How to Prepare for an Interview that Could Lead to a Promotion

February 6th, 2015

Sure, job interviews are an important part of anyone’s career, but what if you are going after a position that gives you a big promotion? Approaching things differently in this case is probably wise for your overall prospects. You’ll need to step up your game and put forth more effort when you are prepping for the interview even when it is for an internal promotion at your company.

Here are a few strategies for ensuring you are ready for what may be the interview of a lifetime.

Research all aspects of the new position

Even though you are already familiar with how your company operates, and your executive team is hopefully familiar with you, making the effort to research the requirements of this new position is a must. Additionally, try to remember how the previous person in that role interacted with their staff. Make mental notes as who were the top performers on that team as well as any troublemakers.

Don’t forget to inform your current boss about the interview

Even though your boss may already know that you are up for a promotion, it is a good professional practice to inform that about your efforts. Ask for their advice and any other input they might have about the position. This may help you come interview time.

Don’t slack off on your current role

You need to still focus on your current role. Now is not the time to slack off while spending too much time dreaming about your potential promotion. Assume that your superiors are paying closer attention to your performance.

Stay professional during the interview

It is important to present a professional air during the actual interview, especially if you are familiar with the interviewer. Don’t assume that the position is already yours. Overconfidence can be the death knell for your promotion chances. Answer all questions clearly, and ask some meaningful ones of your own.

If you need any additional advice on interviewing or the other aspects of the job search process, talk to Pinnacle Workforce. We are one of the top medical staffing agencies in the country, with the knowledgeable recruiters that can help you and your career. Schedule a meeting with us today!

© Year Pinnacle Workforce. All Rights Reserved. Site Credits.