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Here at Facebook, we value work life balance and initiative. What personal software development projects have you worked on outside of work?

In addition to seeking candidates who have the skills and experience necessary to perform the job, hiring managers at Facebook want to make sure the individual will fit into their organization. This is why they are likely to ask you about activities outside of the workspace and personal interests you may have. Your ability to contribute to the corporate culture is equally as important as your ability to do the job. You should have some stories about your personal life prepared, just in case the interviewer asks about this.

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  • 2. Here at Facebook, we value work life balance and initiative. What personal software development projects have you worked on outside of work?

      How to Answer

      In addition to seeking candidates who have the skills and experience necessary to perform the job, hiring managers at Facebook want to make sure the individual will fit into their organization. This is why they are likely to ask you about activities outside of the workspace and personal interests you may have. Your ability to contribute to the corporate culture is equally as important as your ability to do the job. You should have some stories about your personal life prepared, just in case the interviewer asks about this.

      Answer Example

      "As odd as it sounds, I do enjoy programming and creating applications outside of work. I enjoy this because it allows me to test my skills and utilize new methods on applications I find interesting without the pressure of meeting a deadline or end-user requirements. I recently created a program that allows me to control several different Wi-Fi LTE devices in my home from my phone. The app has features similar to Amazon Alexa or Facebook, but with a customized interface and more efficient code."