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Opinion on applying for management positions?

My husband wants to advance his career, and is looking at management job openings. The problem is that all the management jobs in his field call for previous management experience. He has all the other qualifications, has previous supervisory experience, but has no actual management experience. Do you think he should apply to the jobs anyway? Or would that just annoy the hiring person because the job description specifically asks for management experience? If you think he should apply anyway, what kinds of things could be added to a cover letter to prove that he could do the job, even without the experience?

Asked By: Jewelle - 2/7/2012
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My experience has been that people get into management by working their up the ladder from an individual contributor role to a management role within the same company. Once you've proven yourself as an individual contributor, the company becomes familiar with you, your values, talents, knowledge, work ethic, etc., then... More
Answered By: Carteret - 2/11/2012
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