I've always wondered what the so called "Proper" way to do this was.
I'm looking at changing jobs...again [if I'm lucky]....and need to know the best way to get the managers attention...in a good way.
Quick layout of where I'm at now
Small European Import shop [I personally specialize in Mercedes]
Been doing this for about 8-9 years [I must be getting old]
Worked at a Benz dealer prior to this [long drawn out story of why I'm not there anymore, not relevant to the topic at hand]
Looking at going back to a dealer, thus the reason for this post.
Ok, here goes. As I said I work at a small shop currently, I'm doing roughly 70% of the work and getting about 20% of the credit, not a big fan.
Where I live [The Minneapolis, St Paul Metro] There are 3 dealers, one I was at, and wouldn't mind going back if all the conditions were perfect, one that's way to far of a drive for me, and the one I want to start digging into.
I suppose I should say I work on cars, if that wasn't obvious.
Also, I have not contacted the dealer or the manager yet, as I want some opinions on the best way to do this before I go ahead and start pestering the guy.
I need to know what people think on here is the best way to not only get a hold of the service manage, but the best way to make a good impression, as everyone knows, first impressions are key.
Here's the issues of the 2 possibilities...If I call, it can be easily dismissed, not to mention, he might think I'm not that serious. But at the same time, I work 5 days a week and don't know the best time to get a hold of him, so I don't know if I could just show up, and then end up waiting for 2 hours or something while he's in a meeting, or something of that nature.
So there's one option, to call, but if I do that, what's the best way to get it into his head that I'm serious?
Ok, option 2, I show up in person. This is a great idea I think, but there are difficulties, such as catching him at the right time. Also, do I go in there dressed to the max, or does that make it look like I'm begging and have no other options? Is there anything wrong with showing up in service clothes, as that's my profession anyway? And once I'm in there, what do I say, I mean if they aren't looking for, then do I just turn around and walk away, and if they are, do I stand there waiting for an on the spot interview? I know that that's not going to happen, but I'm just not really sure what to do.
This would be hugely important to me, as I feel that I've never been "right" with myself since I left the dealership scene 3 years ago. It would mean the world to me with how I see myself and my life...so as you can see, I want to make it work if there is any possibility of that happening.
Does any of this rambling make sense?
Also, on the good possibility that they are not looking for someone at this time, how long after should be a follow up call? What about if they are, and I drop my resume off? I want to ride that fine line of always being on his mind, but not annoying so much that he tosses the application.
Anyway, any insight would be great. I miss doing what I do best, and I want soo badly to get back to doing what I know.
Used is such a harsh term. . . I perfer "Previously obsessed over"
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