How to Land Your Dream Job in Tech, According to Industry Experts

  • Landing your dream tech job is difficult, but now could be the perfect time to start your journey. 
  • Meta, Google, Amazon, Salesforce, and Apple have hundreds, if not thousands, of available jobs.
  • Insider has collected the most helpful articles on how to land a job at these tech giants. 

Despite record-breaking levels of quits across the US workforce, the

technology industry

is booming.

In 2021, CompTIA’s Workforce and Learning Trends report predicted the tech industry would grow to 12.4 million employees. And as the industry grew, so did salaries. Tech job salaries increased 6.9% from 2020 to 2021, according to a Dice report, and in 2021, the average salary of a US-based worker in the technology industry was $152,000, according to Hired’s annual State of Tech Salaries report

In other words, it’s never been a better time to chase your dreams of creating the next great technology breakthrough. 

Here are the things any job candidate looking to land a job at Meta, Google, Amazon, Salesforce, or Apple should know before starting the application process. 


Facebook metaverse entertainment meta

Facebook, now called Meta, has created a number of images to show how the metaverse might look in the future.


Whether you’re interested in helping build Meta’s virtual reality landscape, or growing one of the company’s existing applications, there are plenty of available positions within the social-networking company. 

Insider previously reported Meta is planning to hire 10,000 people over the next five years to build the metaverse, and the company has over 3,000 open roles at Facebook, Instagram, WhatsApp, and more, listed on its careers page.

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A Facebook VP of recruiting says using this tactic can help you land a coveted job at the company, where the average salary is just over $122,000 a year.

How to ace your interview at Facebook


Google headquarters is seen in Mountain View, California, United States on October 28, 2021.

Google headquarters is seen in Mountain View, California, United States on October 28, 2021.

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In 2020, Alphabet Inc., Google’s parent company, employed over 130,000 workers and announced the creation of its career-certificate program, a six-month program that teaches prospective employees tech skills, Insider previously reported. 

Additionally, in 2022, Google ranked number 7 on Glassdoor’s Best Places to Work list. The company has 5,000 job listings on its careers website. 

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Amazon & AWS 


An attendee demonstrates software during AWS re:Invent 2021, a conference hosted by Amazon Web Services, at The Venetian Las Vegas on November 30, 2021 in Las Vegas, Nevada.

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Amazon had an over $100 billion revenue increase during the pandemic, according to Forbes. And the company only continued to grow — announcing plans to hire more than 125,000 employees across the US.

These open jobs also come with high salaries, with Amazon Web Services workers on average earning a base salary well above $100,000. AWS alone has over 27,000 open roles.

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An Amazon recruiter breaks down 5 tips to land a role at AWS, which pays engineers as much as $185,000 in base salary.

Amazon is hiring for 500 data science roles right now. Here’s how much you can make as an engineer, researcher, and more.

Amazon launched a recruiting tool that offers senior engineers multiple jobs at once. Here’s how it can help you land one of 10,000 open roles.

How to master Amazon’s ruthless interview process and get a job there, according to insiders


Workers wear protective face masks outside Salesforce Tower as the city continues Phase 4 of re-opening following restrictions imposed to slow the spread of coronavirus on September 22, 2020 in New York City.

Workers wear protective face masks outside Salesforce Tower as the city continues Phase 4 of re-opening following restrictions imposed to slow the spread of coronavirus on September 22, 2020 in New York City.

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In 2021, Salesforce, the San Francisco-based software company, planned to add over 12,000 new jobs, bringing the total number of employees at the company that year to 56,000, Insider previously reported. 

Salesforce ranked number 10 on Glassdoor’s Best Places to Work in 2022 list, and currently lists 4,000 job opportunities on its website. 

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Here are the 3 questions Salesforce’s former chief recruiter asks nearly every job candidate — and the answers she wants to hear.

Here’s what it takes to get hired as a Salesforce expert, for jobs with six-figure salaries as high as $225,900

4 people share how they used Salesforce’s free online learning tool Trailhead to break into the tech industry and land great jobs.


An Apple store.

An Apple store boasts the tech company’s iconic fruit logo.

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Apple employs 80,000 people, according to the company’s job creation website, and ranked 56th in Glassdoor’s 2022 list of the 100 Best Places to Work.

The consumer electronics, software, and online services company remains hush-hush about its interview process, as Insider previously reported, but there is still plenty to know about how to land one of the company’s over 600 available US-based positions

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An ex-Apple engineer shares the simple interview advice that ‘really blew them away’ and landed her a job at the tech giant

An engineer who spent 15 years working at Apple shares what it takes to land a role at the tech giant, where engineers are paid over $100,000 a year

Both of these 21-year-old twins landed full-time jobs at Apple — here’s how it happened, and their best interview advice

General Advice 

Women in Tech

The “Women in Tech” stand at the Web Summit in Lisbon, Portugal on November 2, 2021.

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While the tech industry is creating the innovative and progressive products of the future, the industry’s hiring practices remain antiquated. 

Women in the tech industry face discrimination, sexual harassment, and a worsening gender pay gap. And in 2019, it was estimated that Black, Hispanic, and Indigenous workers made up only 5% of Silicon Valley’s tech workforce, according to a Wired survey

Insider compiled additional resources for women and underrepresented minorities looking to apply to the tech giants.

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Women in tech should use these two skills to excel in their careers, according to 6 female founders who’ve done it.

7 tech recruiters to know in 2022, whether you want to join a startup or an industry giant. 

I’m a vice president at Facebook who’s had to unlearn self-criticism. My advice to other women in tech: Don’t overfocus on weaknesses.


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