pre-employment assessments for

Automobile Dealers

Our Dealership Skills Assessment is the perfect fit for owners and dealership managers looking for actionable insights into prospective candidates. 

While the pandemic affected many industries, automobile sales are booming as consumers opted for their own vehicles over mass transit.  These same consumers also opted for new technology offerings from dealerships that minimized contact, from virtual showrooms to digital billing and payments.  

While this boom in sales is driving growth at dealerships, it also brings headaches for HR teams, hiring managers and owners tasked with finding qualified candidates who are digitally fluent to meet that demand.  At HighMatch, we have over 15+ years of experience partnering with automotive dealerships of all sizes.

Over the years, we’ve developed an in-depth understanding of the qualities that influence success both in the industry and in the most common roles and can filter your candidate pipeline to ensure only qualified applicants move forward.

Some of our automobile dealership clients include:

We have experience identifying high quality candidates to fill popular dealership roles such as:

  • Sales Manager
  • Sales Associate
  • Finance Manager
  • Service Technicians
  • Automotive Technician

Looking to fill a unique role on your team, or simply want to find candidates who will be successful at your dealership?

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HighMatch Dealership Skills Assessment

HighMatch Talent Insights Platform includes a highly configurable dealership skills assessment that’s fast, easy to implement and measures both personality and aptitude right out-of-the-box, as well as a fully custom solution that measures individual qualities that matter most to your dealership.

Both solutions can be combined with skills assessments, either from our strategic partnership with one of the largest skills testing providers, or our native skills offerings

Combining skills testing with soft skills assessments can provide a holistic view of a candidate’s ability to be successful on the job, leading to better hiring decisions.

Dealership Personality Traits

There are a number of personality traits that often align with success in dealerships, and are frequently requested by our clients.

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  • Adaptability/Flexibility: Job requires being open to change (positive or negative) and to considerable variety in the workplace.
  • Attention to Detail: Job requires being careful about detail and thorough in completing work tasks.
  • Dependability: Job requires being reliable, responsible, and dependable, and fulfilling obligations.
  • Initiative: Job requires a willingness to take on responsibilities and challenges.
  • Leadership: Job requires a willingness to lead, take charge, and offer opinions and direction.

“[HighMatch] gives me peace of mind when hiring new people.”

President, Automotive Dealership

Dealership Cognitive Abilities

While not as exhaustive a list as personality traits, there are also several cognitive abilities that often align with success at dealerships.

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  • Spatial Visualization is the ability to hold, manipulate, and think about three dimensions. ​This ability has direct bearing on someone’s ability to work with systems (both physical and digital) that have multiple parts and components that contribute to the overall system.
  • Vocabulary is the measure of the richness of someone’s vocabulary.  It has direct bearing on their fluidity in communication and their ability to process and understand written documents and spoken instructions – as well as the ability to write and speak clearly and concisely. 
  • Rapid Problem Solving is the ability to deal with many problems, one after another quickly. ​ It requires developed abstract reasoning skills to quickly recognize links and commonalities between seemingly unrelated objects.  It has direct bearing on an individual’s ability to diagnose problems quickly and recognize when unique solutions are needed.


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Dealership Skills

In addition to those traits and abilities mentioned above, there are several hard skills that candidates often have to demonstrate knowledge and experience in to be considered viable candidates.

Don’t see a skill you want to measure?  Have an existing custom skills test that you need help with? Request a skills consult from our in-house team of psychologists.


  • Automotive Engineering: This test measures the knowledge of auto engine classification, inspection and troubleshooting
  • Class A Automotive Mechanic: This test is designed to assess a test taker’s skills as a journeyman mechanic
  • Class B Automotive Mechanic: This test is designed to assess a test taker’s experience working with cars
  • Class C Automotive Mechanic: This test is designed to assess a test taker’s mechanical ability and knowledge of tools
  • Credit Analysis: this test closely detects the knowledge of the test taker in the areas of Credit/Collections, Analyzing Financial Statements, governing secure transactions, etc.
  • Shop Math: This test covers several topics, including adding numbers, converting decimals to fractions, dimensions, etc.
  • Sales Concepts: this assessment was created to assess the skill level of a sales representative. It can be used in any sales industry as it covers the basic skills needed to be successful in sales

HighMatch offers the ability to test candidates for all of these skills and many more retail skills tests through our strategic partnership with a leading skills provider.  Find out more by connecting with our Services team today.

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HighMatch Dealership Skills Assessment

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