Edmunds.com to hire 6 compact car shoppers, turn consumers into experts

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From Edmunds.com

SANTA MONICA, Calif. — August 29, 2013 — Edmunds.com, the premier resource for car shopping and automotive information, is now accepting applications for six jobs that any car shopper might dream of.

Through its Connect & Drive Experience,  Edmunds.com will temporarily hire six current compact car shoppers and turn them into experts. The company will bring the six shoppers to its headquarters in Santa Monica, Calif. where they will enjoy Edmunds.com’s innovative corporate culture, drive and review five of the hottest new compact sedans available on the market, and be instructed on the best way to go through the car buying process. This unique, fun and informative experience will prepare them not only to make a great car purchase themselves, but also to help their friends and family.

“According to our research, nearly 40% of car shoppers want a helping hand through the car buying process, and the Connect & Drive Experience is one way we’re responding to that need,” said Edmunds.com President Seth Berkowitz. “Through this program, as well as our new Price Promise offering and other efforts, Edmunds.com is helping to transform and improve the car-shopping experience.”

Car shoppers interested in Edmunds.com’s Connect & Drive Experience can apply online at https://www.facebook.com/edmunds/app_425864637510861. Applicants must meet certain requirements including:

  • Legal residency in the United States (excluding US possessions and territories).
  • A valid U.S. driver’s license.
  • Age 21 years or older
  • A clean driving record.
  • Availability to travel and stay in Santa Monica, Calif. September 24-27, 2013.
  • Plans to buy a new sedan within the next six months.

Edmunds.com will accept applications until September 13, 2013, and the Connect & Drive participants will be announced publicly on September 16, 2013.

Car shoppers don’t need to participate in Edmunds.com’s Connect & Drive Experience to get all the help they need on their next car purchase. Edmunds.com’s Live Advice line is a free resource that gives all car shoppers direct access to Edmunds.com’s staff of automotive experts. Shoppers can contact a Live Advice representative over the phone at 1-855-782-4711 or via online chat at https://help.edmunds.com/home seven days a week from 8am PT to 5pm PT.

Car buyers also can make sure they’re following the right car shopping path with “Ten Steps to Finding the Right Car for You” at http://www.edmunds.com/car-buying/10-steps-to-finding-the-right-car-for-you.html.

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