What are the main skills and qualities a car salesperson needs?
Just as the day to day role of a car salesperson is extremely varied, so too are the skills and qualities required. As your position is customer facing and customer focused, excellent communication skills are a must: you should enjoy working with people, and have an understanding of how best to guide a customer towards the best possible sale for them.
Teamwork is another aspect of this, but you should also be comfortable working independently and using your initiative to create an enhanced customer experience. The ability to operate competently and with confidence in a fast-paced and sometimes high-pressured environment is key, and a proactive ‘can do’ attitude will go a long way. Previous sales or customer service experience are usually required, as are good numeracy skills - you will be doing a lot of number work after all! As you will also be expected to keep up to date with evolving technology, IT literacy is a common ask.
If you are interested in applying for a Management position, then it is important that you have demonstrable leadership experience, a sound knowledge of managing a team, and a good sense of financial awareness.