Quiz 14: Interviewing and Following up


Considering from an individual's point of view it would include the following • An individual would like to be employed in Google, Inc. • The individual would have been selected for an interview in Google, Inc. As recruiters are always impressed with job seekers who take the interview seriously and who have complete knowledge of their organization, therefore the individual will find extensive information about the leaders of the organization and their business philosophies. Organization leaders of Google, Inc. and their business philosophies Larry Page (CEO) He was the first chief executive officer of the company until 2001 and is responsible for its daily operations. He co-founded Google Inc. with Sergey Brin in 1998 while he was pursuing a Ph.D. at Stanford University. He was the president of products. He expanded Google Inc. to approximately 200 employees. According to his philosophy, he focuses on completely transforming products and services and not on the competition. Eric E. Schmidt (executive chairman) Eric E. Schmidt is executive chairman of Google Inc. He looks after the external matters of the company. Under his leadership, the company has intensely improved its infrastructure and expanded its offerings of products while preserving a strong culture of revolution. He is intelligent with extraordinary forward-thinking abilities. He combines sound practices of business, a bit of predictive futurism, and visionary leadership. Schmidt's flexibility is also apparent. He seems to understand how business will change in the future and how technology can change customers. He visualizes those private devices similar to mobile phones will act as true personal assistants. Organization's Accomplishments Google's search engine accounts for more than 75 percent of the Web search market. The company started as a research company but became a leading player and the dominant search engine. Setbacks Google Inc. has a very flat management structure. In such a company, a person has a lot more leadership and also a lot more impact than he/she would have in a similar role at another company. Finances Google Inc. has significantly benefited by increasing users to 2.2 billion people around the globe. The stock of the company has experienced immense growth, from $85 in 2004 to around $509.25 to date. Revenues of the company have also increased to $23.651 billion in 2009, and total assets have increased to $40.487 billion. Products The list of Google products includes major mobile, desktop, and online products either acquired or released by the company. Other tools are search tools, advertising services, communication and publishing tools, development resources, map-related products, and statistical tools. Customers The number of Internet users has grown significantly. The number increased more than 1,802,330,457 in 2009, recording a 26.6% Internet penetration. Google does not have a face for customers. As the surfing culture has become entrenched in the world, the company has delivered a search engine desired by most people, with a market share of around 78.4% in the world and around 63.2% in the United States. Competition The company has a high degree of competition in the industry. Google's main rivals include MSN Search, Yahoo!, eBay, Amazon's A9, Ask Jeeves, and many more. But Google currently surpasses these rivals. Advertising Google has been able to appeal to a large number of consumers despite being a latecomer in the market. Nevertheless, customers have retained strong buying power due to the availability of additional search engines. Customers use bids for placing advertisements, which means they have the opportunity to go to other search engines.

842 New Durham Rd. Edison, NJ 08817 June 4, 200x Mr. Frederick M. Edgar Human Resources Department Marketing and sales Pros 1050 Avenue of the Americas New York, NY 10036 Dear Mr. Edgar: I would really welcome the opportunity to work for you. I appreciated the interview yesterday for the newly listed position of sales trainee. It was really a pleasure meeting you and learning more about marketing and sales pros, you have a fine staff and a sophisticated approach to marketing. Your organization appears to be growing in a directional manner that parallels my interests and career goals. The interview with you and your staff yesterday confirmed my initial positive impressions of marketing and sales pros and I want to reiterate my strong interest in working with you. My prior retail sales experience as a sales associate with The Gap along with my recent training in Microsoft word and excel would enable me to make progress steadily through your programs of training and become a productive member of your sales team in no time at all. Again, thank you for your kind consideration. In the event that you need any additional information from me, all you have to do is to call me at (732) 598-3557. Sincerely yours,

The correct sentences are as follows. 1) b. We know that the extra staff will cut into our slim profit margin; however, not delivering the goods on time could hurt us more in the long run. 2) c. We understand that you may be downsizing or moving into new markets, and we want to help you make a seamless transition. 3) b. When the batteries are fully charged, unplug the battery chargers to save power. 4) a. There is a direct relationship between fuel economy and carbon dioxide emissions; therefore, a car that produces less carbon dioxide will cost less to fill. 5) c. Banks compete with the nontraditional rivals that can provide extensive financial services. 6) b. The president worked with environmental concerns; the vice president focused on customer support. 7) b. The following employees are eligible for bonuses: Robin, Jeff, Bill, and Jose. 8) a. The Independent Web workers' schedules tend to be very flexible. 9) c. The following engineers were approved: J. W. Ellis, civil; Dr. Thomas Lee, structural; and W. R. Verey, mechanical. 10) b. We have scheduled an inspection tour on Tuesday, March 5, at 4 pm.

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