If they do end up needing to interview other candidates, you want an interview too.
Seven years is a long time to be away, and if they’re also talking to others, you don’t want those other people to be more fresh in their minds than you are.
I decided to treat the group like a real organization.
I put systems in place to handle the administrative aspects of finding hosts, teaching hosts how to throw a good event, and handling event registration.
You want to know things like how the role may have changed since you last held it (a lot can change in seven years) and whether anything about it is different for someone who’s working remotely, and — unless you know your would-be manager very well — you want to get a better feel for her as a manager and for her to be able to get a better feel for you.But when there’s a clear application process already laid out, it’s generally pretty annoying when people try to go around that rather than following the instructions we asked you to follow. If she thinks it makes sense to set up a call, she will let you know. Can I praise my boss for her work turning around our organization? My boss (of a small not-for-profit) was recently moved into the top role when the CEO left and is now managing the whole organization.Things were not going too well when the former CEO left and morale was pretty low.On the human resources side, I paid a lot of attention to when the groups “gelled” and when they didn’t, and was able to start identifying factors that led to successful experiences for the attendees.The factors ranged from the environment to the mix of personalities, body types, and preferences.How appropriate would it be for the staff to come together and buy her a small gift as a token of our appreciation for her hard work?Would us all individually stating our thanks be more appropriate, and how would this best be communicated?I found out that the director at the potential job is an old colleague/senior from when we used to work at the same institution a few years ago.I was debating whether I should reach out to her separately from the application process to talk to her about the job and let her know I’ve applied, especially since she would be the direct manager for this position.My boss really stepped up to the plate and has turned things around and boosted morale, making things better for staff in a number of ways.She also goes out of her way to give us thoughtful (homemade and edible! Is it ever okay to praise her for turning things around?