With what actions do I wow a Hiring manager?

I applied for an assistant manager job and I am very serious about this job. The job description calls for food service experience or the equivalent, I have none of which. However, the job did call for retail experience which I noted I have. I also have a college degree, an awesome reference who could speak very well on my customer service skills. I wrote a cover letter where I showed how flexible I am and how I am willing to work long hours. I highlighted my degree and retail experience and my immediate availability. I pointed out only the positives of why I am the right canidate. How much of an influence do you think having no food/ restaurant experience will hinder my chances? Do you think the positive will outweight the negative? What can I do to show how serious I am without going overboard. I plan to call this company on Tuesday to confirm they recieved my application and resume. What else could I say to gaurentee an interview and hopefully land the job?

Asked By: googooslide2000 - 9/23/2007
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i would study their menu / company information... More
Answered By: Mildred S - 9/23/2007
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Would you consider a tryout? Offer to come in for one day pre-hire training. If it doesn't work out, nothing is lost and you are only one more day into your job search. Also, since you aren't paid, it doesn't go on your resume as a short term placement... More
Answered By: john c - 9/23/2007
As someone who has expierence in both fileds, as a regular crew member and management, I will say this. The fact that you have retail experience AND a degree will help you A LOT!!! The fact that you have no experience in the food biz will not matter at all. Atleast it shouldn't. If the company is looking to hire from... More
Answered By: mark l - 9/23/2007
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