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This recruiter is pushing for industry manager positions based on my experience but I don't feel ready for it. Im currently a senior 1. Will it look bad if I decline a manager position just because I don't feel ready?

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This happened to me as well - the recruiter I was working with was pushing a manager position on me and I was on the fence about it as I felt like I definitely wasn’t ready for that level of responsibility yet. However, I gave that role and interview a chance and it turns out that the recruiter had also helped the company recruit for other roles before and had seen the company create new positions for people they really like and train them, which was exactly what happened to me as well. I guess what I’m trying to say is, try it, you’ll never know.

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No, I am still a senior in my new role and on the fast track to becoming manager. The company created a senior role for me. My title is outdated though as I’m not in public accounting anymore.

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Hear them out first. Worst case scenario you boomerang or go to a different p/a firm.

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I wouldn’t sell yourself short. Accounting managers aren’t doing anything complicated.

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