Top 10 Interview Tips for Facebook Jobs
February 28th, 2011 by lewisTweet
Many candidates work with us to get ready for their Facebook interviews. With great perks, valuable stock options, and an innovative product, it’s no wonder that Facebook is one of the most desirable companies to work for. To get ready for this dream job, here are the top 10 tips when getting ready for your Facebook interviews:
- Prepare for questions about you and your life goals. Common questions to expect include “Tell me about yourself,” “Why are you interested in Facebook,” “Where do you see yourself in 20 years,” and “What would you like to learn at Facebook.”
- Get ready for hypothetical interview questions. Some recent hypothetical interview questions include “Assume that Facebook is not blocked in China. What marketing strategies would you recommend to expand our user base in China?”
- Train for behavioral interview questions. Facebook has been known to ask behavioral interview questions such as “Tell me a time when you dealt with an angry advertiser.”
- Research the product. Be prepared for interview questions about what you like and don’t like about the product.
- Prepare for specialty interview topics. For example, candidates for the user operations analyst position must complete a writing assessment. Software engineers get whiteboard coding questions.
- Review Facebook’s Wikipedia page. Key areas to note: the product time line and the company’s business performance including their revenue model and advertising revenues.
- Read the latest Facebook news. Facebook’s blog is a great resource. Another fantastic resource is All Facebook, an industry blog that provides news and commentary on Facebook.
- Research what’s it like to work at Facebook. Ask your friends what it’s like to work at Facebook and how to best prepare for the interview. Also check out the Facebook employee profiles on the careers page.
- Read about other people’s Facebook interview experiences. Here’s a particularly insightful write-up from one blogger. You can find more Facebook interview experiences on Glassdoor.com.
- Practice interview questions with friends. The last tip (and possibly the most important) – don’t forget to practice interview questions with your friends.
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