Could You Answer The Question That Facebook Asks Job Candidates?

by : Tom Percival on : 25 Feb 2016 11:01

Social media colossus Facebook has lifted the lid on what it takes to get a job at the company.

Business Insider recently revealed that Facebook is apparently the number one place to work in America and is also the most highly sought after place to work as well, so as you’d imagine job candidates go through an extremely meticulous interview process to get their foot in the door.


Miranda Kalinowski, Facebook’s global head of recruiting, gave a glimpse into the social media giant’s hiring process in a recent interview and as you imagine it’s not easy.

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Kalinowski highlighted one question in particular that’s popular with interviewers at Facebook, which she claims gives the company some insight into ‘what the candidate is truly passionate about’ and whether that passion is a good fit for Facebook.

It’s definitely not an easy one to come up with off the top of your head — do you think you could answer it?


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?


If answered honestly, the question should be a ‘genuine expression of pride and purpose’ from the candidate. So for me the answer would be, “I just finished a busy day flying a plane mainly because I hear pilots do well on Tinder.”

Guess that’s me out of a job at Facebook then…

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Tom Percival

More of a concept than a journalist, Tom Percival was forged in the bowels of Salford University from which he emerged grasping a Masters in journalism. Since then his rise has been described by himself as ‘meteoric’ rising to the esteemed rank of Social Editor at UNILAD as well as working at the BBC, Manchester Evening News, and ITV. He credits his success to three core techniques, name repetition, personality mirroring, and never breaking off a handshake.

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