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SVIGetting a job at Google or a hot startup like Facebook can be a painful process.


* An Ivy League degree
* A 4.0 GPA (even if you're in your 30s)
* The ability to answer inane interview questions.
* An ardent desire to bring about world peace through a search engine or a social network. (Or the ability to fake one.)
* And, you know, complete and utter competence at the job.

Facebook engineers seem particularly hard to please. Consider this anecdote posted to by a former job applicant:

15 Google-y Perks That Will Make You Jealous (GOOG, YHOO, MSFT)