Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg tells us how to nail that job interview
Quiet down class, Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg has been dishing out his job interview advice and we reckon he knows a thing or two about career success.
Speaking at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona this week, instead of boring everyone with long-winded anecdotes, he nailed it with just ONE piece of killer advice.
‘I will only hire someone to work directly for me if I would work for that person,’ Zuckerberg revealed to a captive Q&A audience.
‘It’s a pretty good test and I think this rule has served me well,’ he added.
So, there you have it: the way to get hired by one of the most powerful CEOs in the world is make him want to work for you. Yikes.
Inspired by Mark Zuckerberg, here are five other pieces of top career advice from the best in the business:
1. Sheryl Sandberg
‘When Mark was wooing me to join Facebook it didn’t occur to me to negotiate. I thought his first offer was a great offer, I was thrilled and ready to say yes, until my husband said, “You won’t be valued unless you negotiate”.’
2. Anna Wintour
‘People work better when they have responsibility. Even if you aren’t sure of yourself, pretend that you are, because it makes it clearer to everyone else.’
3. Oprah Winfrey
‘You know you are on the road to success if you would do your job, and not be paid for it.’
4. Hillary Clinton
‘One of the best pieces of advice that I ever heard from anyone was Eleanor Roosevelt in the 1920s, who said that women in politics or in public roles should grow skin like a rhinoceros. I think there’s some truth to that.’
5. Jill Abramson
‘It can be best to get passed over for a job as there may be a better job out there.’