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Automotive Graduate Wants Into Dealership Service Dept?

I just graduated from a technical college and I have put out resumes and applications. I am new to this field but have always taken care of most jobs on my own cars and helped with friends and neighbors. I did graduate with honors but I am changing from the food service/ business management to automotive and I am over 40. I am moving next week to a place outside Charlotte, North Carolina west of Charlotte. Is there anyone out there with some good advice on how to land this job in a dealership or give me a lead? Thanks!

Asked By: racer x - 3/21/2008
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Congratulations, and good luck... More
Answered By: Mr. KnowItAll - 3/21/2008
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when i applied for my first mechanic job while in tech school, i made a list of all the cars i worked on and what i did to them, to prove i had some experience. i ended up landing the first job i applied for.
Answered By: dirty garage - 3/21/2008
 
the problem you are going to have isn't so much getting into a dealership to work so much as you are going to have to accept a low pay rate......even though you are forty years old and have a degree you have no practical experience in the field and will need to start at the bottom, dealers will have a problem hiring... More
Answered By: oldcutlas - 3/21/2008
 
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