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Featured Candidates & Positions

May 2020

Welcome Back,

It goes without saying that the job market has seen some of its toughest months in recent history. During times of mass layoffs and economic hardships, finding a new job can seem like the most daunting of tasks. For this month's newsletter, we share advice on how to remain a competitive job seeker after being laid off in a flooded job market and how to address that gap on your resume. But first, please see our Featured Candidates and Positions.


Featured Candidates for Employers

Candidate 1: Regional Corporate Trainer

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Our first candidate is currently a Regional Corporate Trainer, responsible for training and mentoring 300 sales, finance and service writer professionals spread between 6 dealerships. This individual has had 20+ years of automotive retail experience and has sat in every chair in variable operations, including general manager. This person has successfully revamped their auto group’s recruitment, onboarding, training, and mentorship programs over the last few years, achieving significant improvement in close rates, gross production in sales and finance and employee retention. As a general manager, this person has proven to be a turnaround expert; who was able to implement new sales formulas, including full cycle customer services through product delivery to drastically increase profits. This automotive professional is passionate about community involvement and helping to better the people that support their business by creating a positive environment to live and work both inside and outside the dealership. If you are interested in speaking with this amazing candidate email for more details or call +1-313-887-8300 ex.106.

Candidate 2: Sales Executive

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Our next candidate is an outstanding automotive sales executive with 20 years of territory, channel and brand management experience. This person’s background is mainly in the PLT and commercial tire business, but has travelled throughout North America building and coaching teams in all spectrums of the automotive retail industry. This person has built successful territories from scratch and has managed a $450M sales budget. They also were able to grow shelf share by over 65% in a single national account, resulting in winning the Vendor of the Year Award. This person prides themselves on their ability to mentor their teams and truly foster a collaborative environment to achieve success and grow their market share. This person is looking to lead a sales team for a few established stores or a large market in any segment of automotive retail. If this sounds like someone that could help your organization grow please email for more details or call +1-313-887-8300 ex.106.


Featured Positions for Job Seekers

Position 1: GM

Our client is a mid-size dealer group that has seen significant growth in the last year. They are in need of a General Manager for one of their dealerships representing a domestic brand OEM. This dealer group is looking for a strong leader to be the face of the store and help to foster a great reputation within the community and help to increase market share. The ideal candidate will have 5 years of general manager experience and a proven track record of increasing sales volume year over year, along with optimizing fixed operations profitability. This company greatly values their team, having excellent employee satisfaction and retention and can offer career growth in a dealer group that is resolved to continuing to evolve and grow to best serve their customers. If this sounds like an opportunity that you would like to learn more about, please email for more details or call +1-313-887-8300 ex.106.

Position 2: GSM

This dealer is looking for a General Sales Manager for one of their three stores. This family-owned and operated company is highly respected in their community and has a 50 year track record of providing excellent customer service. They would like to bring a GSM into their Chevrolet store to help them develop and implement a comprehensive training program for their variable staff as well as help grow their internet sales. The ideal candidate will have at least ten years of dealership experience and proven success in increasing profit from car sales. This opportunity is in a beautiful, rural area, great for candidates that are fond of fishing, hunting, and hiking! If this sounds like an opportunity that you would like to learn more about, please mail for more details or call +1-313-887-8300 ex.106.

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Life Beyond Layoffs - How to Compete in a Flooded Market

In the past couple months, you may have found yourself unexpectedly laid off, or you might be wondering if there is a layoff in your near future due to the unprecedented times we find ourselves in. You are not alone. Many professionals are experiencing the same situation, along with fears and concerns about their future employment.

Finding new employment right now does have its challenges (there are more people searching for jobs and fewer jobs available) however it is still possible. The following is our advice on how to navigate the rough waters of overcoming the emotional/psychological effects of being laid off, competing in a flooded market, and addressing the gap on your resume.

Step 1: Take a Deep Breath
Even though you are not at fault, being laid off comes with an emotional sting. Feelings of rejection and doubt are normal. It is important to take some time to address these feelings and get through them. Talking with friends and family or engaging in activities you enjoy will help you move on, ease stress and rebuild your self-esteem. The sense of calm and confidence you build by taking time for yourself can also help make positive first-impressions to future hiring managers.

Step 2: Dive Back In
After getting over the initial emotional response, it is important to quickly turn around and dive right back in. Try not to delay getting back to the job market or you may risk employers seeing you as demotivated or out of touch. You must make finding a job your new job and dedicate hours to it daily.

Step 3: Update Your Self Marketing Material
This is the time to update and revamp your resume. Spend a good amount of time to make it fully reflect all of your skills and professional expertise. Consider hiring a professional to help you polish it up. Create and/or update your LinkedIn profile and other public professional profiles. Upload your resume to job banks and update your information with any professional associations you are a part of.

Step 4: Conduct Research
Conduct research not only on who is hiring, but on your industry, the companies and the people in it. Keep tabs on the latest news pertaining to your field of work. Staying in-the-know will help you remain relevant to hiring managers. Look for the positive stories and successful hires to boost your motivation and positive attitude. Opportunity for employment may present itself simply by staying informed.

Step 5: Network
Contribute to discussions among professionals in your industry - whether that be through professional social media platforms or through associations you are a part of. Congratulate others for finding new employment. The goal is to be thought of and seen as positive contributor to peers. It is not recommended that you start asking everyone in your network if they have any job opportunities for you. Networking is something that is done gradually but opportunities may arise out of your discussions and connections.

Step 6: Sharpen Skills
Perhaps the job search is taking a little longer than anticipated and the gap on your resume is getting larger. It is important to be productive and resourceful at this time. Research whether there are new skills or qualification that are in demand within your industry. Maybe there is a new technology that few people have experience. Seeking out further education through courses or certificates can give you a competitive edge during your job search. Volunteering somewhere where your skills can be of use can also prevent you from getting rusty and will also help you to network. These kinds of activities can also help fill that gap on your resume.

Let's be frank, these aren't the easiest of times. But with calmness, clear thinking, diligence and perseverance, these tough times will pass. Keep these qualities in mind and you will find that next step in your career.


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