Looking for any advice for an all day interview. The situation is a little unique in my experience, though I'm sure some of you have been through something like it.
I am flying up shortly to a final interview to be Engineering Director of a 500 person company producing high speed packaging equipment. I've made it through phone and Skype interviews with a recruiter (who headhunted me) and a phone interview with HR and my future boss. They are now bringing me and my wife up for a final interview. My wife will be scouting the city (we've never been there) while I'm meeting with the company from 9 to 4.
I have not been given an agenda, but I expect to be meeting with VP of Engineering, President, and the HR Director at a minimum. There will be some sort of assessment testing, but I don't know what form it will be. I also assume that I will be meeting with engineers, and engineering managers, production staff, and others. I don't have the impression that it will be a series of formal interviews. I think it is a combination interview, skill evaluation, and get to know you day.
- How do you approach an interview of this length?
- What do you do to keep your energy up through such a long day?
- How do you carry yourself when it gets a little informal, or at lunch?
- We set the interview up last week. They have not offered an agenda. Should I request one at this point?
I have 1000 questions to ask them. I'm a technical guy so I like to dive into details, sometimes too far. I need to know a lot about the structure to see if I can work within it. I don't want to overdo it, but in my experience my enthusiasm about the work usually wins people over.
Thanks for any input.