Facebook IPO: My Missed Millionaire Opportunity
Thanks for your interest in Facebook. I would like to set up a time to understand your background a bit more in detail. Would you be available between 10:30am and 12:00pm pst? Looking forward to speaking with you! Regards, Jane.
Jane Doe | Facebook Recruiting (:: 650-XXX-XXXX
8:: 1601 S California Avenue | Palo Alto, CA | 94304
Back in September 2009, I was in between jobs and looking for a way to stay afloat while we all recovered from the worst recession since the Great Depression. I was going back and forth with a social media company that was gaining a lot of media buzz. You might have heard of them. Does Facebook ring a bell? My skills lined up. I thought I did well on the recruiter phone interview. After some back and forth on the phone and over emails, my lead went cold.
Thinking back, I was a little greener and not as hungry. My effort was half hearted at best since I wasn’t keen on moving from Los Angeles and my present day, motivated alter ego was years away from surfacing. Could I have worked harder? Could I have done more to get past the recruiter and in front of the hiring manager? We will never know, but as Mark Zuckerberg gets ready to file for Facebook’s IPO, I can’t help but wonder, what if?
What are your thoughts on Facebook’s IPO? Do you have a What If moment?