How to Get a Job in the Auto Industry!

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  • Here's the link to David Tracy's article on becoming an automotive engineer. It's definitely worth checking out if you're thinking about that career path.

    Donut MediaDonut MediaАй мурун
    • Only the most important part for interior/exterior design, and sometimes not even for exterior, as aerodynamics can come before aesthetics. Chassis and power train design don’t require artsi-ness.

      Jack JJack J18 күн мурун
    • Thanks y'all.

      David TracyDavid TracyАй мурун
    • About the big announcement, this is me. But I'm 13 and live about idk..... 3000 miles from L.A.!? XD. I wish I was 18 so badly right now.

      Hayden MillsHayden MillsАй мурун
    • I want'a yob @🍩

      BETO N' TUNEBETO N' TUNEАй мурун
    • Im currently in school for this career path, love the video! Working towards a bachelors of Automotive & Vehicle Engineering

      Brandon DemerisBrandon DemerisАй мурун
  • I'm 9 and I wash cars

    I like hatsI like hats2 күн мурун
  • Don't get in the auto industry. Its not worth it. Especially dealerships. Its awful

    Fomoco1320Fomoco13206 күн мурун
  • Applying to "Vehicle Electronics Engineering" studies next week. This video just sorted any doubts that I had.

    kjukju7 күн мурун
  • I work at a junkyard and i wanna quit but i wanna stay in the car industry. This video was just meant for me

    DinklebergDinkleberg9 күн мурун
  • 8:20 that’s f2…

    SadPumpkinSadPumpkin11 күн мурун
  • I would really like to become a designer for something like Porsche and this video gave me a lot of hope

    13redstone3113redstone3111 күн мурун
  • Mechanic

    Cohen GamerTV10Cohen GamerTV1014 күн мурун
  • Lol......Donut media now teaching how to get a job in Auto industry😂😂😂..I don't know what to say bruh😂😂

    Ibrahim BhuiyanIbrahim Bhuiyan14 күн мурун
  • Yea im in the automotive industry.. i uhhh make foam padding for the Panamera thats like 1% of my work...

    SjrkoSjrko15 күн мурун
  • Are you sure you wanna follow this path? My new boss the first day of internship. yeah... didn´t see the red flag.

    Sergio TroiloSergio Troilo15 күн мурун
  • I'm here for uncle birdman jus saying lol

    VGK30VGK3016 күн мурун
  • I have worked in a few dealerships and mom and pop shops around the country and no one cares about ASE's. Only ones I have seen care were tire shops.

    Mark SkeemMark Skeem16 күн мурун
  • As someone with clinical depression: I'd love to have a job where at the end of the day I don't feel like going home. And when I do go home I want to be excited about waking up the next day and going back to work.

    Steph R. AgoSteph R. Ago17 күн мурун
    • Well don't go to a dealership cause you won't feel like that I promise

      Fomoco1320Fomoco13206 күн мурун
  • This is really encouraging, thank you for this!

    PjPj17 күн мурун
  • I just started my service advisor career. Never spend ANY time in the auto industry and I for the last 2 months I’ve been with Mercedes-Benz

    HiHoSilverHiHoSilver18 күн мурун
  • You guys should have y'all own school

    NormalDayWithCharlie NDWCNormalDayWithCharlie NDWC18 күн мурун
  • Hey can I work with u guys

    P0T213 6H0STP0T213 6H0ST18 күн мурун
  • 1:47 the second from the middle looks like a young Elon Musk

    PAIR of SneakerheadsPAIR of Sneakerheads18 күн мурун
  • As someone that currently works on the corporate side of the auto industry, two bits of advice I can offer to others who hope to work on the corporate end. 1) Plan out what types of roles you want as early as you can in college; I went for a Bachelor degree in Automotive Technology, but didn’t realize until it was too late that I should have actually gone into an Engineering degree for the roles I was interested in. (Side note, Automotive Degrees don’t support too many corporate roles, it may significantly limit your entry level career options.) 2) As soon as you can (Freshman year if possible), apply for, and participate in, as many internships as possible. While you may think that good grades are the primary factor in getting hired out of college, by far the majority of people that get hired out of college for salary roles were offered positions at companies they interned for in college (while in their internship). Hopefully this helps a couple people in some way, good luck to everyone aiming to enter the auto industry (in whichever aspect)

