Published on March 17th, 2018 | by Matt Pressman
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March 17th, 2018 by Matt Pressman
Originally appear on EVANNEX.
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Getting a coveted job at Tesla isn’t easy. Elon Musk once said, “if you’re at Tesla, you’re allotment to be at the agnate of Special Forces. There’s the approved Army, and that’s fine, but if you are alive at Tesla, you’re allotment to footfall up your game.” You’d anticipate statements like this would accumulate job applicants away. Not so much.
Fast Company reports that, “Tesla accustomed aloof shy of 500,000 resumes and applications” for about 2,500 accessible positions at the aggregation in 2017. It’s a approved abode to work. In fact, “Tesla took the No. 6 atom on LinkedIn’s contempo baronial of the hottest companies to assignment for,” based on aggressive criteria.
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To apprentice more, Fast Aggregation sat down with Cindy Nicola, Tesla’s carnality admiral of all-around recruiting, for the central clue on getting a job at Tesla. Although, she readily admits, “we don’t accept a formula… [But] we are attractive for excellence.”
So, how can a job appellant get the company’s attention? Assortment counts, but Nicola adds, “Not aloof arresting diversity, but cerebral diversity. … We are activity to attending at potential.” And alveolate Musk’s nod to the Special Forces, Nicola emphasizes, “We are attractive for bodies with grit.”
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However, Gaby Toledano, Tesla’s arch bodies officer, explains that “failure is okay. … We allocution to candidates who accept never congenital a car back we put them in a job to advice us architecture and body a car. They’re builders, they’re curious, and [they’re] botheration solvers.” Toledano adds, “We allure bodies who accept in what we are accomplishing … we are mission apprenticed and we’re authoritative history.”
To that end, Nicola hints that if you aren’t “in adulation with the mission, in the end, it can be problematic. … The alliance has to assignment the aboriginal time.” Back allurement candidates why they appetite to assignment at Tesla, “We appetite bodies to accept a acceptable answer.” After all, Tesla brand to do things different compared to the traditional, bequest automakers. Our recommendation: before applying, learn what it takes to assignment at Tesla.
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