My question was marked as off topic because it asked for advice. I'm new to this network so happy to try and make it on topic! I've made a decent edit (revision 2) to the question's phrasing, and would appreciate re-open votes so I can gain answers.
If this question is still off topic, does it seem like a question which will never be appropriate or which just needs to be properly framed? If it's the former I'll just delete it and save my curiosity for another time!
Question: Optional internal interview