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Applying for a director position, how can I illuminate my management experience?

I have roughly 9 years of IT experience. I'm applying for a director position (with probably 3-4 managers reporting to me, each with 4-8 people reporting to them). This would definitely be a big step up in responsibility for me, but I feel I'm ready for the challenge. I've been largely a technical lead in the past. I've handled interviews and budgeting, but I'm concerned that since I have't been "strictly a manager" for 5+ years, that I won't be considered. According to the job requirements, they want a "big picture thinker", and all the other traits fit me perfect. However, I know I'm skinny on the pure management piece, which is supposedly 20% of the job. I don't want to exaggerate my resume, but I want to make sure I phrase information about my team and project leadership in a way that makes me seem as experienced in management as possible. Any tips?

Asked By: vbslinger - 4/6/2007
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Not to bust your bubble, but I probably wouldn't hire someone for a director role of this scope who hadn't had a significant amount of management experience. However, my job is to assist you, not evaluate you, so here are some ideas... More
Answered By: Mel - 4/6/2007
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First of all, I lloved your use of the word "illuminate... More
Answered By: Think4Yourself - 4/6/2007
 
First off a leader is honest so don't embellish, they'll see that not as creative but as deceitful, bad impression, that 's not to say you can't toot your own horn,that's self confidence good impression, let them know who you are what you've done and how you will contribute to the big picture. They have said that... More
Answered By: Chuck P - 4/6/2007
 
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