5 Things My Resume Will Not Tell You

Writing a resume/CV has been something I never had to do until recently. I am very horrible at it! I have read so much information about resume/CV writing that I have found it’s smart to have ten or so ready to send. It is absurd. To the Gods of resume writing whom I have insufficient funds to afford your services, I shall commit blasphemy!!

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A Place to Call Home

Potential employers look at my resume and grimace. They see someone who has been many places. I understand as a hiring manager/director what that looks like. I have been up front with individuals with resumes like mine and told them I am looking for stability not “job hoppers”. It says a lot about someone, so I understand. Truth is, the automotive retail business outside large or distinguished auto groups is not stability built.

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The Curse of the Expert Car Sales Consultant

Mindless order takers never make good managers. You can take 30 vehicle orders a month and it does not equivalate to management or director material. If you are going to grow your management staff correctly to where they can deal with employees. They need to learn consulting skills. Understanding needs, the big picture and the firm grasp of the entire operation (yes, go write service for a bit!!). These are just a few amongst the many that evolve sales consultants into managers.

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The End of the Automotive Retail Dealership Dinosaurs: Evolution or Extinction

The automotive retail dealership is increasing their path to extinction. They are becoming dinosaurs. Huge but slow and ingrained with old mentality. Every avenue of the aftermarket automotive industry is literally slaughtering retail dealers. Pre-owned vehicles, service, parts and collision.

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