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KiKangKiKang
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KiKangKiKang Feb 11, 10:44pm - #101882 

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How to get a job @ dealership?

I want to work for a dealership as soon as possible because my current job isn't cutting enough dough and sales is so full of crap, plus I work for my uncle and he is full of crap too. Do dealerships usually hier newbies? My school offers a internship program if my auto teacher thinks anyone is ready to do it. He has connections with just about every dealership in houston. Anyone who has had expirence with working at a dealership please give me advice and share your expirence!

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spaztikid
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spaztikid Feb 11, 10:46pm - #101883 
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are you a good salesman? do you know cars?

get your auto teacher to hook you up.
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LostAngel
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LostAngel Feb 11, 10:48pm - #101884 
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Originally Posted by spaztikid
are you a good salesman? do you know cars?

get your auto teacher to hook you up.

Yeah, if my job dont work out in the spring...i'll prolly get a job at a dealers as well. Rice said he makes good money at a honda/acura dealer.
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fastceli2001 Feb 12, 12:51am - #101885 

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yeah dealers hire newbs but you wont be selling cars. you will be washing the cars and taking out the trash in the dealership and maybe a receptionist. something along those lines, its a good way to get your foot in the door

a kid told me that celicas handle like crap... i laughed
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celi4me Feb 12, 12:57am - #101886 

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just tell them you would lie to your mother to sell a car, and your hired.
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DaBigTickett Feb 12, 2:01am - #101887 

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Originally Posted by spaztikid
are you a good salesman? do you know cars?

get your auto teacher to hook you up.

Yeaa good idea.
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stefanoc Feb 12, 10:55pm - #101888 

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Originally Posted by celi4me
just tell them you would lie to your mother to sell a car, and your hired.


haha good one. i hope thats not true though
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Evan Feb 13, 8:54pm - #101889 

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Just like anything: kiss ass.

It's not what you know, it's WHO ya know. Shmooze with the people, show an interest, offer your services FREE OF CHARGE on a trial basis to prove your abilities. It'd be hard for them to turn down FREE LABOR thumbsup

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KiKangKiKang Feb 13, 11:24pm - #101890 

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That's the problem I have on skills =[

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CelicaRacer05 Feb 14, 1:32am - #101891 

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Originally Posted by celi4me
just tell them you would lie to your mother to sell a car, and your hired.


I did that man! got my mom to buy a car, so that i could just drive it till i got the celica
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Tater Feb 14, 3:12am - #101892 

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Judging by the Toyota dealers in the New Orleans area, just tell them that youre such a friggin dud that you couldnt pour piss out of a boot even if the instructions were on the heel and they will make you the GM or service manager.
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Evan Feb 16, 4:27am - #101893 

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Originally Posted by Tater
Judging by the Toyota dealers in the New Orleans area, just tell them that youre such a friggin dud that you couldnt pour piss out of a boot even if the instructions were on the heel and they will make you the GM or service manager.
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Issues Tater? rofl

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anaijelly Feb 16, 9:38am - #101894 
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I wouldnt recommend car sales if your young
I started at 18 till I was 21 Its hard for peeps to take you seriously when your a kid still Also car sales are all about 12 hour shifts 6 days a week if you want to get anywhere Kiss your social life good bye too Just some advise get into service or parts if you want to work at a dealership
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KiKangKiKang Feb 16, 9:46am - #101895 

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Originally Posted by anaijelly
I wouldnt recommend car sales if your young
I started at 18 till I was 21 Its hard for peeps to take you seriously when your a kid still Also car sales are all about 12 hour shifts 6 days a week if you want to get anywhere Kiss your social life good bye too Just some advise get into service or parts if you want to work at a dealership


Sorry I should of made myself more specific. I was asking if dealers hired newbie mechanics, not sales reps. Sales reps don't know crap about cars all they care about is money even though sales reps are kinda poor anyways. No offense to any sales reps...

