I’ve been in IT Security for 13 years, CISSP certified, and have yet to experience a interview experience such as this. I’m torn between how many interviews are enough. I think of it as security in general…how much is too much? Just enough…not too little, not too much.
I’ve had the following interviews.
1. Recruiter – overview of resume, history, position, requirements, etc.
2. HR – overview of resume, history, typical “Tell me about a time when…”, “how would you handle X situation.”
3. Technical – 4 person back to back to back to back interviews. Specific how would you manage this situation. What would you do for us if we had this issue, etc. Very specific scenarios.
4. Just requested by HR today. And this is where it’s new to me. They want me to come on-site to prepare a presentation for a panel on a specific Security solution. “If we wanted to select a building in X city for a new office, what would you assess security prior to the contract for the building and then how would you protect intellectual property after the contract is signed.”
My hesitation is…Jesus…how many interviews is enough? If they haven’t made up their mind by now, what is one more going to do? I hesitate also by wondering what they would be like to work for day to day.
Has anyone had experience such as this? How did it turn out?