I did. It is exactly like a job interview...though most people don't know exactly what that is either. As a former technical recruiter who has prepared many applicants for the experience, I have a unique perspective on both sides.
Here are a couple of good rules to follow:
1) Be 10 minutes early.
2) Wear a tie, a suit is better. Being over dressed will rarely count against you.
3) Be honest.
4) Ask 3 questions.
5) Always ask for the job...it doesn't matter what you think about the job until you see the offer...get the offer.
The process in the dojo or the board room is the same. You interview them, they interview you. It goes both ways. Regardless of what you think about the job, the manager or the company, ask for the job, get the offer.
If you are looking for some perspective on interviewing to become a deshi, see this link: http://www.chicagobudokai.com/Prospective%20Members.htm
Sorry for the late reply. I hope you find what you're looking for.
[QUOTE]Originally posted by Kevin Ly:Anyone here have to take an interview to become a deshi? I have to take one tomorrow, and I wonder...it's not going to be like a job interview is it?