This is my first post and I'm relatively new to Manager Tools. I LOVE the structured approach (says the engineer in me). Thank you Micheal and Mark.
This comming week is a big one for me. About a month ago a new position was posted both internall and externally. I threw my name into the hat and am one of three canidates. My resumed probably did 'stink' but I got in. Interviews start next week. There is one other internal candidate and one external. I've been at the company only 1 yr, 9 months. Until recently, it was hard to find anyone at this company with less than 10 years in. The company is attempting to prepare for the mass of retires that will happen in the next 5 years, including but not limited to all the VPs and possibly the Pres/Owner (if he can pull himself out).
I've learned that the new position is effectively designed as one of the sucession plans to the Exec positions that are opening. I've been preparing like mad. One of the podcasts I've listened to intently in my preparations is 'Preparing for YOUR Review'. The 5 questions in the 'Job Description' week seem great for job interview situations as well as a review. Within those questions, I also want to pull out the Boss Goals (from the Managing your Boss podcast). Of course, I need to get the information without dominating the interview.
I feel a bit over-prepared (which is ok) and now I feel like I'm over-thinking the preparations (which is bad). Any thoughts? :)