By Gayle Laakmann McDowell, author of The Google Resume
NEW YORK ( CNBC) -- Walking through the halls at Google ( GOOG), one can feel the allure. Free food and drinks. Onsite luxury gyms. Adorable pups seated next to their owner's desk. Walls painted with splashes of Google's iconic red, blue, yellow and green. Geeks and non-geeks alike crave this culture -- to say nothing of the financial perks. Getting through the doors, unfortunately, seems insurmountable. Hoards of candidates submit resumes each year, with only a small fraction getting an interview. The online application system -- or, as it's more appropriately nicknamed, "The Black Hole" -- is littered with so many resumes that even a top candidate would struggle to stand out. So how do you get a company to even notice your resume? Here are a few suggestions on how to reach One Microsoft Way, One Infinite Loop or wherever you'd like to go.
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