In a brief strip in April’s Fast Company, there a list of things and the chances of them happening. Getting a job at Google comes in at 0.005%, with getting a product accepted by Walmart (2%), getting a start up accepted at Y Combinator (3%) and getting in to Stanford Graduate School of Business (7%) all coming in higher.
Does that mean that if you dream of working at Google, you should give up on the dream? Of course not. But it’s a lot harder than you think – and if it’s your only dream you could be disappointed.
As we’ve said so many times before, there are hundreds of thousands of great companies you could be happy at. Don’t get fixated on the consumer brands you know.