Tomorrow (Monday) I have a promotion interview for a move to a people-manager role from a project-based role.
April 10,2022 at 2:22PM UTC
I'll be interviewing with my current boss, and his boss who I also interviewed with for my current role. It took me a beat to decide to go for the position, working through a lot of fear and impostor syndrome. I'm coming to this move a bit late in life, as over the years I held myself back from advancement in my current career while I pursued other goals, and also because in my last position at another company I stayed stuck high-performing for years while being breadcrumbed. No raise, no promotion, with excellent reviews & feedback, for over 6 years. I felt good when I decided to pursue this promotion at my new company, but now with the interview looming tomorrow, here come my old friends fear and impostor syndrome, and I'm feeling frozen and finding it hard to prepare. It should be a "warm room" - I believe they both want to promote me. But I'm afraid I'm going to sabotage this promotion by saying something stupid, not preparing enough, and blowing the interview - Something I've done in the past. I want to succeed and push through this moment in my career to the next step. I do want to be a people manager, and this feels like the right opportunity at the right time. And it feels like breakers in the ocean, and I can see the other side. So I am looking for any advice for promotion interviews - questions to prepare for and questions to ask - and/or advice regarding pushing back this personal nonsense I am burying myself in.
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