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    finally got a job!

    I'm so relieved. I moved to Michigan in the end of December and since then have had 2...count them, 2...job opportunities fall through. Well now, I think I have it! I interviewed for a job at a Chevy dealership today (I know I know...) and WAS HIRED ON THE SPOT!!!

    wooo hooo!
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    sweet!
    what are you doing for them?

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    Good for you! Hope it works out. Save all you can!
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    Congrats, times are getting tough out that way from what I hear.

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    I'll be a car salesman! sounds shady...hopefully it isn't as bad as we've all heard about...
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    thats a tough gig, good luck.
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    Quote Originally Posted by pcon View Post
    I'll be a car salesman! sounds shady...hopefully it isn't as bad as we've all heard about...
    As long as it's a reputable dealer, it's not that bad. Just try to remain human.

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    Congratulations.

    My nephew just took a position as a car salesman. Let me know if I can pass any of your tips on to him.
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    Congratulations man.

    I think you will do ok..its never easy to start something new.

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    Congrats, I hope that sales is as fun and profitable for you as it is for me.
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    Automobile sales is indeed a tough gig.

    When it comes to previously owned vehicles (AKA "Used cars"),
    people really don't want to know the truth about everything,
    so tell them as little as possible!

    I tried to be a used car salesman in the '70's. I was not successful.
    My experience was that the salesmen that made the most money
    (not me) were the ones that told little white lies when asked "who
    owned this car before?"

    Most of the time the cars we had came from wholesalers and we
    had not a clue about who owned the cars previously. Unfortunately,
    when I answered with the truth, I could see most people didn't
    believe me. I know several other salesmen made up little stories
    about where the cars came from and they made more money than
    I did. You do what you have to do! Your mileage may vary!

    Good Luck!
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    congrats on the new job, I hope it works out for you.
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    I've been in the business since 1984 and it's been very good to me. Listen to your managers, you do not know more than they do! Hopefully you will be trained properly. Read everything that you can lay your hands on. Look up Joe Verde especially. His number one rule is pick a dealership and stay there. The attrition rate is very high, but if you can make it a year, you can make a career of it. DO NOT LIE TO YOUR CLIENTS! In this market and with the technology available you are commiting profesional suicide if you do, plus it's damn tacky. PM me if you like for more pointers.
    P.S. Rent the movie Used Cars if you haven't seen it lately.
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    Congrats... I've read about the previous opportunities falling thru....

    Can ya carry...?
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    Congrats! My wife sold new Oldsmobiles when we first met and married many, many moons ago and she was pulling in more $$ than me. It's hard work and often frustrating but start from day one building a good reputation and you'll do well.

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