Originally Posted by NoneShallPassThis is exactly what I was hoping to hear. That would be like a dream job for me because I love detailing. My question now is how did you get that job? Should I look for a job elsewhere to gain "experience" and then apply for a detailing job at a dealership? I feel like I have the experience it takes (learned from YouTube/practicing on my own cars), but I doubt I could land the job without "real world" experience. Its actually a very easy to get job, in my experience. I applied for 10 dealerships in the area, I got a call back on 3 of them without even sending in a resume. If you know how to detail and use polishers, You have a massive advantage over everyone else. Most detailers dont know **** and leave swirls all over cars without even giving a ****.
Working at a dealership isn't my ultimate goal, Eventually i want to get hired by a legit detailing shop. The dealership is a good step into the automotive world though. Tons of room for growth and raises. One of the managers in my department started as a porter(lowest job on the property, you pretty much clean up after techs and clean the floors/bathrooms) and worked his way up to manager of the detailing department in 8 years. Guy walks around in a suit/tie and has a nice office now.