THE HIGHWAY I CHOSE

Life is a highway, the enjoyment you get depends on the lane you choose

Joel Fuhrman

I never wanted to be your typical salesman – you know the ones, scruffy hair, suit half tucked in and generally smoking a cigarette. I wanted to be authentic, I wanted to be different. I wanted to be the change the motor industry needed. I wanted to be that one car salesman (or should I say Woman) that you would never forget purchasing your next new car from.

My name is Jesse Bolt and my story started on a beautiful sunny day back in September 2018. Fresh out of Highschool my love for cars drove me straight into the dealership life. Car sales to be exact and its where I have been for the past 2 years.

My appreciation for cars started back in my early teens and it was in my last year of Highschool I went around to more than 25 odd dealerships and handed my resume out. Now I knew I was a rookie but I didn’t expect to not get one phone call back, not one, not even to clean the floors, nothing! But I Kept going and it wasn’t until about a year later I started at Kia Motors in Parramatta.

I started selling cars when I was 18 years old and here I am just over 2 years later and for the most part of the year the top performing sales consultant within the multi franchise company I work for.

Working in the motor industry definitely has its up’s and downs and for people who also work in the industry you know its more like riding the most loopy rollercoaster you can find but its on fire at the same time. Yet we are all fueled by our love and passion for cars and the overwhelming value every manufacturer has to offer, as well as the absolutely beautiful customers we get from time to time (I also cant forget the immense amounts of coffee).

Being a female in the industry definitely is a point of its own and half the reason I decided to join. I wanted to be different, I wanted to be the outlier. I also wanted to break every damn prejudice people held about a woman working in a male dominated industry. Don’t get me wrong though, as much as I have started to create the healthy boundaries and equality for women in the industry it is still a massive issue to this day. I still get the occasional caller on the other line say “Oh I didn’t want to speak to the receptionist again get me a sales consultant” or worse when meeting new clients for the first time at the dealership and have them turn around and say “I’m sorry darling but I don’t want to speak to a girl, can you go and get me one of the sales GUYS” and most of the time without words people’s vibes hint to the fact that you know nothing because you are a female and don’t want to give you the time of day. Yet being the most experienced sales consultant in my department.

Nevertheless I’ve always wanted to make an impact, I’ve always had this urge to educate more people about the motor industry. And hence this blog was born. I want to show you the value in the products your buying, I want to show you the best way to buy them and of course I want to show you the absolute crazy deals I do!

Whilst I may not have the most experience I hope that what I have learnt so far will be beneficial to all my clients in some way or another, in addition it will be great to see what this journey brings us all – including me.

So if you are keen on everything cars, jump in the passenger seat, buckle up and come with me down the highway I chose.

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