Cries come from the NADA and national automotive publications that there is a technician shortage. Really? There is a reason.…
The prime of my automotive business consulting years were from 2007 to 2016. The last two years led me to…
After speaking with several people and finally fed up by hearing it again the other day, I am inspired to write this piece.
Constant cries of, ” Why can’t I keep good help?”
This can cover all industries and positions
It was spring of 2015. I had just returned from accepting an award from Volkswagen in Austin, TX. My career…
In a time where more automotive retail dealerships have changed hands in the last decade than ever before, we are amidst a divergent business model for majority of these stores.
Have you ever felt like you really don’t fit in at your job?
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!!
In a day where everyone is fixated on their mobile devices and how to succeed in life, we forget the big picture. We wanted to change the world as kids. Is this still relevant? Absolutely!
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.
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.