How to Hire a Car Salesperson

Does your business need a car salesperson? Combining their knowledge of car makes, models and features along with customer service skills, a car salesperson is a great addition to your team.

Here are some tips to help you find great car salesperson candidates and make the right hire for your business.

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Car Salespersons search for Jobs on Indeed*


job seekers clicked on car salesperson jobs


resumes from job seekers with sales experience on Indeed


of clicks came from mobile devices

Salary Information

  • Common wage in US: $12.87 hourly
  • Typical wages range from $7.00$71.50 hourly
  • Find more information on Indeed Salary

*Indeed data (US) – Jan 2019

Why hire a Car Salesperson?

Hiring a call car salesperson can be beneficial to your car sales business. A car salesperson has in-depth knowledge of your inventory and available features, so they can easily answer questions and locate just the car your client is looking for.

Contributions of a great car salesperson:

• Detailed knowledge about makes, models and features of vehicles
• Professional car sales experience
• Detailed inventory knowledge

Skills to look for in a great Car Salesperson

A great car salesperson candidate will have the following skills and attributes as well as work experience that reflects:

• Customer service experience
• Ability to work as a team
• Marketing experience
• Typing skills
• Organization
• Accountability

Writing a Car Salesperson job description

A thoughtful description is important to finding qualified car salesperson candidates. A car salesperson job description includes a compelling summary of the role, detailed list of duties and responsibilities, and the required and preferred skills for the position.

Consider including keywords that job seekers are using to search for car salesperson jobs, such as:

• Luxury Car Salesperson
• Automotive Sales Consultant
• Car Salesperson (2+ Years’ Experience)

Interviewing Car Salesperson candidates

Strong candidates for car salesperson positions will be confident answering questions regarding:

• How they keep track of available inventory
• Relevant sales experience
• How they prioritize their daily tasks

See our list of interview questions for more examples.

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