- 2 months ago
- Wedding: November 2018
For the general gist- skip to par. three. This past April, I landed an entry level position within my state’s public assistance sector. This position was a government contract position but promised opportunity for growth and checked ALL of my little boxes for what I really wanted in a career starter. In September, I was offered a promotion from Assistant to Specialist. I did not have to interview for my current position as it was within the same office and the same contractor. I am now currently half way through a 6 month intensive training program for the position.
When a higher position opened up in my office that was directly through the state I was ecstatic! I love my job and the new position would be just two more weeks of training on top of my current training program. I would essentially be doing the same thing but would be on the eligibility approval/denial end of things instead of the initial intake side. I am more than confident in my abilities to take on this role and it would be such an amazing opportunity for me both career wise and family wise. With my new salary, we could potentially build our home 2 years sooner and pay off ALL of my student debt in about 2 years.
My interview for this position is Friday and I am kind of freaking out as I have never interviewed internally. One of the interviewers is my current manager so that does take care of some nerves but the other manager I have only met once in passing. Since this is a promotion to being a state employee, I plan on dressing business professional (business casual office) and go into the interview as if I do not work with my manager on a semi daily basis. I guess I am just nervous about being held to a higher standard and I want to be fully prepared. Any tips? Any experience to share?
Should I bring a copy of my current resume? My resume primarily focuses on my last two positions which both interviewers are extremely familiar with so they already know what I have done on a daily basis for the last 7 months.
Are there any no-nos when it comes to internal interviews?