Google Looking To Hire Engineers Proficient in Microsoft Office
Recently updated job postings at Google shows the company looking for hires that are very proficient in Microsoft Office programs, with Excel and PowerPoint being the two most important. Everything from a hire to help Google's board, to a specialist to work with YouTube, to a DoubleClick account manager Down Under -- each one cites Office proficiency as a requirement to handle the job. Of course, it's clear that each of these positions may need Office skills by default, but it's very interesting that Google would take something that could easily be assumed (ability to use Excel, for instance) and make it a clear part of the job.
A fancier version of Google Spreadsheets? Sure, we could get into that.