Friday, March 6, 2015

Mark Zuckerberg's One Rule For Hiring

When asked what he looks for in a prospective employee, facebook's founder said: 

"I will only hire someone to work directly for me if I would work for that person. "It's a pretty good test and I think this rule has served me well." 

He added: 

"Facebook is not a company for everyone in the world." 

Mark Zuckerberg, who is worth around $35bn, was speaking at a question-and-answer session the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona.

Facebook is one of the toughest technology companies to get hired by, because it has a relatively small staff compared to other Silicon Valley firms.

Mr Zuckerberg said: "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."

Among those hand-picked to work at the company by Mr Zuckerberg is Sheryl Sandberg, the chief operating officer. 

He told the audience he considered her a mentor who had helped him create a "healthy organisation".


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