What are the chances of a 17 year old getting hired as a car salesman?

I need a job. I was wanting to be a car salesman. I think i would make a great salesman. I have took 21 honors classes throughout my High School career. I go to college and high school at the same time now. I own and operate my own ebay business. what chances do I have at getting hired on at a car dealership as a sales person? I have never sold cars, and I have no employment history.

Asked By: - 4/7/2008
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I have seen salespeople hired under 18 before, but its rare. If you find a dealer willing to put you on the floor, you will most likely just be bird-dogging for another, seasoned salesperson. That means you would greet people, ask a few questions, then hand them over to another salesperson. It is not common to do this... More
Answered By: xx_satanic_mechanic_xx - 4/7/2008
Additional Answers (8)
Answered By: Ozeki - 4/7/2008
I think you need to be 21!!!
Answered By: Sandi D - 4/7/2008
i think you COULD get it, but the chances are low because they AUTOMATICALLY consider us teenagers as irresponsible. GOOD LUCK!!
Answered By: Kyle M - 4/7/2008
no matter how good you are, they cant hire you because you are under 21. Try something else for now...
Answered By: Carfan89 - 4/7/2008
if you know someone in the business then its worth a shot....but you have to sell cars to make money. you might be better off getting a few years experience at a job that involves customer service like being a checker at your local food market
Answered By: J D - 4/7/2008
haha.... you HAVE TO BE atleast 18, and some prefer not to hire you until you are atleast 21. I sold cars for 3 years.
Answered By: attorneyatlaw - 4/7/2008
For Insurance reasons you need to be at least 18.
Answered By: D8888836pal - 4/7/2008
for laws, it will vary by state/province... a dealer in your area should know... More
Answered By: sn00p - 4/8/2008
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