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Help - new job interview with old boss that didn't end well!

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lill72 Thu 15-Aug-13 14:32:49

I have unknowingly got myself into a situation and am unsure what to do.

I went for a job interview today for a job that I was quite keen on - the interview went well and all signs were good. They then said they wanted to get me back in for another interview with their boss and mentioned his name. My eyes nearly popped out - he was my boss at another company where i was freelancing. He did not like me or my work - think there was some misunderstanding and he did not really give me a chance. I also find him a bit 'old boys club'. He let me go in the end.

I did not want to say anything when they mentioned his name so played along and pretended all was fine. Now they are going to set up a meeting with me. I am terrifed. I am not sure what will happen, He may even see my CV and ask for it not to go ahead - who knows. But say it does, what should I do? I would not really be working with him - he actually works at the sister company. But still. Ah what are the chances....

EBearhug Thu 15-Aug-13 22:41:16

Depending on the industry, the chances are quite high, I reckon. I've never worked with anyone from one company to another, but it's certainly happened with others I've worked with, I have worked with people who've worked with former colleagues of mine at different companies. It's a comparatively small world with particular skills.

If it were me, I'd try to prepare really well, and knock him dead (no revenge as good as a life well lived, as it were.)

Do they know you've worked for him before?

Blankiefan Fri 16-Aug-13 14:29:39

You might want to ask yourself if you want to work for him again. Interviewing is a two-way process... No point in getting into a work situation you'd rather not be in.

cumfy Sat 17-Aug-13 14:49:56

Well the silver lining is that you can have a frank discussion.

I like way X, you prefer way Y. Is this role more suited to X or Y ?

I think it is quite likely they know you both worked at the same company.

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