Want to Work at Facebook? Act Like a Boss

Mark Zuckerberg

Mark ZuckerbergIn the recently released Forbes List of the richest people under 40, 5 people, did or do work for Facebook.  They include Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg, Co-founder Eduardo Salvarine,  Facebook Employee Number 3 Dustin Moskovitz, CEO of WhatsApp Jan Koum and Facebook’s First President Sean Parker.
Mark Zuckerberg delivered a keynote speech at the just concluded Mobile World Congress in Barcelona Spain during which he stated leadership skills are the most important element for anyone seeking to work at Facebook.  Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg and Employee Number 3 Dustin Moskovitz both showed exemplary leadership skills during their interviews prior to joining Facebook.

“I will only hire someone to work directly for me if I would work for that person,” he said at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona this week. “It’s a pretty good test and I think this rule has served me well, said Zuckerberg.  The CEO added he considered Sandberg a mentor. “Hiring a person who clearly has the gumption to be your boss one day — and might even have his or her eye on the top job — shows an element of self-confidence” he added.

Act Like a boss and you may just land at Facebook


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Eric writes on business, govt policy and enterprise tech.