I have a pretty lame question, but in this business I learned that you don't get what you don't ask for... so I'll ask anyway:
Can someone share with me how I should position myself in a lunch interview? I'm a newbie at one wirehouse being recruited/interviewed for lunch with someone from another well known wirehouse. I've been recruited before by another outfit and found out quickly that being recruited and interviewing is totally different. When I was recruited I wasn't asked too much about my work ethic and not too deeply about my numbers (since I am only in 1.5 years in production). It was more like they were selling me about why it would be good to move to their firm.
I am currently contemplating leaving my current firm b/c there has been a lot of drastic changes by mgmt locally and is not the best place for me to be. A contact that I had in the biz passed on my info to a mgr who called me for the interview. I don't know what to expect and in my experience these types of lunches are usually for big hitters which I am not...YET. So I don't know how I should approach this lunch b/c I don't think it's a formal interview. Should I play hard and tell them exactly what I want up front? Particularly, I wont move if I have to start all over again, I'd rather just join a team if possible or at least have more mgmt support. Would this hurt their view of me letting them know this from the get go?
Please share your thoughts. Thanks.