Tesla CEO Elon Musk Takes to Twitter to Hire New Engineers

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In the new world order, one does not simply peruse the Sunday paper to find job openings. Sure, you can still look in the paper, but there’s much more information available online. Social media even plays a part in the process. Looking to work at Tesla? Elon Musk is looking for a few good software engineers and he’s looking to find them on twitter.

Twitter is one of those social media platforms that people either love or hate. It’s seen as a waste of time and too cluttered, but Tesla CEO Elon Musk is a frequent Twitter user and he recently decided it was a good way to find some folks to come work with him at Tesla.

See, all that time you were wasting at the job you hate is going to pay off because you may have found your new job through twitter. It’s part of Tesla’s efforts to get the Autopilot software team moving and, according to Musk’s tweets, it’s a “super high priority.”

This could be a pretty cool gig if you’re looking to work for Tesla, even more so if you’re looking to work with Musk. He went on to say that he will be interviewing applicants personally.

Now, don’t get too excited as you start updating your resume and preparing the perfect piece of code to show that you are the single most qualified person on the planet for the job. There were probably in the neighborhood of nine gazillion applicants and you know he’s not interviewing all those people. This isn’t American Idol. People can’t just line up on the street and get their big chance.

There are surely quite a few intermediary interviews before anyone gets to bask in the glory that is Elon Musk, but bask they will if they make the cut. Once he makes the decision about who will be joining the team, since Autopilot reports directly to Musk, there’s the possibility that this job will have some real interaction with Musk.

That could be good or bad, depending on how well that team delivers. Musk is not known for being a pushover and when he doesn’t get results, he’s not afraid to let the axe fall.

So, if you’re looking to work on autonomous cars and think Tesla is the place to be, stop goofing around on the internet and polish up that resume. Your next new job may be only a tweet away.