In September my company hired a manager for my department. He stuck around for all of 3 weeks and then quit suddenly one day. The day he left one of the people in another department came to me and said that they think I do awesome work and that they really think I should get this promotion but that I am going to have to show some initiative and ask for it if I want it. I decided that they were right and went into my boss’s office the next morning and asked for the job. She said she would be glad to set up a group interview with the other supervisors and give me a shot at the position just like anyone else. Later that day our CEO called an emergency meeting and announced that our finances were not so hot and pretty much everything that cost any money was to be put on hold for a while so they put off my interview. I totally understood that and put the thought aside until I forgot that I had ever asked for the job. Until today.
This morning I got an email to be ready for that group interview tomorrow and to bring an updated copy of my resume. :eek: Holy crap, I hadn’t prepared for this! Now my head is full of questions and concerns. What kind of questions should I expect them to ask for a managerial position interview? Since this is an internal thing does that mean they wouldn’t interview me for it if they hadn’t already decided to give me the position? Does this mean that if they don’t hire me for the position that I should expect to be fired soon because they will assume that I am not happy with my current job? Is there anything that can be said during this interview that would sway anyone or are their minds essentially going to be made up one way or the other before I walk into the conference room? Would passing out from nerves today be poor form?
I’m so nervous I feel sick. Help calm my fears by sharing your experiences please!