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Facebook CEO reveals his one rule for hiring staff

Facebook is deemed as one of the toughest technology companies to get hired by because it has a relatively small workforce compared with…

The boss of Facebook Mark Zuckerberg has revealed that he only hires people that he would have as a boss.

When asked at a recent question and answer session what he looks for in a prospective employee, the social network’s founder and CEO 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 added: “Facebook is not a company for everyone in the world.”

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The entrepreneur was speaking at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona where he held a question and answer session.

Facebook is deemed as one of the toughest technology companies to get hired by because it has a relatively small workforce compared with other Silicon Valley firms.

Zuckerberg said: “The most important thing is to keep your team as small as possible.

“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.”

The test has seen Zuckerberg hire some of the most famous technology executives in the world. Sheryl Sandberg, for instance, was chosen by Zuckerberg to be chief operating officer at Facebook

He told the audience he considered her a mentor who had helped him create a “healthy organisation”.

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