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Tesla Motors Interview Questions

28 Tesla Motors Interview Questions
Question 1 of 28
Have you ever had a conflict with a boss or professor? How was it resolved?
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Employers want to know that you are respectful of your leaders, and while you do not always have to agree with your leader, that you communicate respectfully.

Share with the interviewer a time when you have disagreed with your boss or professor, but you did not argue or have a conflict with that person.

Answer Example
"I believe that it's my job as a professional to adapt to all types of people, and respect leadership even when I disagree with decisions they make. My previous employer was very hung up on old-school sales techniques, so I simply had to adapt while putting my twist on the process, to make myself comfortable."
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"I have been lucky enough to work with some great people and have not experienced conflict with a boss in the past. If I were to experience conflict in the workplace, I would address the situation right away through conversation. It's never a good idea to let conflict simmer and I'm not afraid to have an uncomfortable conversation to sort a situation out."
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Question 2 of 28
What experience do you have using team-based messaging applications?
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There are many options for communication software and messaging applications. Give the interviewer a brief overview of the apps you are experienced in and assure them that you can learn their internal system, should it be new to you.

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"I have used a variety of team-based messaging applications. I am best versed in Brosix, AOL Instant Messenger, and Freedcamp. No matter which system you use I am sure that I can pick it up very quickly."
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"In my previous positions I have not used any team-based messaging applications; however, I am technically savvy and confident that I can pick up any program you need me to. Which team-based messaging application do you use at Tesla?"
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Question 3 of 28
Would you consider yourself a creative person?
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Talk to the interviewer about any interest that you have in creativity and how you have implemented that creativity in the workplace.

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"I do consider myself to be a creative individual. One example of this would be the telephone sales scripts that I crafted for our inside sales team. They were lively and effective, and sales increased by 23% in the first 90 days of implementation."
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"I believe that creativity shows itself in many forms. So, although I am not an artsy, creative type, I do still consider myself creative. I come up with original ideas on a regular basis, and am a solid creative writer."
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Question 4 of 28
Tell me about a time when you took the initiative to improve work related procedures.
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Have you ever taken the opportunity to present your employer with potential change? Talk to the hiring manager about a time when you took the initiative in the workplace.

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"I was able to present and implement one specific change in the office this past year. It was a recycling program that I felt was very important, even for our smaller office. We had significantly less waste after my initiative was implemented and I enjoyed seeing others take pride in helping our environment."
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"This year I asked my manager if we could look at some new options for parts vendors. We ended up finding a couple of vendors who were more competitive with their pricing, so we made the switch. I am estimating that the change saves us close to $1000 per week."
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Question 5 of 28
List the top 3 skills that you have acquired in your last role.
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You have likely gained many great skills in your career. Share with the interviewer which skills you value the most. Be sure to include skills that will potentially benefit Tesla Motors, if you are hired.

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"In the past few years I was able to upgrade my education while still working full time. The biggest skill that I gained was my ability to multi-task as I worked the dual role of employee and student. I also have strong skills in a variety of Microsoft programs such as PowerPoint and Excel."
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"In my most recent position, the skills that I am most proud of acquiring would include my well-honed leadership skills, my scheduling abilities, and my cold calling skills."
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Rachelle Enns
Rachelle Enns is an executive head-hunter and job search expert. Utilized by top executives from Fortune 100 & 500 companies like Fitbit, Microsoft, General Electric, Nestle, and more, she helps professionals position themselves in a competitive marketplace. Rachelle founded Renovate My Resume, a company that focuses on helping job seekers get their edge back. Renovate My Resume creates stand-out resumes, cover letters, LinkedIn profiles and professional summaries for new grads, all the way to corporate executives. Rachelle spends much of her time training career coaches, recruiters, and resume writers. She also holds interview workshops for students and interns, globally. For great tips and tricks, follow Rachelle on Instagram @_rachelle_e or @renovatemyresume.
First written on: 05/18/2018
Last modified on: 08/21/2018

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About Tesla Motors Inc

Tesla Motors, Inc., incorporated in 2003, designs, develops, manufactures and sells fully electric vehicles and electric vehicle powertrain components. The Company commercially produces an electric vehicle, the Tesla Roadster. The Tesla Roadster has a battery pack capable of storing approximately 53 kilowatt-hours of usable energy. The Tesla Roadster has a range of 236 miles on a single charge. As of March 31, 2010, the Company had sold 1,063 Tesla Roadsters to customers in 22 countries. It has also introduced a Roadster model, the Tesla Roadster 2 and the Roadster Sport, which accelerates from 0 to 60 miles per hour in 3.7 seconds. As of June 14, 2010, it operated a total of 12 Tesla stores in North America and Europe.