BLUF: What differences in good practices make when pursuing and [u]internal[/u] job posting?
[b]Background:[/b] I interviewed for a position within my company last Friday. This position is in a different IT department in our company. I got the interview through our internal job-board posting and selection process. While listening to (cramming?) most of the interviewing podcasts, I wondered what differences, if any, in the M-T practices should be applied to applying for internal positions.
[i]Dress code[/i] - This is probably a no-brainer. However, I do feel anxious wearing a suit around the office with people I know. I still like the idea of putting on one’s best.
[i]The Close[/i] - Chalk this up to my own naïveté. When I’ve changed position internally in the past, it’s a reassignment. “Craig, you’re now doing X instead of (or in addition to!) Y.” This is not an offer, but a directive. With internal postings, is there an offer and acceptance? (In my interview and follow-up, I [u]did[/u] close; and it [u]felt[/u] awkward. That was mainly because I’ve never done it before.)
What other areas are different? Clearly the processes are very similar (a significant accomplishment question is still just that). Maybe it’s all the same. My own hiring experience has been exclusively with bringing in external candidates. I’m curious about others’ experiences and insight.
P.S. Thanks to Mark & Mike for putting out the Premium content and Interview series! Even with a short period of time before my interview to go through the ‘casts, it certainly improved my preparation and confidence in the interview!