[b] Dear Manager-Tools community
BLUF: How do I prepare for a lunch interview with the interviewers boss, what can I expect, and how should I behave in this kind of interview?
After a career fair meet and introduction I was invited to an interview by one of the largest media corporations in Scandinavia. I prepared and conducted myself according to the Interviewing podcast, and I think it went great.
Near the end of interview the interviewer and his recruitment consultant asked me "what would you say if we gave you an offer now?". My answer was that I would be very grateful, and that I was very interested in an offer by doing my closing. In the end I told them that since I had a competing offer I and am in the process with four other companies I would need a week to think it over, as well as contacting the other companies. However if I was to list the companies i would today put them on the top. They told me they would talk to my references the next day and the consider giving me an offer. After the interview they said they felt I had made a great impression (I feel I owe Mark and Mike a lot for this impression. The interview podcast has been great here).
When talking to my references the next day it seemed that neither the interviewer nor the consultant had talked to my references. Instead the interviewer called me and invited me to an "informal" lunch interview with him and his boss.
[b][i]My question is:[/i][/b]
[b] How do I prepare for a lunch interview with the interviewers boss, what can I expect, and how should I behave in this kind of interview?[/b]
Finally, I would like to thank the Manager-Tools community for all advice in the past, which has been most useful. All advice will, as always, be appreciated.