If Mark Zuckerberg invited you for a walk in the woods, would you go?
If you're a goat, chicken, or pig — run away now. If you're eager for a shot at working for Facebook, however, grab your hiking boots.
The 26-year-old CEO, who made news in May for his decision to personally kill the food he eats, has now also revealed a unique hiring process: taking prospective employees on a hike behind his company's Palo Alto headquarters.
According to the NY Times, Zuckerberg pitches you the entire time on why working for the social networking site is the best move — and then sets it up with a dramatic scenic ending. Cue music. From the site:
"Another person who was taken on the same walk last year said that when they arrived at the end of the trail, they were confronted with an amazing view of Palo Alto. There, Mr. Zuckerberg stood and explained the technological history of the area." “'He pointed out Apple’s headquarters, then Hewlett-Packard and a number of other big tech companies,' the individual explained. 'Then he pointed to Facebook and said that it would eventually be bigger than all of the companies he had just mentioned, and that if I joined the company, I could be a part of it all.'"
We can't blame Mark for wanting to get out of the office — and using nature to setup your pitch is a pretty slick move. Just make sure you're in fairly good shape before the interview.
Check out some pictures of the scenic hike behind Facebook HQ over at Gizmodo.