Would you pass the Mark Zuckerberg test? Facebook founder reveals his hiring rule


Ever wanted to know what it’s like being interviewed by one of the richest people on the planet?

Mark Zuckerberg, founder of the all-consuming social networking force Facebook, has revealed what he looks for in a new employee.

Speaking at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, the billionaire explained he only hires people he would be happy to work for.

“I will only hire someone to work directly for me if I would work for that person,” Zuckerberg told the audience.

“It’s a pretty good test and I think this rule has served me well.”

He admitted not everyone would be suited to working at his company and he chose people who fit in with Facebook’s values.

“Facebook is not a company for everyone in the world,” he said.

He also said there was a reason Facebook has less than a fifth of the employees as Google.

“The most important thing is to keep your team as small as possible.”

“[Facebook] serves more than a billion people around the world but our team has fewer than 10,000 people. It’s only possible because of modern technology. Big companies get bloated.”

He also had some advice for others.

“When you’re young you hear that you don’t have experience to do things, that there are people that have more experience than you. I started Facebook when I was 19,” he said.

“Don’t discount yourself, no matter what you’re doing. Everyone has a unique perspective that they can bring to the world.”


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