After leaving Microsoft in 2009, Don Dodge became a Developer Advocate for Google.
Within a year, he posted a lengthy explanation of the hiring process there on his personal blog, hinting at the company's level of exclusivity, The Next Web reported.
In his words, Google receives about one million applications every year — but hires only 1,000 to 4,000 people. Best-case scenario, that means only 0.4% of hopefuls land a job at Google.
They go through recruiter screening, two or three phone interviews, and then four or five in-person ones on site, not to mention jumping through other professional hoops. It's safe to say Harvard doesn't screen nearly as thoroughly.