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What do you have to do to become a regional manger for a John Deere dealership

I want to work for John Deere

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Kristine’s Answer

Hi Tristan!
I echo Marco's suggestions! I would reach out to your local John Deere dealer and talk to them about your interests! Typical paths include starting as salesman or diesel mechanic to allow you to learn about the customer base in the area. Learning about many areas within the dealership will assist your journey to a role like a Regional Manager. Ask questions, make your intentions clear, and share your overall goals. Many people will be happy to help along the way! DeereEmployee
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Carmen’s Answer

Hi Tristan, although I have never worked for John Deere, I can give you some general insight on how to move up the chain to Regional Manager within most public sector industries. My first suggestion would be for you to start applying for any position or internship with John Deere that you are currently qualified for. The biggest step is to get your "foot in the door" with the company of choice. Once you are established within the company you will want to ensure your leadership team is aware of your career goals, as any good leader will want to help guide you and prepare you to meet those goals. You will want to confirm what type of additional education and/or degree(s) may be required. There are many people in high positions with no degree, however, any additional education you have will typically increase your chances and help your resume stand out from others. Another piece of advice I can give you is Be Patient. Not many people can walk into a company and start out as a Regional Manager. There is typically a "progression" that will lead up to that position. Another thing to think about is relocation. Are you or will you be willing to relocate if the only open positions are outside of your current location. Typically the higher ranking jobs take longer to achieve as the folks in those positions stay for long periods of time so in order to get the position you want, you will sometimes need to relocate in order to make it happen. Have a plan , stick to it, work hard, prove your worth to the company and you will definitely set yourself up for success. I wish you the best.
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Marcos’s Answer

Hello Tristan,

Hope all is well. I believe I can help guide you to the right direction, although I am not aware of John Deere's hiring process/requirements to become a Regional Manager since I do not work for John Deere.

My best advice would be to find someone that does the job that you are trying to do in the future and talk to that person. You want to work at John Deere and become regional manager - why don't you reach out / go to a John Deere Dealership and ask to speak to a regional manager. I would say that if you are direct, look professional, and keep things brief, you can tell the individual that you would like to someone be in their shoes and if they could please dedicate 5-10 minutes of their time now, or at a later date to provide you with some information on what is needed to become an employee like them.

One of the things that I learned throughout my journey was that individuals are more than likely to help you if you approach them with a positive attitude. Once you talk to them, please ask them all your questions (might want to plan before hand) and tell them if they can be the best person to explain what they did with their career path to have the job you want. Some things to consider might be the following:

-Is a degree required
-Do I have to work my way up the chain of command or does John Deere hire external individuals with the required experience?
-What are some of their day to day duties?
-How long have you been in the role?

If the individual that you are trying to speak is unable to provide you with the information you need because they simply are not familiar with John Deere's recruiting process, feel free to ask them if they can provide you with the name of an additional individual that can best assist you with your questions and redirect you so that you can achieve your goal of one day working at John Deere.

Hope this helps! Wishing you the best of luck!
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