Google has received more than 75,000 job applications in just seven days as the company announced that it would be recruiting 6,000 new employees in 2011.
The previous record at Google was 65,000 CVs received in one week back in 2007, 15 per cent less than the amount of resumes received in the latest recruitment drive.
Google has just over 24,000 employees and wants to increase this number to over 30,000 in 2011 as it plans to invest more in mobile services, online advertising and internet apps.
The world's largest internet-based company has now more than 120 million users for its Chrome browser, activates nearly 10 million Android devices every month and maintains an index of more than 100 Petabytes.
But it is also facing some serious competition for talents worldwide as well. A resurgent Microsoft has joined the ranks of Apple, Facebook, Twitter and a raft of other startups fighting for the best brains.
It is likely that quite a few of the new employees will end up working for Google Offers, the new service that will allow Google to compete with Groupon and Facebook's own Deals.
The online deal company Groupon employs more than 3,000 staff in 29 countries, making it a rather resource hungry service.