By: Cydni Thebert, Global Manager, Talent Acquisition
You may be asking yourself, what part does Talent Acquisition play in an organization focused on “Automotive Expertise” and, why would I need to be an automotive expert to work for Percepta?
The easy answer is . . . you don’t. You don’t need to be an automotive expert to work for Percepta. For me, automotive is in my blood. I’m second-generation automotive. My dad worked for a major automotive company for more than 40 years. Every one of my six uncles worked in the automotive industry. My brother worked in the automotive industry before changing careers and I’m now doing a second stint supporting the automotive industry. It also doesn’t hurt that I’m from Detroit – the MOTOR CITY!
Whether you’re working directly or indirectly in the automotive field, the one thing you really need to be successful is passion. Passion about the company and the product line that you’re supporting – either directly or indirectly. I’m more of an enthusiast than an expert. I can change a tire and, if pressed, can change my oil, but that’s about it for my automotive experience! However, being an automotive ENTHUSIAST allows me to bring a passion for the product lines that I support from a talent acquisition standpoint.
In talent acquisition, while skill set is absolutely important, one of the things we look for in our hires is passion. A passion for helping someone AND, a passion for automotive. Do you work on vehicles in your spare time, love auto shows, go to auto events to look at old cars or muscle cars (in Michigan, we’re known for our Dream Cruise – people come from all over the world on the last Saturday in August to look at classic cars)? If you answered yes to any of those questions, that makes you an auto enthusiast and someone that we’d want to get to know for our open positions! The key here is to have an understanding of the industry and to present that in a clear and authentic way.
Percepta offers all the necessary training, technology and equipment to perform at the highest capacity in supporting our auto and auto adjacent clients. What we need from you, our potential candidate, is your passion. Passion for helping others and a passion or love for cars, trucks and SUVs. If you have the latter, we can help you with the former.
We offer all types of positions for the auto enthusiast, from automotive techs to warranty specialists and even customer service represents who support new vehicle buyers place an order for their new vehicle – right over the phone! You want a blue vehicle with all-wheel drive, top of the line sound system and digital radio delivered to your home? We can do that!
So, if you’re not an automotive EXPERT but an automotive ENTHEUSIAST, we’d love to hear from you! Please visit our website www.percepta.om\careers check out our current openings and apply! We look forward to welcoming you to the Percepta family!