Elon Musk is now one of the richest men in the world. At the heart of this success, of course, is his company Tesla, whose market capitalization continues to climb. “The Sky is the Limit” as English speakers say to describe how dizzy the growth prospects of the automaker are now. While the company will propose changes for the Model S and Model X of 2021 and that his whimsical boss has confirmed the arrival of a van and even a surprise, a surprising anecdote has just been revealed concerning Elon Musk .

Elon Musk facing fake CVs

Like any boss, Elon Musk is not at the mercy of a candidate who glorifies his CV a little or a little genius / crook taking a model from Frank Abagnale Jr., the character played by Leonardo Di Caprio in the movie Stop me if you can. Elon Musk even knows that candidates have tried to swindle him in the past.

But during a conference, he unveiled his “foolproof” method of knowing if a candidate is trying to lie to him. Just ask a question. Always the same. The candidate must “tell him about the biggest problems he had to face and how he went about solving them”. According to Elon Musk, when a candidate has to describe something so personal, with detailed information, you can immediately see if he is lying or trying to embellish his story.

In 2014, Elon Musk also revealed that as part of his selection, he does not look at university degrees or CVs. Instead, he looks for people who demonstrate “exceptional qualities, which are out of the ordinary”.

Elon Musk gave a new illustration of this during his latest recruitment campaign for his team dedicated to artificial intelligence. Asked by an Internet user about the necessary diplomas, he confirmed that the doctorate was not necessary … To your CV (without cheating).