Article provided by Pierre Zarokian of iclimber
The typical interview process at any given company may include an online application, a phone interview and, if you’re lucky, an in-person interview or two. But for a few potential Facebook employees, the interview process includes a walk through the woods with Mark Zuckerberg, the founder of the social networking site.
The New York Times reports that several people were personally invited by Mr. Zuckerberg to a walk through the woods along an area of Palo Alto outside of Stanford University.
Although the people who were invited to the hike did not disclose their names, (because they signed a nondisclosure agreement with Facebook), they did reveal the rare experience of skipping the typical interview process.
One potential employee described the courting process. “I opened my e-mail one morning and there was a message from Mark Zuckerberg. I almost choked on my coffee,” the person told the New York Times. “He asked me to come down to the Facebook campus in Palo Alto to discuss possibly working for the company.”
So what did one of the richest men in the world say to these individuals? He told one potential employee — who owned a small start-up Facebook wanted to purchase — that money was not an object and that if they wanted the position, the paperwork was ready to go. Another potential employee was told that Facebook would one day be bigger than all the other major tech companies in Silicon Valley like Apple and Hewlett Packard and that if they jumped on board, they could be “a part of it all.”
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