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Old 02-28-2012, 06:37 PM
 
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Looking at a potential relocation to LA. Can anyone here share their experiences with the job market, particularly at high-line auto sales? My passion is to work with exotics and LA is a great place to do so (from what I understand). I would be moving from Columbus, OH.
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Old 02-28-2012, 06:49 PM
 
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Auto industry is a transient industry in LA just like it is everywhere else in the country. Not a negative, but turnover is still high. Top dealers (highline or otherwise) have very low turnover typically, as the money is good and management is typically on the ball. Exotics are always a tough thing to break into, as above - turnover is very low and the guys have been working there for ages.

Good luck.
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Old 02-28-2012, 07:02 PM
 
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got it, thanks. is the turnover high due to lack of performance sales-wise?
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Old 02-28-2012, 07:05 PM
 
Location: SoCal, Idaho
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got it, thanks. is the turnover high due to lack of performance sales-wise?
are you new to the auto industry? just getting started?

i've never worked in/for a dealer directly, but have extensive experience with the industry. there are many reasons for the high turnover - mainly due to the lower level sales staff being hired simply to put a body in a chair. There are always "career" sales people, which are generally good - the turnover comes from the lower level who are just there to put food on their table.
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Old 02-28-2012, 07:10 PM
 
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I'm 20. taking a break from school. I have a thing for buying and selling cars. I've sold 11 cars for a total of $85k... it is my passion.
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Old 02-28-2012, 07:46 PM
 
Location: SoCal, Idaho
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Ah.

If you haven't worked in a dealer before, it'll be extremely tough getting hired at an exotic dealership. Highline - maybe - if you make a good impression. Start at a Toyota store and work your way up.
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