I’m interviewing for an internal position at my (very large) company. This would be a promotion to management of a data team. I had a great interview with the VP last week and she set up a technical interview with someone who would be a direct report for this position to follow-up. I should say, while I have 15 years data analysis experience and 8 years with this company, I don’t have experience with this line of business or these specific databases, which I was upfront about. The tech interview was going really well and I was able to pull some really great examples from my past work, however, the tech interviewee was not very engaged. That is until we had about 5 minutes left, he got excited and asked me an extremely specific question the team is currently working through. Each time I started to talk through an answer, he interrupted and told me why that approach would never work. He then started to explain how he was solving it. I feel very much like he was trying to put me (a younger woman) “in my place.” He then peppered me with abstract consulting questions, like how many blades of grass are on a baseball field, and I was admittedly too flustered to think. My question is, how do I handle this with the VP? Do I reach out to her and explain? Or do I just write this opportunity off?