    Jacob GaylordJacob Gaylord18 күн мурун
  • I was a civilian mechanic for a couple years of my life, and even with my ASE certification, I could never do it again. Sure, I learned everything I know today, but with the way that you get paid as a mechanic (basically a flat rate with a guide that says how long it should take to do a job, but if you take longer, you only get paid for how long it *should* have taken) , I would have to work extremely hard and get paid very very little. This is just my experience and don't let it sway you, just make sure you do research into the field you want to go into.

    AlexAlex20 күн мурун
  • I noticed you didn’t mention a service writer at a dealership..prolly bc nobody in their right mind would actually want this job.

    RhinoNigelRhinoNigel21 күн мурун
  • Genuinely an amazing video. I chose to be a truck mechanic over a car mechanic a few years ago and hated it. Now I’m going to school for custom car work

    Nathan NievesNathan Nieves22 күн мурун
  • I want to design sticker, vinyls and liveries for cars so much !

    Abdullah JattAbdullah Jatt22 күн мурун
  • Alternate title: "Click this video to get motivated"

    Abdullah JattAbdullah Jatt22 күн мурун
  • How about you guys get someone on the new and old muscle cars. Some people like me enjoy this kind of content. Too bad I live so far away. Or I could summit a video. But I bet you guys can find someone cool enough for that

    Christian MejiasChristian Mejias22 күн мурун
  • Bro that picture not Formula 1

    Will Louis MartensWill Louis Martens23 күн мурун
  • Okay, now do one for how to get into public policy roles in Washington.

    A VBA VB23 күн мурун
  • I began studying mechanical engineering even before I knew cats can be this fun

    __23 күн мурун
  • Who even scripted this? In what world do you go from working in a warehouse to "working your way up to sales" you can just go into sales if you are a good salesman, or even if you're not good. Sales is quite literally a no experience required profession.i suggest don't waste your time in a warehouse at any age or point in your career. It's soul stealing work with no real benefit on a resume. The best way to do it is figure out what you like or love as quickly as possible and figure out what it takes to make money doing it. Find out whether or not a college degree will benefit you in your chosen industry. If it won't offer you a whole lot then do not put yourself in extreme debt doing it. It may be possible to get just as far with a certificate or an associate's degree from an online school and that way you can save yourself an actual literal fortune and take classes after you've already gotten your foot in the door and began to gather experience, and more importantl... relationships with powerful and hopefully intelligent people. Try to find someone who is winning big in your field and ask them to mentor you. Make sure it's someone that has their shit together. You'd be surprised how many people would love for a young person to sincerely ask them to be a mentor them... And Finally, dedicated yourself, stay focused and work hard. These things will guarantee you success. Believe me ...I took none of my advice and you have the chance right now to learn from my mistakes, right this shit down and then you won't end up being be a total loser like me

    RealjiveturkeyRealjiveturkey23 күн мурун
  • If you live in Michigan (or even if you don't) check out Kettering University. They have a co-op program where you work at engineering companies (usually automotive) as part of your education. The school was formerly General Motors Institute and has a lot of automotive connections! The co-op program makes you more competitive in the industry

    Han's HobbiesHan's Hobbies24 күн мурун
  • My grandpa died at the age of 92, with full head of hair. It was white, but it was all there. That being said, the Uncle Jerry ads almost make me want to pay for Keeps anyways

    Zachary RobertsonZachary Robertson24 күн мурун
  • this feels like a auto industry game campaign

