Searching for a Car sales job? Then look no further. Here is a useful guide to what you can expect on your job search, the requirements of the sales role and what to expect in your brand new job.
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Industry: What could i actually be doing?
As a car or vehicle salesperson you could be selling used or new cars, vans, motorbikes, commercial vehicles or anything that has a wheel and an engine. If you’re passionate and interested in motor vehicles and have a persuasive manner, this job could be ideal for you.
To be good at this job you’ll need a sound knowledge and understanding of vehicles - you don't need to be Jeremy Clarkson but you need to know what you are talking about when selling anything mechanical and the ability to explain technical matters in a clear way. Self-confidence and a great selling ability is prefered and you will need good maths skills for working out any costs such as initial price, longer term plans, monthly repayments and any on the spot discounts you offer to customers as well as valuations and part exchange schemes.
It can help you get into this job if you have previous sales experience, however as you will be working with usually large one off sales some employers place more importance on your confidence, personality, and ability to persuade people to buy from you. In most jobs you’d be expected to have a full driving licence.
So, what tasks could I actually be doing?
Roles vary on the type of In large dealerships, you may be part of a team and specialise in one area of selling. In smaller garages, you may be involved in all areas of the job.
discuss customers' needs and the features of different vehicles
advise which vehicles would suit the customer best
negotiate the sale price, including any ‘trade-in’ value for a customer’s old car
work out finance, including cash and car loans
highlight extra products such as accessories or after-sales service
complete paperwork and pre-delivery inspections
update stock lists, place orders for new cars from manufacturers and buy in used cars
keep existing and potential customers informed about new vehicles and deals
keep the forecourt and vehicles clean and tidy
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Let's talk money
Promotions and relocations happen in this sector, you can earn huge commision and OTE in this industry, work hard and meet targets and the big money could be yours! Basic salary does not sound like much, however you can earn as much again by hitting targets. The higher up the career ladder you go the more field work becomes a probability.
Starting roles roughly: £12,000 - £18,000
3-5 years experience roughly and manager roles £15,000 - £25,000
Senior levels roughly £40,000 +
Progression in this industry is very possible with the usual ladder looking something like becoming a , a company car is a regularity in this industry and you can now search with the company benefits on our filters so you can find the right perks for you. The usual career path follows:
Usually done on a rota basis, working hours will be between 40 to 45 hours a week including evenings, weekends and bank holidays. Overtime is likely to be around the 'new licence plate' times of year if you’re selling new cars. You will most likely be working in a showroom, office and spend some of your time showing customers around cars on the forecourt where you will be required to book and take potential customers on test drives so the need for a full driving licence is again desirable.
Sounds great, but is this position the right fit for me?
Below are some the key aspects employers look out for
Good organisational skills
Ability to prioritise tasks
Confident communication skills, both verbally and written
Commercially aware and an active interest in the sector you will be working
Independent learner and worker
IT and computer skills
Target driven and strong determination to be successful and earn commission
Flexible approach to your work and working hours.
A solid background of technical knowledge
Must possess strong communication, interpersonal and presentation skills
Self motivated and driven
Meticulous organization and time management
Languages are becoming preferable
problem-solving and analytical sense
Qualifications, courses and extras to make you stand out:
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