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CelicaPrincess Feb 16, 4:59pm - #101896 
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Originally Posted by spaztikid
are you a good salesman? do you know cars?



Apparently, you don't need to "know your cars" at the dealership we bought my celi at. They piss me off everytime I go there, b/c they have no idea what im talking about. Its funny though..being a girl and pulling into a dealership, they automatically think your stupid...I love to make them look dumb laughsilly Last time I went there I pulled up, and of course the workers are like vultures, so they come bothering me about my car..one of them asked the year of my car, and then made a comment like "oh I didn't know they made that little Hood thing on that year" (meaning the hoodscoop) rolleyes
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Speed4TheNeed Feb 16, 6:23pm - #101897 

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1. you are only 16
2. wait at least till you are 20--and them some most likely.

not trying to be harsh--but as already stated above almost no one will take your seriously--including dealership management.
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stefanoc Feb 16, 10:04pm - #101898 

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Originally Posted by KiKangKiKang
Originally Posted by anaijelly
I wouldnt recommend car sales if your young
I started at 18 till I was 21 Its hard for peeps to take you seriously when your a kid still Also car sales are all about 12 hour shifts 6 days a week if you want to get anywhere Kiss your social life good bye too Just some advise get into service or parts if you want to work at a dealership


Sorry I should of made myself more specific. I was asking if dealers hired newbie mechanics, not sales reps. Sales reps don't know crap about cars all they care about is money even though sales reps are kinda poor anyways. No offense to any sales reps...


noman. i dont think they will hire some young kid for a mechanic. first ull hurt urself, second you need to have a certain degree to be able to work on hte cars. and you wont be able to match the sifts. dealership autoshop closes anytime before 6. maybe you should work at a local shop and learn more. another good work is to work at an enterprise auto care center. they do easy jobs like oil change tune up...
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badazzgt Feb 17, 2:59am - #101899 

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Trust me getting into a Toyota dealership in Houston is very hard. I KNOW you have to have some ASE certifications and you have to know a pretty good deal about cars. Im only ASE certified in one area and they said I need more to get in. and you at least have to be 18.
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KiKangKiKang Feb 17, 10:18pm - #101900 

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I guess then my only hope is the school dealership internship program. get to get out of school early and go to work while getting credit doing so =].

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poncho13 Feb 18, 8:09am - #101901 
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Originally Posted by anaijelly
I wouldnt recommend car sales if your young
I started at 18 till I was 21 Its hard for peeps to take you seriously when your a kid still Also car sales are all about 12 hour shifts 6 days a week if you want to get anywhere Kiss your social life good bye too Just some advise get into service or parts if you want to work at a dealership


try working second shift, you then have no social life
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KiKangKiKang
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KiKangKiKang Feb 18, 10:00pm - #101902 

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Originally Posted by poncho13
Originally Posted by anaijelly
I wouldnt recommend car sales if your young
I started at 18 till I was 21 Its hard for peeps to take you seriously when your a kid still Also car sales are all about 12 hour shifts 6 days a week if you want to get anywhere Kiss your social life good bye too Just some advise get into service or parts if you want to work at a dealership


try working second shift, you then have no social life


I can become best friends with my customers and co-workers!

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round2gts Feb 19, 1:42am - #101903 

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this is really weird i was about to do this same post because the toyota dealership in my area just moved and i went in there to check it out and there were about 5-6 kids bout my age (17-18) working ther and they seemed understaffed. so i was goin to see if i could get into parts or service. if it all fails then the car detailing. if i get the job then i could be cheap TRD stuff yea!

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ratfink Feb 19, 10:01pm - #101904 

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it fills out the ap
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beans Feb 19, 10:08pm - #101905 
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Originally Posted by LostAngel
Originally Posted by spaztikid
are you a good salesman? do you know cars?

get your auto teacher to hook you up.

Yeah, if my job dont work out in the spring...i'll prolly get a job at a dealers as well. Rice said he makes good money at a honda/acura dealer.


he works at a toyota dealership now thumbsup
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