Tesla is looking for individuals who are passionate, adaptable, and have the ability to be a "team player:"
Passion: Working at Tesla can be demanding, therefore, in order to push through the more challenging times we rely on the company's ultimate goal to give us a boost of motivation. This goal is to accelerate the world's transition to a more sustainable energy. A passion for this can take many different shapes, but Tesla wants to know that this mission is important to you, because if it is not then you will likely have difficulty maintaining motivation during those more challenging times.
Adaptable: Tesla is constantly growing and scaling and as a result it's employees are always learning new things and adapting to any unforeseen changes. For example, when I started with the company I was only expected to be familiar with our electric vehicles- 1.5 years later I now need to be able to confidently talk about our solar panels, powerwall, and solar roof. I also need to be able to qualify or disqualify a house for going solar. Tesla team members welcome change and new challenges with excitement and curiosity.
Team player: Since working at Tesla I have worked at 5 or 6 different locations in the trip-state area. In order to competently assist other Tesla locations one needs to be a team player and have the ability to work with unfamiliar individuals in unfamiliar locations for unfamiliar clientele. Having the ability to work as a team member enables you assist others in achieving the task at hand.