In an interview to Glassdoor, Lori Goler said Facebook’s culture is a fascination for the tech press and the world at large, so articles abound – use them! Scour on stock analysts’ calls’ transcripts and earnings articles to learn directly from the source what’s currently most important to Facebook. That scoop will help you make the case for why you’re the best person to help Facebook achieve these goals.
Goler said Facebook sits on two cultural aspects-Builder and Learner. “What that means is that we are never done. We’re always looking at something and thinking. ‘That works pretty well but it can be even better.’ That’s true of every person on every job in every location across the globe for us,” she said. It’s more about your mindset versus your experience, though some of your experience can, of course, reflect your mindset, she says.
Goler said craft your résumé to highlight points in your career in which you built something new and mastered new skills. Once you’re in the hot seat at the interview, express through both explicit statements and your overall attitude that building and learning are goals as core to you as they are to Facebook.
Got the job? Congrats! Get ready to build your own corner of the world at Facebook. While the company conducts thorough orientations and employs “lots of rituals to help new people onboard and understand the culture,” Goler says the company trusts the right people have “self-selected into this environment” during the recruitment process.
Goler told Glassdoor that Facebook has “always been a culture that is really focused on honesty and transparency. “The ‘social norm’ at Facebook is to be pulled into hard conversations with no preparation necessary, which can be difficult for newbies at first. What we say is that the more frequently you hop on them, the less hard they are,” Goler says.