Even though you may not be interviewing for a job at your existing company, some of these tips are perfectly in line with interviewing for jobs everywhere. It’s a good read either way…
You have a great advantage because you already work there. I would suggest talking about your current accomplishments within the company where you work. Highlight many of the things you have already done and the impact they had on the company. Use numbers to quantify your results.
Most importantly, let them know you have a plan for this new position and tell them how you would approach it. (this is a great tip even if you don’t have an internal interview)
Don’t take anything for granted, like the fact that you already work there and that getting this job will be easy.
Work hard for it. Do your homework and research on the position and present yourself as a unique and genuine candidate who can clearly do this job better than anyone else.
That’s how I was always able to get any job I ever wanted.
I gave them more than they were looking for and proved to them that I could not only do the job at hand, but could embellish the position in two other ways – making me look like I could do the job of three people all rolled into one.
But the trick here is not to dilute your candidacy. These extra talents you possess need to be closely related to the requirements for the position.
When you do this correctly, you basically knock out everyone else and emerge the only clear choice for the job.
Let me know what you think.