The arrival of Apple's iPhone 6 has sent the world into frenzy. The launch of this state of the art Smartphone was one of the most awaited events of the year. Notwithstanding its sky high price, Apple received millions of orders for iPhone 6 within days of the grand launch. It is a widely known fact that Apple charges you not just for its product, but also for the exclusivity that comes with it. Companies like Apple, Microsoft and Google are home to some of the brightest minds in the country. Needless to say that minds behind world renowned products such as iPhone 6 would also be some of the highest paid professionals in the industry.
And it is not only the Apple's engineers, news such as Xiomi phones selling out within seconds further indicate the vast scope and value of talented engineers who join these companies. Apart from an extremely fat pay cheque, such challenging jobs give you a chance to stretch your limits and never feel stagnant. While it is easier said than done, we can certainly help you with a few pointers that can help you make your way into these hotshot companies.
- Keep an eye on the institutes from where they recruit
Most of these renowned companies, be it Apple or Facebook, have a knack of picking up raw talent from their selected pool of colleges. It is extremely difficult to get into these companies by directly applying off campus, unless you are the next Mark Zuckerberg! Thus, if you really wish to get into these companies, you must aim to get admission into those 'selected' colleges only.
The past placement trends of these companies have shown that they prefer innovative thinking and solutions rather than high grades in the curriculum. For companies such as Apple and Google who always set a new standard in the market with products such as iPhone 6 and Android, innovation and out of the box thinking is a key parameter. Try to create something of your own, be it a website, some software or even an app, before you start applying to these companies. Make yourself stand apart from the rest.
- Make yourself Noticeable!
If you couldn't get into these companies right after your graduation, the world doesn't end for you. A number of companies acquire small, promising start ups and offer great opportunities to the founder. Here are a couple of noteworthy examples "“ Google acquired Android from its founder, when anyone hardly noticed it. The founder of Android got a big sum and a respectable job at Google! While Facebook's recent acquisition of Whatsapp for $19 billion made the headlines, little did anyone realize that the founder of Whatsapp once went for a job interview at Facebook and was rejected. Today, he drives to the same office where he was rejected, in his Porche! And a similar story goes with Skype and Microsoft!