Say what you want about Mark Zuckerberg, but the guy knows how to close a deal. One, there's the whole "Facebook" thing he got going, and two, there's the manner in which he gets his employees for this "Facebook." You didn't think he was one of those bosses who wasn't involved in every step of the hiring process, did you? Pfft, you could never work at Facebook.
So, okay, picture it. You're a really smart guy or gal who's applied or been recruited to the social networking site. You make it past the first nine rounds, possibly even a game of Russian Roulette. (Who knows what the process is like?) The Big Man has made his decision and he wants you to join the team. How does he extend the offer? Hint: It'll make your marriage proposal look like Amateur Night at the Apollo.
He takes you on a walk. Not just any walk. A walk through the majestic woods of Palo Alto that leads to a bluff overlooking the entire city. And it is there that he makes the offer. One prospective client who went through the process said that Zuckerberg also mentioned that "money was no object." Seems pretty surreal, no? Seems borderline ... romantic.
Which, I guess, in a way, it is. I mean, if one wants to work for a company like Facebook, a company that, presumably, works all the time, you have to kind of be in love with it. You definitely need to be attracted to it. And you sure as crap better be ready to make one hell of a commitment to it.
And remember, if you ever want to leave, be prepared for one ugly divorce.
What do you think of Mark Zuckerberg's hiring process?
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