Originally Posted by thehollowrift
As a saleaman, what did they ask you at your interview? I have heard stories of skits, sell a car today and you are hired, and other gimmick'ish methods.
What was you current (or previous) car sales interview gauntlet like?
Wow, good question. The second company was easy. Once you get in the business you can walk in pretty much where ever you want provided you've had mediocre success at your last company. It usually takes 2-3 years to get in to high-line though. Again, it depends. I haven't seen anyone prosper in high line that didn't cut their teeth on other brands first.
No gimmicks like that at the first company. It's mainly how you interact with the managers during your interview and if you pass a background check (you do have access to several million dollars worth of inventory after all).
Most stores have a 90 day trial period where you are evaluated. Some have a hard and fast minimum number of units you have to sell, others don't. Most guys leave if they're not a good fit, a few have to be asked to leave but usually see it coming. The rest just keep their heads down and crank out cars without causing too many problems.
It's easy to get a job in a showroom and there's the possibility to make a lot of money. Probably the most money without having a degree. But like I said the hours blow and depending on your company your coworkers usually suck and there could be a lot of bureaucratic red tape that makes it tough to do your job.
Keep em coming!