takeaways here?

1. Establish Achievable Timelines
2. Elevate Your Portfolio
3. Navigate a Two-Step Strategy
4. Embrace Incremental Progress
5. Cultivate Daily Problem-Solving Skills

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