Examples of previous experience and references from past employers may be enough to swing an interview in some industries, but not at Facebook where hiring managers are decidedly pickier.
Miranda Kalinowshi is Facebook's Global Head of Recruiting. She argues that there is one question that the tech giant uses to assess all potential staff. She told Business Insider that they ask all candidates: “On your very best day at work – the day you come home and think you have the best job in the world – what did you do that day?”
According to Kalinowshi, the question tests whether applicants' answers coincide with Facebook’s mission statement, to “give people the power to share and make the world more open and connected”.
Kalinowshi continued: “We want to make sure that we approach recruiting in the same way that we approach the design of the product and the services that we deliver to the world. And that's with the focus on connection. We want to connect to our candidates in the recruiting or interviewing process pretty deeply.
“Anyone who listens to Mark will hear him say that we've still got 5 billion people to connect. No one should be resting on their laurels. That sense of urgency and the energy around it are infectious.”
Facebook recently made the list of the top 20 most desired British employers, at number eight. Take a look at the full list here.