Want to know how to ace a job interview with Mark Zuckerberg? It’s simple, just act like you are his boss.
At a town hall style Q&A at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona Wednesday afternoon, the Facebook CEO said he has one rule for hiring people to work for the social network.
“I will only hire someone to work directly for me if I would work for that person,” he said. “I think this rule has served me pretty well.”
“What it does mean, in an alternate universe, if things were different and I didn’t start the company, I would be happy to work for that person,” he said. “Or if Facebook just disappeared and I had to go find something else to go do, then I’d be happy to go work for that person.”
“I think as long as you have that as your rule for picking the people you work with, you’re not going to go wrong,” he continued.
“And if you’re building a big organization, then it also works many layers down. If each person is only hiring people to work directly for them who they would work for, then you’re probably going to get a pretty strong organization. So I think this rule has served me pretty well.”
One of those people who managed to pass the test with flying colors was the company's chief operating officer Sheryl Sandberg. Zuckerberg commented that he viewed Sandberg as a mentor and as someone who was instrumental in making Facebook a business and a "healthy organization."
..... Devashree Goenka