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Partner Spotlight on Hiring Automotive Managers and Leaders: Bruce Daugherty, Bruce Daugherty Consulting

By |2022-09-19T09:21:08-05:00September 15th, 2022|Tags: , |

In general, management and leadership are the same across the board. However, automotive sales and service are so unique that industry experience matters greatly. Anyone trying to bluff their way into a manager role or learn as they go will find themselves drowning in a sea of diverse departments and internal protocols.

Interview Questions That Provide Real Insight About Candidates 

By |2022-09-14T10:39:59-05:00September 6th, 2022|Tags: |

A resume is meant to summarize your accomplishments; it is not a biography. If you want to catch a recruiter's eye -- or that of the electronic applicant tracking system software -- avoid the temptation to practice your creative writing skills. Stick to trade keywords and powerful action verbs for maximum impact. 

Upgrade Your Resume and Get Noticed by Top Automotive Dealerships

By |2022-09-22T19:00:30-05:00August 23rd, 2022|Tags: , |

A resume is meant to summarize your accomplishments; it is not a biography. If you want to catch a recruiter's eye -- or that of the electronic applicant tracking system software -- avoid the temptation to practice your creative writing skills. Stick to trade keywords and powerful action verbs for maximum impact. 

Automotive Dealership Recruiters Could Be Key to Unleashing Growth at Your Dealership

By |2022-09-22T19:06:39-05:00August 10th, 2022|Tags: , |

To be a successful automotive dealership, you need more than a great product to sell. Like the vehicles consisting of the latest auto trends on your lot, your dealership is the sum of many parts that work well together. The synergy can be magical, and your customers can tell when every department works in synch. 

Great Candidates in the Auto Dealership Industry Share These Traits

By |2022-08-05T08:04:47-05:00July 26th, 2022|Tags: , , |

Hiring great candidates in the automotive industry is a strategic maneuver of epic proportions. You'll succeed if you include all the correct variables, especially when seeking employees in today's talent market.

How to Spot a Great Controller for Your Business

By |2022-07-13T10:50:50-05:00July 13th, 2022|Tags: , |

The auto dealership controller is a blend of two skill sets: savvy accounting experience and intuitive leadership. The person you hire for this position will generate the accounting reports used for all financial decision-making. They'll also communicate strategy with each department in the dealership, as everyone helps achieve company goals.

Why Dealerships Are Focusing More on Used Car Inventory Than New Cars

By |2022-06-28T10:05:49-05:00June 23rd, 2022|Tags: , |

Demand for cars has dramatically increased the value of used vehicles, a worldwide trend. In the United States, used cars are outselling new cars by 2:1. Last year, the used car market had a $260 billion value.

How to Spot a Great Body Shop Manager for Your Auto Dealership

By |2022-05-31T08:38:26-05:00May 26th, 2022|Tags: , |

Creating synergy between departments in an auto dealership can feel like a Herculean task. Each department must be able to stand on its own yet collaborate seamlessly with the other department. This is especially true of the body shop, and that's why this hire can be critical for your success. [...]

Partner Spotlight: Bruce Daugherty, Bruce Daugherty Consulting

By |2022-05-18T10:12:51-05:00May 17th, 2022|Tags: , |

Bruce Daugherty has built an extensive career in the industry by working his way up in automotive sales and service business since 1981 to executive management, most recently serving as Chief Operating Officer (COO) of Sunroad Auto in San Diego. For the last 25 years, he managed in all three [...]

Great Auto Dealership Culture Encourages Open Communication

By |2022-04-17T20:19:50-05:00April 28th, 2022|Tags: , |

Creating a great auto dealership culture depends on your ability to communicate well. Good communication requires more than the ability to answer the phone, talk with customers or send emails. To be effective, you must develop an environment where people can collaborate openly and with trust. For employees to perform [...]

How to Spot A Great Sales Manager for Your Auto Dealership

By |2022-04-10T23:21:52-05:00April 14th, 2022|Tags: , |

What goals have you set for your auto dealership this year? Chances are good that you won’t reach them unless you do one thing well.  Your ability to reach your goals depends on having great sales managers that lead your sales teams. No other role is as essential for closing [...]

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