My friend was offered an interview for a job at a company that his friend works for (his friend is one of the interviewers as well), but turned it down as he had just started a new job. He told his friend (the interviewer) that he had a friend name MooseLucifer that would be interested, and told me I should apply. I submitted an application immediately but haven't heard anything yet (but it's only been 1 business day).
Today, my friend invited me to grab some drinks and go go-karting with him and the interviewer, whom I've never met. I'm a car guy, and the job for a design engineer at a car place, so I'm pretty confident we'll get along fine, but how should I approach the situation?
- Should I be treating it like a pseudo-interview?
- I work as a manufacturing engineer and usually dress very casually, should I dress nicer?
- Assuming they don't call me to schedule an interview before then, He knows I applied and am awaiting a call, should I ask about an interview? Should I pretext the interaction by saying "don't worry about it, whether you want to interview me or not is a professional decision, and I totally understand if I don't make the cut" or something like that?
- I'm pretty smart about reserving inappropriate jokes around a new person until they have shown if they're okay with them or not, but having a mutual friend there will definitely help with that. Either way, cars/racing makes for a pretty testosterone-y environment, and the jokes are usually pretty lude, should I avoid them or might it help my chances?