CEO Sundar Pichai recalls Google job interview, 'I thought Gmail was a joke'


For Sundar Pichai, the CEO of Google, getting a job at the company wan’t as easy as one would have thought. 

Pichai, who joined Google in 2004, says he was interviewed on April fool’s day. Google had just introduced its email service Gmail, and much like many people, he thought Gmail was a prank from the company. 

At a fireside chat at his alma mater the Indian Institute of Technology-Kharagpur (IIT-K), Pichai recalled being asked about Gmail a couple of times. 

“I hadn’t had a chance to use it (access to Gmail was invite-only at the time), I thought it was an April fool’s joke,” he told the 3,500 students assembled Read more…

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Source: Mashable

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