Facebook Jobs: How to Get a Job at Facebook in 5 Easy Steps


Want to get one of the coveted Facebook jobs? Below is a simple guide on how to do exactly that.

Facebook is one of the giants like Amazon, Google, Apple, and Microsoft—and one of the most desirable places to work. It offers competitive salaries, great perks, and diverse career opportunities. But where it really shines is its culture.

Your hours are flexible—just do a great job.
Your supervision is minimal—you’re your own boss.

And the products you build will help billions of people—literally. You get to see your work in action simply by scrolling through Facebook.

So how do you get a job at Facebook? And not just any job. How do you get a higher-paying position like a software engineer or a project manager?

In this guide, you’ll learn how to :
  1. Clean up your Facebook profile;
  2. Research Facebook jobs and pick the best one;
  3. Apply for a Facebook job;
  4. Ace the Facebook interview;
  5. Negotiate salary and Employee Stock Options;

Let’s get started.

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Not surprisingly, the first place Facebook recruiters will look at will be…

Your Facebook profile.

So make it shine!

And don’t forget to clean up your other social media profiles, too. Google your name to see what comes up. You might find a few surprises.

For example, here is what comes up if you Google Mark Zuckerberg.


Of course, Mark Zuckerberg has a huge online presence.

But what about you? Google your name NOW. What do you see? That’s exactly what your recruiters will see. Are you happy with it? Not so happy? 

Here is how to clean up your online presence:

  • Update ALL your details as needed on your Facebook About Page.
  • Copy/paste the updated information from Facebook like your resume and your work history on your LinkedIn profile.
  • Check your Twitter or Instagram profiles (if you have them) and copy/paste the bio line to be consistent with your Facebook and LinkedIn profiles;
  • Check any other online sites and consider deleting those you don’t want your recruiters to see;
  • Google your name, click on images and consider deleting images you don’t want your recruiters to see;
  • If you have a personal website or blog, consider writing a new post;
  • Do the same from your phone to make sure it all looks good, and you didn’t miss anything;
  • Finally, ask your friends to Google your name and see if they dig up something you missed;

Yes, it’ll take time. But it’s worth it. After all, you’re prepping to get a job not just at any company but at a social media giant! 

And now, let’s talk about researching Facebook jobs.

How do you research Facebook jobs? (And how do you pick the best one?)

To get a job at Facebook, you’ve got to know exactly what you want.

Sure, it sounds easy. Yet many applicants don’t do enough research. And so they fail to match their skills (and dreams) to available Facebook jobs.

You don’t want to be one of them.

Do your research!

Here is how:

  • Read EVERYTHING on Facebook Careers page;
  • Go to sites like Glassdoor or Indeed, search for Facebook and read EVERYTHING;
  • Go to Facebook’s LinkedIn page, read EVERYTHING and see if you’re connected to any Facebook employees;
  • Message your LinkedIn Facebook connections and ask what it’s like to work at Facebook (mention that you’re looking to apply for a job there);
  • Create a spreadsheet with available Facebook jobs (we love using Google Sheets);
  • Narrow down your choice of open jobs by position, salary, career growth, and Employee Stock Options amount (we’ll explain later why this is important);

But wait…

How do you narrow down your choice? How do you pick the best job? We’ll talk about a secret way on how to do exactly that later in the article.

For now, here is a quick tip.

Write a list of your goals for the next ten years:

  • What’s your dream career? 
  • What skills do you have now, and what skills do you want to develop in the future?
  • How much money do you want to make?
  • How long do you want to stay on Facebook?
  • And finally, which team excites you the most?

Remember, a huge part of your job is people. Even if you get a nice salary, if you don’t like the people you’re working with, is it worth it?


Now you’re ready to apply.

How do you apply for a Facebook job? (And where do you do it?)

The most surprising thing is…

Now that Facebook rolled out its new feature—Jobs—you can apply for Facebook jobs directly on Facebook. 

Play with it to see what jobs come up for you. It’s fun. But we recommend you apply on the Facebook Jobs site.

The process is pretty simple. 

For example, let’s say you’re applying for a software engineer position. 

Search facebook jobs

You can either:

  • Select the job by Area of Work, Location, Brand, or Employment Type;
  • Or type the exact title of the position you’re looking for (from your spreadsheet);

Then follow the prompts and submit your application. Done! 

The next step is the interview. 

How do you ace the Facebook interview? (And how to prepare for it?)

Facebook has a great guide on how to prepare for an interview. In particular, how to prepare for an interview as a software engineer.

