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Top 25 Tesla Motors Inc Interview Questions

Question 1 of 28
At Tesla Motors we seek to hire individuals who have a keen interest in the automobile industry. What interests you most about what we do?
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Question 2 of 28
We are moving quickly into second interviews. What is your availability like over the next few days?
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Good news! If they are asking for your availability in the next few days, you likely made it to the next round. Try to be as flexible as possible with your availability.

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"I can make myself available at any time, with some notice. The ideal times for me to interview are between 8-9 AM and 4-5 PM Monday through Friday."
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"I am happy to make myself available at your earliest convenience. I am very interested in this role and will be flexible when it comes to interviewing times."
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Question 3 of 28
How do you motivate others on your team?
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You don't have to be a manager or a team leader to motivate others.

If you have worked in a leadership role, think of ways you set clear goals or helped individuals cultivate a new skill. Reflect on your experience and share some ideas that you help others to keep up the good work!

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"I believe that offering a listening ear or encouraging words from time to time can make a huge difference for your team. Being positive and showing up consistently can also make a difference, so I try to exercise these ideas every day."
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"I like to motivate others on my team by creating a fun and healthy competition. Most people that I know respond well to that type of motivation. It could be in the form of a small sales contest or challenge. This week, I offered my team a $100 gift card for whoever could gain the most business through referrals."
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Question 4 of 28
Looking at your resume, I see multiple gaps between employment. What were you doing during those gaps?
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There are many reasons for having a gap in your resume, and it's best, to be honest, and up front, about the reasons. Gaps are okay to have so long as there is a legitimate reason behind them. Also, show the interviewer that you did not remain dormant during that time. Talk about any courses you took, volunteer work you did, or any lucrative hobbies that filled your time.

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"I had a gap from 2009-2010 while I was on maternity leave and then another for six months in 2015 while I cared for an ailing parent. During that time I was vigilant in keeping up to date on the market so that my knowledge did not become redundant."
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"I was laid off in December of 2016 and, due to the recession, found it difficult to land employment for the eight months following that lay off. Luckily, I received a good severance package from my previous employer. I took the time to travel around East Asia, and I even learned a second language. It was time very well spent."
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Question 5 of 28
What would you do if you were made aware of a co-worker being dishonest or stealing from the company?
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Question 6 of 28
How would you prefer to be compensated?
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Question 7 of 28
How competitive are you?
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Question 8 of 28
How do you organize your day?
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Question 9 of 28
Why do you believe you will have success at this position with Tesla Motors?
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Question 10 of 28
How can we motivate you on the job?
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Author of Tesla Motors Inc Answers and Questions

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: 07/01/2018

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Question 11 of 28
List the top 3 skills that you have acquired in your last role.
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Question 12 of 28
Tell me about a time when you took the initiative to improve work related procedures.
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Question 13 of 28
Would you consider yourself a creative person?
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Question 14 of 28
Have you ever had a conflict with a boss or professor? How was it resolved?
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Question 15 of 28
Are you experienced in warm and cold calling?
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Question 16 of 28
At Tesla Motors we like to hire those who see a future in the automobile industry. Where do you see this position taking you in the future?
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Question 17 of 28
At Tesla Motors we like to train our employees in their particular areas of interest. If you could have training in any specific area, which topic would you choose?
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Question 18 of 28
I see that you have recently worked for one of our direct competitors. Do you have a non-compete agreement in place?
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Question 19 of 28
What has been your biggest sale, to date?
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Question 20 of 28
At Tesla Motors we set daily, weekly, and monthly targets for all of our sales employees. Have you worked with very specific KPI's as of late?
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Question 21 of 28
At Tesla Motors we have many competitors. Why do you want to work for us?
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Question 22 of 28
Tell me about your sales performance this year.
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Question 23 of 28
Many positions in our company are fully commissioned. Are you confident enough in your sales abilities to work on 100% commission?
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Question 24 of 28
Walk me through your automobile industry experience.
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Question 25 of 28
In your opinion, what sets our product apart from our competitors?
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Question 26 of 28
The automobile industry is competitive. Are you comfortable working in a competitive environment?
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Question 27 of 28
At Tesla Motors we put a lot of pride in our customer service. How do you go above and beyond for your clientele?
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Question 28 of 28
What experience do you have using team-based messaging applications?
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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.

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