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Fridays in the Lab: Hiring Insights from Mark Zuckerberg

Posted by Erin Borgerson on June 14, 2013

Whether you love him, hate him or have no idea who he is, Mark Zuckerberg will go down in the books as the founding father of social media. But he's more than just a co-founder of Facebook, he has built an 2,000-person strong team located in Silicon Valley from just a two-person team headquartered in a Harvard dorm room.

Although this video is two years old, and Facebook has grown significantly during this time, the lesson is still extremely relevant: Hire for talent, not experience. Take two minutes to watch the video, and ask yourself, "What do I hire for?"

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Erin Borgerson

About the Author

Erin is the Director of Marketing, Crisis Controller and Culture Ambassador (the last two titles she gave to herself) who joined the Hireology team in April of 2012. As a certified Inbound Marketer, Erin manages Hireology's marketing department, the Hireology Blog, and media relations. She is also a co-leader of the Chicago Hubspot User Group which brings together Hubspot users from around the Chicagoland area. Erin set off to Chicago after graduating from Western Michigan University. In her spare time she can be found shaking it in a Zumba class, reading a bestseller, or drinking a craft beer on her Wrigleyville porch.