A lot of people say finding a job is like dating. Whether Mark Zuckerberg believes that is known only to himself. But he’s smart enough to recognize that some quality alone time is a good way to convince people he wants them to join Facebook.
Working at Facebook adds to your cred as a potential rock star. Those identified as already being rock stars — either by Facebook’s management together or Zuckerberg alone, another thing that’s not known — get special treatment. Often it’s an e-mail out of the blue from the 27-year-old boss, followed by a private meeting, and then an invitation to walk through the woods near Stanford University.
One walkee said the whole thing was “pretty disorienting.”
“Zuckerberg said money wasn’t an object and that if I wanted the job — and why wouldn’t I, he questioned — the paperwork was already ready to go back at the office,” said the person, who ran a small start-up Mr. Zuckerberg was trying to acquire. “The entire experience was totally surreal. I really felt like I was on a date.”
And people say there’s no romance in job hunting.
Source: The New York Times