what do I do when I cannot imagine working for the manager who was interviewing me to be part of his team, but I really like the position? Should I interview for the next round?
I work for a support function in a major corporation and was interviewing internally for a team lead position in a business team . I prepared according to the excellent interview series and especially worked on the significant accomplishments and how to deliver the answer.
What happened was that the manager that was interviewing me behaved very unprofessionally:
1. He was late for the interview and did not have any documentation on my (e.g. no resume).
2. He took a call during the interview and noticed that we had less time than planned.
3. He told me that he decided to change the position during the interview, not knowing that our board had decided otherwise (I did not tell him at that moment).
4. Half way through the interview, he stopped and said that there are two types of people (basically the creative ones and the structured ones). I was far too organized for that position, the whole unit which my team would support would consist of unorganized people (which in my opinion is not true. Neither am I not creative, nor is the whole unit unorganized). It seems to me that being prepared was a minus here.
I pushed back politely, highlighting that I can adopt to different styles and that maybe being structured is a plus in that situation. He did not listen but said, ok you will come to the next round.
What should I do? - I really like the position, but I cannot imagine working for him. Is it unethical to go to the next interview round, knowing that I would turn down working for that manager?