It turns out that a new haircut, a quick polish of your smart shoes and a suit is not all you need to impress at a job interview. At least not according to Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg, who says there’s just one test he uses for potential employees.
The billionaire would only hire someone he himself would want to work for.. So far, it seems the test has served the billionaire entrepreneur well.
He employed Sheryl Sandberg as his chief operating officer and now considers her a mentor.
Facebook has more than a billion users but its workforce is relatively small, with fewer than 10,000 people employed by the company. Rivals Google have almost 54,000 employees.
Even though we doubt Zuckerberg interviewed all 10,000 of his workers, the test has made the 30-year-old one of the most successful businessmen in the world.
As a parting shot, the billionaire told the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona that the most important thing when looking for a job is to “just have faith in yourself and trust yourself”
Going by that criterion: If we were starting a business at the age of 19, how many people would we hire?