Automotive general manager in the automotive industry is an interesting career. From a simple paycheck to a job that you love, to a job that you love that pays very well. In this episode I discuss how I landed my position and how I have grown my career.
Most people know the automotive general manager jobs in the industry but few people know what the job really entails. Many people get the job and are just stuck with their job for life and it’s all they’ve ever known. I hope this episode has helped someone understand what this position entails and how I have grown my career.
If you’re an automotive general manager (AGM) you’re most likely one of those people who’s never had a job before and have only heard or read about the job from people who have. How you actually do the job, the hours you work, and how you get paid all add up to something.
This is one of those jobs that’s just so amazing that it will make you feel youve got a purpose in life to do it. What you do is completely in line with what you know you want to do. If you can get a well defined idea of what your future holds then you’ll be able to make plans for how to get there. If youre not sure what your future holds then youll probably end up feeling like an idiot.
You’ll be much more productive if you really do this. If you are on autopilot and you want to do this then you need to take a very hard look at what your future is holding.
It’s good to be a general manager of your own company, but if youre not, youve got a very big problem. You can’t take a break for long because you’ll just end up putting out fires.
General managers are usually the only ones who have some of the most power in a corporation. They make the rules and decide what happens to the company. You dont want to be the general manager of your own company if you arent sure what you are doing. The best way to get yourself ready for the next few years is to take a hard look at what it is you want to do in the future.
A common mistake is taking a vacation. If youve taken a break from the company to take a road trip, you are actually doing the opposite. The best time of year to take a road trip is May through September, the best time to take a vacation is January through March, and the worst time to take a break is the summer months.
The automotive industry is filled with people who arent too bright. If you arent sure what you want to do in the automotive industry, take a hard look at what it is you want to do in your life. If you want to write, go work in a bookshop. If you want to do research in a lab, go to university. If you want to become a doctor, go to university. If you want to be an accountant, go to university.
This one is tricky because it’s so subjective. If you are not a writer, you can still become one. If you are not a doctor or a lawyer, you can still become one. If you are not a salesperson, you can still become one.