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Kim Reilly

Kim Reilly

Theodore Robins Ford

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Kim's work combines: Business, Numbers, and Helping People

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Day In The Life

Auto Body Estimator

I work in the Automobile Business.

Skills & Education

Here's the path I took:

  • High School

  • Associate's Degree

Here's the path I recommend for someone who wants to be an Insurance Appraisers, Auto Damage:

High School

Associate's Degree

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Life & Career Milestones

My path in life took a while to figure out

  • 1.

    I studied Business in High School.

  • 2.

    Started working at 17, right after High School.

  • 3.

    I moved up in positions quickly in all of my jobs with my thirst for knowledge.

  • 4.

    Started working at a Dealership in 1982 as a Phone Operator.

  • 5.

    Moved through out the Service Department positions.

  • 6.

    Worked in the Office positions.

  • 7.

    Worked in the Body Shop in 1990.

  • 8.

    Continued in the Automotive Field through out the years as a Manager and Owner of a shop.

Defining Moments

How I responded to discouragement


    Messages from Society in general:

    You should not work in this business as a woman, you do not know what you are talking about.

  • How I responded:

    I do not accept negative words from ignorant people who do not know me and my abilities. I just ignored them (In all honesty it was hard to do because they were customers) and kept talking as if they did not say what I just heard. I eventually proved that I did know what I was doing and what I was talking about. As a Manager I was treated like the Secretary most of the time but I kept going with my duties.

Experiences and challenges that shaped me

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  • I lost a couple of jobs due to closure.

  • I have ADHD and OCD.