    Hongming LinHongming Lin24 күн мурун
  • I'm a truck driver, thankful I have the job but hate it. I'm in the process of getting all my stuff payed off, I'll be mortgage and rent free, then I'm focus on doing something with cars. I have always wanted to do something with cars. I love cars hopefully I'll get there soon

    Yasser NavarreteYasser Navarrete25 күн мурун
  • SAE Baja is better than formula hard facts

    Nick NykielNick Nykiel26 күн мурун
  • I went to college for collision repair and now I make the carbon fiber parts for luxury and sports cars for GM that haven't been released to the public yet. :) I love my job

    Victoria GriffinVictoria Griffin26 күн мурун
  • I'm actually going to college this coming school year for Mechanical Engineering in hopes of joining SAE and getting a job as an auto engineer, so when I saw this video and noticed that my preparations were matching this video, It made me feel much more confident. Thank you Nolan for beliving

    Ace DAce D27 күн мурун
  • Hey, can you make a video explaining why turn signals are red on some cars and amber on others? As well what's the deal with gas door placement?!? Why do some manufacturers stick to the right and some to the left?!

    JeffJeff27 күн мурун
  • Shooting my shot here. SDE intern.

    Aditya GantiAditya Ganti27 күн мурун
  • turned 18 on may 24th graduated may 25th, with a ase certificate,hyundai internship, college credits and a wonderful experience at a highscool auto class

    BacaBaca27 күн мурун
  • I'm a detailer right now but i wanna go into being an automotive technician soon

    mekel samsonmekel samson27 күн мурун
  • *me spending 12hr shifts in the model 3 line* when can i work at the porsche dealer next door?

    Tristan ColemanTristan Coleman27 күн мурун
  • Thank you all for this! It's not just motivation, you really helped us to open our minds a little bit more to this "world" we all here love.

    Javier RodríguezJavier Rodríguez27 күн мурун
  • im moving to new mexico soon and in trying so hard to get a new job in the automotive industry. i love car but i only know the basic stuff like brakes, oil etcetera. im very nervouse

    TrueTycheTrueTyche27 күн мурун
  • thank you very much, you're awesome

    ThunderbirdThunderbird27 күн мурун
  • This video is one of my fav. From donut. So informative & motivating also. Thanks for this video.

    Anoop SinghAnoop Singh27 күн мурун
  • please please ! stop that cringe parody

  • Here’s a recommendation from someone who’s been in this industry for over a decade. Don’t. If you’re only reason for wanting to be in the car business is because you like cars as a hobby, just don’t. Keep it your hobby. I became a mechanic because I was good at it, and that meant I could make good money without years of university. But when you spend 10+ hours a day working on other peoples stuff, the drive to work on your own isn’t the same anymore. Get a good job that allows you the funds to be able to have cars be your hobby.

    Matt OreyMatt Orey28 күн мурун
  • Real question is how do I get a job at donut media

    james Corduroyjames Corduroy28 күн мурун
  • Would love to be a race car driver

    Erick LunaErick Luna28 күн мурун
  • I want to start now at 17, but no one is accepting

    GEO GGEO G28 күн мурун

    Siddharth BishtSiddharth Bisht28 күн мурун
  • Very enjoyable video as always! Thank you!

    Police Chase ClipsPolice Chase Clips28 күн мурун
  • I finally graduated with a BS degree in Mechanical Engineering and have been on the job hunt in the industry for a couple months now! Heard back from a couple that sound very fun/interesting and I could not be any more excited to get started.

    Jacob InmanJacob Inman28 күн мурун
  • Not worth it unless you want to work on glorified golf carts in the near future. Fire breathing, noise making fun machines are going away quickly. Thanks government.

    rumblebeast08rumblebeast0828 күн мурун
  • I’m 15 but I have worked for about 6 years cutting yards with my dad and I have a very good work ethic. I have recently become obsessed (no I definitely didn’t have to ask Siri how to spell “obsess”)with cars thanks to you guys and your videos. Although I am only 15 I think I would be a very big help to this team. I’m not sure what I could do because I don’t live anywhere near where your hq are but I’m willing to do anything to help this channel out!

