When you go into a job interview you are generally asked questions such as “Why do you want this job?,” “Why should we hire you?,” “Where do you see yourself in five years?” and the mindfuck query of “What is your greatest weakness?” However Facebook isn’t your typical company and Mark Zuckerberg isn’t your typical CEO.
When you build a mega-beast of a company that is worth more than $200 billion you are doing something right. So it’s hard to argue with Zuckerberg’s hiring practices that have escalated his tech colossus into one of the top companies on the entire planet.
Zuckerberg gave some fascinating insight into how he hires a person. On Wednesday, at the 2015 Mobile World Congress in Barcelona (The world’s largest exhibition for the mobile industry) he gave a town hall meeting. The Facebook CEO revealed the one simple question that he asks before he brings them aboard the social network that boasts an estimated 900,000,000 monthly visitors and nearly 1.4 billion monthly active users.
“I will only hire someone to work directly for me if I would work for that person,” Zuckerberg told the group.
“It’s a pretty good test.”
So that’s it. Just master that one question and you’ll be raking in major cash and working at Facebook in no time. I don’t have the answer on how you actually procure an interview with Zuckerberg face-to-face, that’s your problem. I’m just giving you the tools to succeed if you are ever presented with that highly unlikely scenario. What are you doing still reading this? Get to work, I so graciously provided you the keys to success, now just get an interview with the 30-year-old Facebook founder who’s net worth is $35.8 billion.