CEO Mark Zuckerberg overseeing the office plans (Credit: Facebook)
CEO Mark Zuckerberg overseeing the office plans (Credit: Facebook)

One of the most successful and relatively young entrepreneurs of the world, Mark Zuckerberg, has given some career advice to those who are seeking a job in Facebook. 

Recently, when the 30-year-old was speaking at Barcelona's Mobile World Congress – the world's biggest mobile phone spectacle - he was asked what exactly the company seeks in a potential employee. Interestingly, Zuckerberg's answer was straightforward as well as noteworthy.

"I will only hire someone to work directly for me if I would work for that person," Zuckerberg told the gathering at a town hall meeting. "It's a pretty good test and I think this rule has served me well."

Zuckerberg, who currently boasts a net worth of around $35 billion, explained that he and his team looks for people whose values align with that of the company's. "Facebook is not a company for everyone in the world," he further said.

But, the hiring rule adopted by Zuckerberg and his team isn't something of a myth. Of the people who clearly passed the newly-revealed test is Sheryl Sandberg, the company's chief operating officer, who was hand-picked by Zuckerberg for the job.

Also, when asked by an audience member what it is like to work with Sandberg, Zuckerberg said that he considers her as a mentor. He further described her as someone who has been influential in building Facebook into a business and also a "healthy organisation".

Do you think Mark Zuckerberg's hiring process is somewhat unorthodox? Or would you have the perfect answer to his question that's stated above? Let us know.