    S4FTY H4Z4RDS4FTY H4Z4RD28 күн мурун
  • ***I THINKWE CAN ALLAGREE*** We need biovids on all of you guys at Donut Media!!!!!!

    Shelton MShelton M28 күн мурун
  • If you want a job in fabrication ask the shop fabricator if you can cut the old brackets off of the project. I basically paid for $200 of custom work by doing grunt grinding and cutting work for them. It frees up lots of time for them and they dont get a face full of sparks. Just bring your own ppe

    Jeff MayoJeff Mayo29 күн мурун
  • My dream is to became a proffesional driver

    TheFourBangerTheFourBanger29 күн мурун
  • Me: 13:52 I´m about to cry Donut Media: BIG ANNOUNCEMENT!!!

    Ivz RGDIvz RGD29 күн мурун
  • Okay 7:03 does anyone know of any reputable shops that do this in and around LA? This video has made me realize this is the job I’ve been looking for for years, I just didn’t know it, but now I don’t know where to look!

    Lysander ZepedaLysander Zepeda29 күн мурун
  • LOL, you circled a 2 star place on Glassdoor with terrible compensation as your examples. Pretty much checks out.

    MrCobaltScarMrCobaltScar29 күн мурун
  • Auto tech courses are well worth it, even if you don’t make a living of it at least you know how to fix your ride. Being a donut media host may be the best car related job because of all they do. Love the videos guys, keep it up.

    DJay157524DJay15752429 күн мурун
  • Thanks to Donut Media, I have a basic guide to how can i get into automobile industry... Am an aspiring automobile designer, with a few courses down the belt looking for a college so I can get a proper degree

    ThiccBoayThiccBoay29 күн мурун
  • Is that dude at 5:21 literally using a broom to wash a car with?

    LittleMarkLittleMark29 күн мурун
  • Check out @godspeedfab on Instagram if you're in the western Washington area and looking for a hot rod fabrication shop

    Daelin C.Daelin C.29 күн мурун
  • you forgot parts interpreters and service advisors...

    VeryLongProductionsVeryLongProductions29 күн мурун
  • Wayne assembly plant in Wayne Michigan is hiring!!! We build the all new bronco & the revamped ranger!

    Justin CecilJustin Cecil29 күн мурун
  • UTI is an option to become technician, plus they also have other programs like welding. They work with know brands (Ford, Nissan, etc), I’ve called cause I was interested, and they told me that 3 in 4 people get jobs after they finish their programs. Another thing is that a lot of their programs take a year or less to finish.

    Silent78Silent7829 күн мурун
  • This was my job history: -Subway (customer service) -Grocery clerk (customer service) -O'Reilley's (customer service) -Lot Porter for Toyota (easiest/most fun job I've ever had) -GM Quick lube (gave service a shot) (Turns out all my other Cust. Service jobs made me really good with people so I was able to sell things but I didn't want to be a car salesman) -Became GM Quick lube service advisor -Became quick lube manager/service advisor. (All the in span of about 4 years. I'm not rich but 70-80k a year isn't too bad. Definitely helps pay the car hobby bills lol) Now I can have GM pay for my ASE certification if I want to become a technician so that's also nice but I think I'll stay as an advisor/manager ...

    Eddy SpaghettiEddy Spaghetti29 күн мурун
  • i want a job like donut media

    Jack LynchJack Lynch29 күн мурун
  • Shows you how much they care or know about detailing… Detailing is extremely important!

