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A work environment unlike any other.
It’s not ground-breaking news that companies who take better care of their employees get more production out of them, fewer sick days and keep them employed longer. Without getting into a ton of small details and fine print, let’s just all assume that we understand that healthcare is expensive for businesses and if you can reduce the cost, while increasing productivity and happiness in your employees, you should probably do it. Thankfully, DealerFire has done just that.
From weekly basketball games open to employees to local volleyball league teams that are sponsored by the company, DealerFire promotes an active lifestyle and makes these (more…)
Recently, DealerFire staff of the female persuasion decided to take a painting class together for a little girls night out. As part of the class, we had pre-chosen a piece of artwork for inspiration and then were led step by step through the painting process by a seasoned instructor.
As each of us let loose of our inner artist and our masterpieces began to take form, individual creativity and personality was slowly revealed. And while each of us were given the same tools and were shown the same technique, each painting took on its own form.
Some of us were harder on ourselves than others. Some singularly seemed more beautiful than the next. Some skies were more blended and some grasses more lush. A few adventurous souls stepped out of the box and added their own flair or painted something different altogether. (more…)
During a recent conversation with a fellow baseball mom at my 10 year old son’s practice, she turns to me and says, “I just don’t know how you do it.” I asked her to clarify to which she said, “I mean, how do you work full time, raise two kids and help out so much with baseball?”
I really don’t know. Between the kids, husband, work, baseball, housework and randomness, it doesn’t leave much time. I have a 10 year old and a 1 year old who rule my life, and I am okay with that.
Wake up. Be awesome. Sleep. Repeat.
My life changed in January when I started down a new road in the sales industry. While my professional background includes experience in both sales and customer service, my work life stayed at work. I was a mother first and an employee second, sometimes being the parent staying home with a sick child or leaving early for appointments.
At DealerFire; however, I have been able and open to blending life’s responsibilities. My work email is linked to my personal cell phone and I am writing this blog in between sending out baseball board meeting minutes. Just when I thought my life could not get busier, my work is now more than just eight hours a day.
And I enjoy it!
My sales life is my work life and my work life is now woven into my personal life. The good thing about all of this is that it is still MY life – on MY terms! Being a mother has not only trained me for feats such as carrying six bags of groceries in one trip or two baseball bags and a baby into the gym; it has also prepped me to be a more understanding person in the sales world. The customer is always right, but I am learning to be more assertive when needed and when its in their best interest.
In my current position, I make the first connection to our dealerships. I reach out to potential customers and guide them through the benefits of using DealerFire as their premiere website and digital marketing provider. The fact is that our websites are not only responsive, generate more leads than the competition and come with the best customer service ever, they are really cool looking too!
With everything that I have learned and am still learning in the automotive and online industries, my faith in the product and company is ever-growing. From the first call until the last, our customers will always speak to a real person. In the world of automated responses and connections, DealerFire is old school: You call, we answer.
I still check my personal Facebook before I get out of bed, but I am checking my email now, too. I may not be the associate closing deals, but the conversations I have with customers are just as important to me, as is the first impression that is left with a dealership. And while my family still, and always will come first, I am now willing to say that my work is a tie for second place to my son’s baseball. We all have good days and not-so-good days and yesterday’s homeruns don’t win todays games!
A Mock Interview with Corey Maertz
A few months ago, Corey Maertz, DealerFire Director of Support, shared his tips on achieving a healthy work-life balance in “Staying Connected”; a topic especially relevant to IT (Internet Technology) and Customer Support. This month, he takes a step back to help prospective Management Information Systems (MIS) employees prepare for a potential jobs in a podcast by conducting a mock interview with local University of Wisconsin-Parkside student.
Here are five unique questions questions you might expect during a job interview with Corey:
Top progressive companies like Facebook, Google, Amazon and DealerFire are always looking to hire, but how do you get noticed among the hundreds of other applicants? Christian Salazar, Director of Sales at DealerFire, provides Top 3 lists of do’s and don’ts in how to land the dream job you’ve always wanted.