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    Thread: Best way to get a job at a dealership?

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      05-30-2012 04:06 PM #1
      If anyone in the Orange County (California) knows of any entry level job openings at a dealership or knows the best way to get your foot in the door could you please give me some tips as to what a dealer would be looking for? I dont have any mechanical experience so I would be looking for a job on the PR/Sales side of the dealership. Thanks!

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      05-31-2012 04:38 PM #2
      Quote Originally Posted by mbp487 View Post
      If anyone in the Orange County (California) knows of any entry level job openings at a dealership or knows the best way to get your foot in the door could you please give me some tips as to what a dealer would be looking for? I dont have any mechanical experience so I would be looking for a job on the PR/Sales side of the dealership. Thanks!
      Usually just apply - in my experience, most dealerships are always hurting for sales people due to the turn over (I worked in sales for a few months). I would just try to find a low end store first, something like Kia (where I was at) or maybe Chevy or Ford. I know more high end car brands usually want a few years experience for their sales people.

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      06-15-2012 05:20 PM #4
      I think the route usually looks something like this:

      - graduate from h.s.
      - go to community college
      - barely graduate
      - get first sales job
      - fail
      - work the counter at Avis/Hertz/Budget
      - develop a substance abuse problem
      - get divorced
      - hit rock bottom
      - go work at car dealership

      or something similar, ymmv.
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    5. 06-19-2012 11:13 PM #5
      Walk in, find the sales manager, say this... "hi, my name is _____ and i want to sell cars for you..."... As soon as you say that don't say another word until they do. This shows you have desire and the "guts" to ask for the business. I sold cars for 5 years and that is exactly what I did.

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      07-04-2012 02:35 AM #6
      Quote Originally Posted by Gjmallory View Post
      Walk in, find the sales manager, say this... "hi, my name is _____ and i want to sell cars for you..."... As soon as you say that don't say another word until they do. This shows you have desire and the "guts" to ask for the business. I sold cars for 5 years and that is exactly what I did.

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      07-05-2012 05:40 PM #7
      Quote Originally Posted by portos123 View Post
      Can I do this even if I'm 19?
      you are legally an adult. should not be an issue. The sales license requirements vary by states. Find out what your states requirements are, if you qualify, find a dealer you want to work for. If you are polite, well spoken, well groomed and knowledgeable; your youth can be an advantage. If you are not these things, then your youth will go against you.

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      07-06-2012 11:27 PM #8
      Quote Originally Posted by jnm2.0t View Post
      I think the route usually looks something like this:

      - graduate from h.s.
      - go to community college
      - barely graduate
      - get first sales job
      - fail
      - work the counter at Avis/Hertz/Budget
      - develop a substance abuse problem
      - get divorced
      - hit rock bottom
      - go work at car dealership

      or something similar, ymmv.
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