Salesperson License in Missouri
Some states require a person who wishes to work as a vehicle salesperson to obtain a license, but Missouri has no such law.
The Missouri Department of Revenue (DOR) does require dealership owners and operators to go through a licensing process.
Obtaining Your First Position
If you wish to work at a vehicle dealership in Missouri, enthusiasm is key. Most employers say that they are looking for salespeople who are friendly, eager to learn, and passionate about all types of motor vehicles. Some companies prefer to hire salespeople with college coursework in business or a related field, but most will consider on-the-job training for the right candidate.
Checking the classified ads in your local newspaper can be a good way to learn of available openings at vehicle dealerships in your area, but you may also wish to contact employers that interest you directly. Since the industry has a higher than average turnover rate, landing your first job often requires being in the right place at the right time.
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