Hiring Tip From Facebook Inc (FB) CEO Mark Zuckerberg
It is a rare scene to witness one of the fast growing companies CEO providing tips on hiring. And when it was known that it was none other than the founder of Facebook Inc (NASDAQ:FB), Mark Zuckerberg, the interest level to know at least doubles.
While speaking at the Mobile World Congress during the week, Facebook Inc (NASDAQ:FB) CEO disclosed the way he approaches a person while hiring. He was asked to explain as to what he would look for in a probable employee. His answer was simple. He said that he would hire a person to work with him directly and the criteria is whether he would work for that person. He pointed out that one such person was its COO, Sheryl Sandberg.
Zuckerberg termed it a good test and that it served his purpose very well. His net worth is approximately $35 billion currently. He said that both he and his team always look for candidates, whose values are aligned with it.
The 30-year-old CEO said that Facebook Inc (NASDAQ:FB) is not for everyone around the globe. When asked to explain what it was like to work with Sandberg, the social networking site CEO said he treated her like a mentor, which could be instrumental in creating a bigger enterprise and healthy organization.
Zuckerberg said that his company’s staff strength was comparatively smaller than other technology companies in the Silicon Valley. For instance, Google Inc (NASDAQ:GOOGL) has nearly 55,000 employees. The CEO said that it was a key part of the success as far as the social media was concerned.
He said that Facebook Inc (NASDAQ:FB) serves over a billion people throughout the world. However, its team has less than 10,000 people. He attributed it to the modern technology and large firms get bloated. The key to success is to keep faith and trust in ‘yourself’.
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