I went in to my local Nissan Dealership, because I’ve always wanted to sell cars and I was just laid off. They said I got the job but it’d be a day or two to be drug tested and do a background check. It’s been a week and a half and I’ve yet to hear back from them. I’m completely new to this game and any info is greatly appreciated.

William it could be a few things: If it was a little over a week ago the mgrs may have put off making a decision bc they were having to focus on finishing the month out. Another reason is mgmt may not have enough people hired yet to put a training class together and are still trying to get a few more hired. Sometimes it may be sheer procrastination. In either case I’ve always been attracted to interviewees who were persistent in following up with me to see if I had made a decision. I’ve purposefully told some candidates to follow up with me just to see if they were committed enough to do so. Sales isn’t for the faint of heart- persistency pays off.

My suggestion is to follow up in person- and dress for the part you are auditioning for. You want to be a dealer, dress like one. Wear a nice crisp white shirt (no yellow stains, no dark shirts) and a conservative tie (no looney toons). Make sure your pants are pressed and shoes are polished (you can buy a quickie polish sponge if you’re not good at polishing).

Keep at it, if (s)he’s busy offer to wait (I waited over an hour). Make eye contact and a good handshake and let them know you were in the area and wanted to follow up.

If they put you off, try another (or a few) other dealerships. Delayed is not denied, brother. Good luck and let me know if I can help.

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