    Justin PutttJustin Puttt29 күн мурун
  • Lmao buddy at 6:07 hmmm yes this is hoist arm

    DylanDylan29 күн мурун
  • Im currently a tire tech but i am deffenently trying to become a service tech

    Nico GamingNico Gaming29 күн мурун
  • Sent in my audition a couple days ago! Excited to see if I can work with y’all

    Ashton HellwigAshton Hellwig29 күн мурун
  • Chrisfix fans ✋

    gold mikanikgold mikanik29 күн мурун
  • If you want to be a service advisor for the love of God learn everything about the cars I can’t stand bringing my car in to the dealer and have a service advisor not know anything about cars try and explain to me what is wrong

    That Guy JessThat Guy Jess29 күн мурун
  • Donut Media.. This might be the most important video yall have done. I agree with everything that was said. No doubt why you guys are making money and are the best on KGflow right now. Good job!

    Karl HorneKarl Horne29 күн мурун
  • I got an internship at BorgWarner after freshmen year in college, it’s pretty easy

    ImSniccImSnicc29 күн мурун
  • I'm doing an auto repair program in 11th and 12th grade where i can get an ASE Certification then I'm gonna try to work at a Ford dealership nearby

    diego u.diego u.29 күн мурун
  • Couldnt go to the nba bc of male pattern baldness while there is somone like alex caruso

    UnlogicalAlexUnlogicalAlex29 күн мурун
  • Nolan: The cool thing about sales is you don't need specialized technical training. You just need to be good with people. Me: Eewwww..... people...

    Jacob FisherJacob Fisher29 күн мурун
  • All of the positions except one are in LA 😂 You guys want to start a yee yee show in Texas?

    DothurnaaxDothurnaax29 күн мурун
  • I want to be an automotive technician, only way to truely have an automotive job is too work on some cars bruh screw this artsie design crap and photography

    Dumb_Shit_AutomotiveDumb_Shit_Automotive29 күн мурун
  • hahaha guess i really made a wrong choice going into marketing hahahahaha 🥲 hahaha...

    cat’s foodcat’s food29 күн мурун
  • I'll host a show up here in Alaska 😀 show yall how we roll in the frozen tundra

    Ben SmithBen Smith29 күн мурун
  • I want to become a host, but then again I don't.

    The Nexu SquadThe Nexu SquadАй мурун
  • No DON'T TAKE THAT AUTO-SHOP CLASS!! They often times have outdated tools and tools they should have but don't because of "budget" while the DAM cosmetology class gets their dam nail crap every week

    kyle poorkyle poorАй мурун
  • It gg

    Reverse_betaReverse_betaАй мурун
  • i got a job flagging at a racetrack nearby and it may not be the most glorious thing but i do have the opportunity to talk to drivers an teams and see if theres anything i could do to help and/or learn from them

    LoftierLoftierАй мурун
  • Your tip is not just for the auto industry jobs, It builds my own motivation. Thanks Nolan!

    Klyde SalangaKlyde SalangaАй мурун
  • Awesome advice brother.

    Rico CantrellRico CantrellАй мурун
  • my school is owned by a car company

    vidar sjögrenvidar sjögrenАй мурун
  • Donut is quickly becoming the only reason I come to KGflow.. great work fellas!

    The ChuggernautThe ChuggernautАй мурун
  • does anyone know the song at 3:24?

    Matias MoraMatias MoraАй мурун
  • Uncle Jerry needs his own channel

    Cameron SmithCameron SmithАй мурун
  • I’m 34. Am I too late?

    Fishing BobFishing BobАй мурун
  • I've learned two things with moving up in jobs; 1. Do the grunt work. You'll earn respect and good standing by doing stuff no one else wants to do. And 2. As Nolan mentions, even if you really do know what your boss is talking about, don't say "I know, yeah". Listen to them and let them explain things their way and when you say "okay, I understand", your boss knows you're listening. And you also learn the way they specifically want things done. Not every shop owner will run it the same way, so even if you know the Tab A into Slot B, listen to your bosses how's and why's.

    Laustin SpaceLaustin SpaceАй мурун
  • I’m going in my senior year of highschool and get to go into a automotive trade instead of waiting till after highschool is over😃🕺🏽

    PlayboiiMahriPlayboiiMahriАй мурун
  • That doesn't totally work in india though 😅

    akash sureshakash sureshАй мурун