There should be no secrets, no hidden agendas, no mind reading necessary. Just because you have the skills and the experience, and work has an open position, does not automatically mean that you are a good match.
For the long term, do not contort yourself and your needs and your goals to allow you to win over an potential employer.
However, for the short-term, typically, you will need to bend more than you wish, in order to lay down the smaller steps needed to achieve your longer-term objectives.
Charles Tadros, M.D.
August 3, 2023
Saint Louis, Missouri