Internal Interviews - Do you do anything differently?
BLUF: [b]For internal interviews, do you do anything differently? & if so, what?[/b]
Some extended background… I have just completed a 2-year leadership graduate program where I spend 3 eight-month rotations working for different divisions in different functions. I completed the program 3 weeks ago & returned to my first rotation into a very different job within the same team, where I have very limited technical knowledge.
Last week, the team lead announced she is pregnant. Which is great news for her. She will be taking maturity leave for about 10 months in January. So that leaves a vacant temporary team lead position to be filled.
The group manager (I previously reported to him in my first rotation) asked me if I am applying for the position. He mentioned that it was expected from me by a number of the management team. My initial reactions (rightly or wrongly) was some uncertain. I have changed jobs every 8 months for the last 2 years & am suffering from “new job fatigue”. This is essentially my fourth job in that time period (in the same company). Starting this current position, my personal objective was to truly master this role & now there is talk that I should apply for the team lead, (but no guarantees of anything obviously).
So I am still in the process of deciding if I should apply for this position yet. The position has yet to be advertised internally. So I have about 2 weeks to consider my options. In the mean time, I will prepare for the interview process regardless. There's no harm in being prepared.
I am currently listening to the interview series of pod casts & putting together a game plan.
[b]So is there anything different / extra I need to do for an internal interview process?[/b]
From a quick search of previous topics, I will be dressing up for the interview.
Thank you for taking you time to read this. & I appreciate any feedback on this.