Carlar Xu

Human Resources Director

  1. What is one of your mottos in life?

    Work hard, play hard!

  2. If you could compare yourself to a character in a TV show, movie, etc., what character do you think is most similar to you and why?

    I think I would compare myself to Josh from Drake & Josh. I think he’s a pretty happy-go-lucky guy. Although at times he can be dramatic/sensitive, he’s generally a really chill guy with a big heart. He is also very nerdy, but isn’t very good at “life”. Josh is also a very forgiving and gullible person, as seen by always loving Drake even after dragging him into all of his shenanigans. These aspects pretty much sum up my life!

  3. In your opinion, what is the scariest interview question you have been asked or can be asked?

    The scariest interview question that I fear the most is the dreaded, “Tell me your weaknesses?”. Many people cringe when given the cliché answers like “perfectionism”. However, this is a very legitimate answer for me.

  4. If you were lucky enough to win the lottery, what would you do?

    1. Give back to the people I care about
    2. Get a personal chef that can cook ramen
    3. Travel around the world
    4. There’s probably a lot more but it’s hard to imagine what I would do
  5. Why did you become a part of AOA?

    Besides the fact that it would give me an opportunity to explore accounting as a potential career, I heard the people in AOA are really cool who accomplish many amazing things! For me, I knew it was going to be a great learning experience and fun challenge.