Killer Interview Question: Have You Improved The Careers Of Other People?

This week's KIQ comes from Facebook's global head of engineering and infrastructure Jay Parikh, who uses the question to weed out "empire builders, self-servers and whiners". Brutal. Read on to find out more.

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Facebook's work culture is all about team work and having soft skills that contribute to that will give job candidates a leg up when applying for a role at the company. The ability to play nice with others is crucial.

That's why Parikh likes to ask this question: "Can you tell me about four people whose careers you have fundamentally improved?"

The objective of this question is to weed out the selfish people who are only interested in their own agendas. Parikh's advice to job candidates who are faced with this question is to "demonstrate that their priorities are company, team and self — in that order" in their answers.

How would you tackle this question? Let us know in the comments.

[Via The Harvard Business Review/Business Insider Australia]


    Do you want four times I quit, allowing a junior to take my place?
    Or just all the times I underperformed - and was passed over for promotion?

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