Google is going all-out for April Fools’ Day in 2011. It’s like they spend all year thinking these pranks up. First there’s Gmail Motion, then the great font crisis, and now they’re hiring auto-completers!
To be an autocompleter, you must move to an obscure location like Mountainview, CA. You must be really good at predicting peoples’ thoughts before they’re finished with them. “Don’t worry,” Google assures job-seekers, “After a few million predictions you’ll grow the required reflexes.”
You’ve got to be able to type a relatively reasonable 32,000 WPM, be willing to travel to Nauru and Tuvalu to catalog local trends, and oh, yeah – you’ve got to have a psychic degree. Because apparently, those exist.
“I go through a new keyboard about every 8 days,” says the Autocompleter in the job recruitment video. “But we’re Google, so whatever it takes to get results to our users faster, we’re going to do it.”
Interested in the job? Just add it to your job cart. (What? In these trying times, you didn’t realize that you just had to shop online to land employment?)