On a temporary contract at one company, I spent 6 months in team A before moving to team B. I have applied for a permanent role in team A. The hiring manager has said that because of my previous time in their team, it is not necessary for me to interview, unless I request one.
I had a very good exit review from team A, so my lasting impression with the hiring manager is good. There are on-going interviews with external candidates for this role too.
Pros of me requesting an interview:
It seems more professional to have a formal interview, which may help me look serious about the role as I'm relatively junior at the company.
I don't want to appear complacent
Interviews aren't usually pleasant, so why would I go for one which I have been told I don't have to? Is there any reason why, from a hiring manager's perspective, it would be advantageous to have an interview with a candidate who has previously worked in their team?
Because the hiring manager already knows me, there may not be much to discuss, so I'm leaning towards saying I'm happy to not have an interview. What would be a good way to either:
- Say I'm happy to not have an interview, whilst still conveying that I'm serious about the role and that the manager knows me well enough already.
- Say I want an interview, despite the fact it could be just something short.