Getting Job at Tesla: Elon Musk Does Not Care about Higher Education

Updated on Feb 4, 2020 at 10:46 am UTC by Daria Rud · 3 min read
Getting Job at Tesla: Elon Musk Does Not Care about Higher Education
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To get a job at Tesla’s artificial intelligence department, you do not need to have a college degree. Instead, your ‘exceptional abilities’ and problem-solving skills are required.

Currently, the leading electric car manufacturer Tesla is recruiting new talents. It may seem that getting a job at Tesla is unrealistic as only professionals with incredible skills are working there. However, we are going to change your mind.

On Sunday, Elon Musk tweeted that Tesla’s artificial intelligence department can recruit you even if you don’t have a college degree.

Earlier, Tesla founder also stated:

“A PhD is definitely not required. I don’t care if you even graduated high school.”

Sounds unbelievable, doesn’t it? A company of that caliber hires without higher education. However, those aiming to get a job at Tesla should possess some other skills.

Elon Musk explained:

“If somebody graduated from a great university, that may be an indication that they will be capable of great things, but it’s not necessarily the case. If you look at, say, people like Bill Gates or Larry Ellison, Steve Jobs, these guys didn’t graduate from college, but if you had a chance to hire them, of course that would be a good idea.”

Further, Musk added he wants to see ‘exceptional abilities’ in candidates:

“And if there is a track record of exceptional achievement, then it is likely that that will continue into the future.”

Previously, we have already described the hiring process at Tesla. While interviewing, individuals are asked about the most difficult situations they’ve ever faced. Besides, he checks their ability to solve problems and taking no credit for other’s work.

Tesla is currently hiring for artificial intelligence division. According to the company’s website, everyone regardless of gender, race, religion, age, or background, can work there. In the ideal case, Musk would like the recruits to work in the San Francisco Bay area in California or Austin, Texas. But in practice, ‘any Tesla Gigafactory’ would be okay.

Tesla’s Good Financial Performance

The hiring process coincides with Tesla’s best financial performance. At the end of January, Tesla published its Q4 2019 earnings which surpassed analysts’ expectations. The company registered total sales of $7.38 billion instead of $7.02 billion predicted by Wall Street.

As a result of the smooth business, Tesla has good chances to enjoy its stock growth. The companies stock price has already jumped to $780 per share. As ARK Investment Management predicts, Tesla’s stock price may hit $7000 by 2024. Above all, Tesla may get a position in the bracket of companies with a trillion-dollar valuation.

According to ARK Invest CEO, Tesla has set the trend of exponential growth in the auto industry never seen before. And this fact is taken for granted considering the producer’s technological capabilities.

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Daria Rud
Author: Daria Rud

Daria is an economic student interested in the development of modern technologies. She is eager to know as much as possible about cryptos as she believes they can change our view on finance and the world in general.

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