Applying for a new position at an organization where you already work poses unique advantages and disadvantages. The biggest mistake people make is to shortchange the process. To be successful, it’s important to position yourself just as competitively as any candidate from outside the organization.
You’ve probably heard that up to 80% of job openings go unadvertised. One of the best things about focusing on where you work is that you can access loads of inside information and discover opportunities before they’re posted.
Of course, you still have to prove that you’re the right choice. Ace your internal interview by following these steps for every stage in the process.
Pursuing internal openings provides a smart way to advance your career. You may find a new job you love where you can still have lunch with your old buddies and avoid a longer commute.