The best practice is to follow Facebook’s guidelines and to do your own research on typical interview questions for your position. Then prepare for both.

For example, you’d want to know what Facebook is looking for in an ideal candidate. 

Here are Facebook’s 5 Core Values:

  1. Be bold.
  2. Focus on impact.
  3. Move fast.
  4. Be open.
  5. Build social value

Do you think you can do all five? How do you understand them? What will they mean to you once you’re an employee? These are great questions to ask someone who already works at Facebook.

Once you gathered all possible interview questions (from researching them online and possibly from asking Facebook employees), print them out and do the following:

  • Answer all interview questions in writing;
  • Read your answers out loud in front of the mirror, or better yet to a friend;
  • Record yourself, then watch the recording to see if anything is amiss;

The time you’ll spend on this will give you an advantage over other applicants as not many people go through this trouble. If you will, you’ll have a higher chance of getting a Facebook job.

How many Employee Stock Options can you get at Facebook?

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How do you negotiate your Facebook salary? (And why are Employee Stock Options so important?)

If only acing your Facebook interview was enough! There is one more very important part to prepare for.

Salary negotiation.

And not only a salary, for that matter. But your entire compensation package, which includes Employee Stock Options (although Facebook is likely to use Restricted Stock Units).

Employee Stock Options aren’t just a perk on top of your salary. Stock options represent real money. And if you manage your options well, they can earn you a good chunk of cash. In some cases, they can help you get financially independent and retire early.

That’s why they’re an important part of your overall compensation.

And that’s why we started GrowthAdvisor

Our mission is to help employees like you to get the compensation you deserve—actual cash (salary) plus an opportunity to own a piece of the company (stock options) and to share in the company’s future success. 

With our FREE tool, you can calculate the salary you can ask for. And you can calculate the number of stock options you can ask for. 

Here, try it for yourself.

see which company will earn you the most in Employee Stock Options

Pretty neat, isn’t it?

But wait, there is more.

Not only can we calculate your compensation.

We can also predict your compensation for up to 10 years into the future. At any company. For any job. Because…

We have developed the world’s first stock-worth predicting platform. 

So you can enter any number of Facebook jobs into our tool. Or Amazon jobs. Or Google jobs or any jobs, for that matter.

 We’ll gather the data for you in seconds and present you with simple charts and graphs.

Not only can you forget about spending time on doing the research yourself. It’s fun!

We think you’ll love comparing companies the best. See which company will make you more money.

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 To give you the most reliable real-world data, we have analyzed over 800,000 companies. And we’re adding more companies every day.

Imagine what you can do with this information in your hands.

You can negotiate a salary and equity. You can negotiate a promotion.

And you don’t have to do it alone. You can collaborate with your colleagues and negotiate together. 

Here are some of the awesome things you can do with GrowthAdvisor:

  • Predict your Employee Stock Options’ worth;
  • Predict your Employee Stock Options’ earnings;
  • Negotiate for more Employee Stock Options;
  • Negotiate for a higher salary;
  • Compare companies;
  • Compare compensations;
  • Decide when to look for a new job (to get paid more);
  • Map out the next 10 years of your career ;
  • Track your Employee Stock Options’ worth with weekly alerts;
With GrowthAdvisor, you can make the smartest career decisions. 

A wrong job could cost you years of your life and thousands (if not millions) in lost income. Or rather, in the income you never got because you didn’t know you could ask for it.

Plus, if, for some reason, you’re unhappy at your new Facebook job, GrowthAdvisor can help you find a better job at Facebook and help you excel in your Facebook Career. And you’ll know exactly when it’s the right time to quit your current job and to apply for a new one.

This information is priceless. Wouldn’t you say?

We think so too.

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Final Thoughts

Facebook jobs are some of the most wanted jobs on the market (as of this writing).

If Facebook hires you, not only do you get to work at a great company with a great culture. A Facebook job on your resume will advance your career. Plus, of course, you get awesome perks and compensation.

An important part of your compensation will be your Employee Stock Options. Use our tool to see how much they’re worth and how much you can ask for. Then make sure to bring this information to your interview.

Good luck!

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Next Steps

Want to get started?

Compare jobs with our FREE tool ⟶

Want to read more?

Check out our post on Amazon Jobs: The 10 Easy Steps on How to Get Hired ⟶

Want to keep exploring?

See How to Negotiate Salary: The Best Tips and Free Resources ⟶

Questions? Email our team at support@growthadvisorhq.com

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