I'm an experienced applicant from a competing firm that was recently recruited by a headhunter. I made it through first interview and I’m up for an interview with a partner or director soon. Can anyone tell me what to expect and what kind of questions they'll be asking? What, essentially, are they looking to learn about me? I've heard it's basically whether the like you, and if you "fit in"? Will there be a case study like some other companies give at this stage of interviewing?
Also, it appears they cannot offer a substantial pay rise, but claim to offer better career progression and development, etc... What do people think? Should I push for sponsorship for an MBA, given I'd like to get one, in lieu of a pay rise? I think I'd need that commitment in writing for it to really mean anything. Would that be too "cheeky" to bring up? In my view it's a smart way to make them accountable for what they are promising...
Is this too low level to discuss with a director/partner... or does this get hammered out later with HR?