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Old 02-16-12, 03:52 PM   #1
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Applying for an internal job

A new opportunity has opened up in our IT department. I feel I am perfectly qualified for it and it would be a step up from my position. The job has been posted publicly. Does anyone have any tips for applying for a job in the same department you work in?
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I reccomend that you catch the interviewer a delicious bass.
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Does anyone have any tips for applying for a job in the same department you work in?
Don't act too familiar/comfortable on the application or interviews even if your best friend is sitting across the desk asking the questions. I've had people tell me "you know what my skills are".
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Let me be the first to say: casting couch.
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Answer all their questions with a question and employ long periods of silence between their question and your question answer.
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I must say, these are some excellent suggestions.
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Well, you may have a hometown advantage. They know how you are to work with.

Other than that, just be immaculately prepared for the interview. Act like you are out of the company and really want the job.

If that doesn't work, maybe a little cash properly applied might help.

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Make it clear that you're good at what you do and you're qualified but be a little careful if you're too good.

I remember interviewing for a position some years back where the second interview was almost embarrassing. The interviewer was testing to see how well I knew credit derivatives and within about 5 minutes it was painfully clear that I not only knew more than he did but knew more than he could even comprehend. As it happens I got the job but given how awkward the interview felt with the yawning difference in knowledge I had wondered which way it would go.
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That may not be an advantage.
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how well I knew credit derivatives ...knew more than he could even comprehend.
I have to wonder about the kind of mind that would devote the time and energy to something this tedious.


As to the OPs question, if it's a BIG step up, understand there's a certain unstated reluctance for management to suddenly accept a former underling as an equal. Most people don't have the smarts or the guts to shift gears that quickly.
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Make it clear that you're good at what you do and you're qualified but be a little careful if you're too good.

I remember interviewing for a position some years back where the second interview was almost embarrassing. The interviewer was testing to see how well I knew credit derivatives and within about 5 minutes it was painfully clear that I not only knew more than he did but knew more than he could even comprehend. As it happens I got the job but given how awkward the interview felt with the yawning difference in knowledge I had wondered which way it would go.
This explains your grasp, if I can get away with it, of P.E.S.
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You should be able to guess what they're going to ask so prepare properly. Look sharp and be sharp on interview day. There's no excuse for not totally nailing the interview and you don't want to look like you're not taking the process seriously. I see internal candidates screw up all the time.
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Don't take a beer into the job interview, and don't ask 'Do you prosecute employee theft?"
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Whatever you do, don't send out an e-mail from the hiring manager's hacked account claiming that you got the nod. Blackmailing someone to do it for you is perfectly acceptable.
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I have to wonder about the kind of mind that would devote the time and energy to something this tedious.
The kind of mind that wants to earn the big bucks by understanding something most people regard as the mathematical equivalent of voodoo?
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This explains your grasp, if I can get away with it, of P.E.S.
My mind is spinning with all sorts of things P.E.S. might stand for. Please put me out of my misery and let me know which version you intended
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