Facebook's head of recruiting explains the company's top 3 approaches to finding exceptional employees


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CEO Mark Zuckerberg celebrates Facebook's IPO on May 18, 2012.

Facebook, named the best place to work in America, is a magnet for top talent.


The social network now has 13,000 employees across more than 64 offices around the world, and its recruiting efforts are critical to scaling both its size and ambition.

Miranda Kalinowski, Facebook's global head of recruiting, told Business Insider that its recruiting process aims to get a glimpse of who the candidate is as a person and whether they genuinely believe in the company's mission "to give people the power to share and make the world more open and connected."

"We want to make sure that we approach recruiting in the same way that we approach the design of the product and the services that we deliver to the world," Kalinowski said. "And that's with the focus on connection. We want to connect to our candidates in the recruiting or interviewing process pretty deeply."

While the talent search and interview process differs slightly among teams and subsidiaries like Instagram and Oculus VR, we've broken down the main ways Facebook finds exceptional talent.