Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg reveals his one rule for hiring
Zuckerberg was present as a speaker at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona this week
Founder and CEO of Facebook Mark Zuckerberg was present as a speaker at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona this week.
Asked what he looks for in a prospective employee, the 30-year-old Facebook CEO revealed the one rule he uses when hiring staff.
The social network'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 also added: "Facebook is not a company for everyone in the world."
Zuckerberg has in fact hired some of the most prominent technology executives in the field. However, compared with other Silicon Valley firms, Facebook's staff is relatively small.
"The most important thing is to keep your team as small as possible" Zuckerberg said on that matter "[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."