The best part of the interview process is when a candidate comes to us feeling like they are ready, but they know they are still in the “internal applicant phase.” This can make us feel like we don’t have time to get to know them as well as we would like, but the truth is we do. We get to know a ton about someone by talking to them for a while.
You can be a great candidate, but you can also be a very poor candidate. We have seen this happen enough times that we know the difference between the two. If you are a candidate who says they are still in the internal applicant phase and you don’t want to, just know that you’ll be judged on your ability to make a good impression at the interview. Don’t expect to hear an answer to anything.
As we always point out, the interview is not a test of your ability to get an offer from a company or be a good employee. If you were to quit, you would do so at your own risk. We’ll get back to that.
The interview process is a way to assess your skills in relation to the company. If you are not a good fit, you will not be asked to work. If you are a good fit, you will be asked to work. It is a way to test your skill as an employee as well as a way to test your skills as a candidate. At the end of the day you will be judged based on how well you perform at the interview.
The problem with the interview process is that it is a way for you to make up your own criteria for yourself. Not that your criteria should be all that important, but it helps put all the pressure on you and makes you feel like you have to prove yourself to a company. If you don’t like the company, the company does not hire you.
In other words, you dont. You take the test and you get the job.
In the interview process there is still no real way not to quit. You still get to hear every bit of that interview process, including the company’s own internal guidelines about how to answer questions. The problem is internal applicants often take the test and then quit. So the company thinks you might have applied to another company, so you have to keep applying until you get offered the job.
At least in theory, this should be much easier. But, in practice, it is very hard to get the company to give you any sort of interview. They are too busy answering interview questions, so you have to be much more creative with the questions. I have been in a company where internal applicants got hired because the company believed they would get in trouble if they did not get hired, but the actual interview process was pretty hard.
Not necessarily. In interviews you can, and should, ask almost anything related to the job. In fact in interviews it makes more sense to ask more subtle questions. The first question is always, “What do you know right now?” and the second question is, “What are you good at?” This lets people really focus on what they do best and lets them not get sidetracked with anything related to their boss.
If you are an internal candidate, you are almost always going to be in the interview process. So you should do your best to show why you are the best candidate for the job. In the case of a new internal candidate, your best bet is to ask a few basic questions about the job. Don’t ask about your salary, but instead, ask about the position you are applying for. Then, if you are hired, you should do the same.