YOU ARE THE ADVICE COLUMNIST: How Do I Interview At My Own Job?

Should I stress that I know the job inside and out and could easily take the place of my former supervisor, or do I approach this like job interview 101?

Nov 8, 2013 at 6:30pm | Leave a comment

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I'm in a lucky but stressful position--my current supervisor is leaving, and I'm next in line to take her place and direct our program. However, policy where I work dictates that a full committee hiring process take place, and that I interview for the position--I'm not allowed to simply be promoted. How should I approach the interview process? Should I stress that I know the job inside and out and could easily take the place of my former supervisor, or do I approach this like job interview 101? My coworkers are side-eyeing me and getting testy about my "easy" promotion, but I do want to prove myself in my interview. How should I approach this?

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