Mark Zuckerberg’s Favorite Interview Question

March 26, 2015

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To land a job at Facebook, you have to give the right answer to one question. But unfortunately, you don’t get to answer that question: only the interviewer does. For Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg, hiring a new candidate all comes down to this: “Would I work for that person?”


At the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona Zuckerberg said, “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. 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.”

It’s a simple question and one that won’t be uttered out loud, but it’s a great thing to think about as you prep for your next big interview. The stakes are high in a job interview and this question proves it. Your interviewer is not only seeing if you tick the boxes on their checklist but they’re thinking about you as a potential coworker, manager, or business partner.

Craft your interview responses in a way that shows off your strengths and smarts in business and in life. Only then can an interviewer see your true potential. There’s one other way to think about this. Would you want to work for yourself? Hopefully the answer is yes!



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