How do I find a managerial position with no practical experience?

I am a very recent MBA graduate who's been working in a corporate environment for over 10 years, but has never actually been in a leadership position. Will employers consider other elements into the hiring process? The concepts and theories are all very fresh in my mind. Wouldn't this be an opportunity for a company to mold me into the type of manager that they are looking for? I understand what you've said. Thank you for your brutal honesty. I hope I can somehow prove you wrong.

Asked By: prtybrwnskn - 7/28/2009
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You`re going to find it harder and harder to find managerial positions . Companies have found long ago during hard times they can eliminate management positions and actually run MORE efficiently by offering experienced production personnel a working manager position where the employee works at his/her regular... More
Answered By: randolph_ppfeiffer - 7/28/2009
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Nope, companies hiring a manager want EXPERIENCE. You have really nothing to offer, unless you have tried and true experience. Education alone does not mean nothing if you have no knowledge or experience in applying it to real world settings. Having an MBA does not entitle you to anything. Also, when hiring a... More
Answered By: Ryan M - 7/28/2009
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