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.Running and growing this club has given me experience that is directly relevant to a management job, and much of what I have done would be great to talk about, if it weren’t a sex club.Is there any way to bring this experience into the mix when talking with prospective employers, or does the subject matter forever relegate it to the NSFW category, no matter how relevant it may be? You could be vague about what the club entails, referring to it as an activity club of some sort, for instance.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?
I’m inclined to say no since any of the information that I might still need (like questions I’d ask in an interview) I can just ask of my contact, and some of the things I’d want to ask are more for after I have the offer in hand anyway (although I suppose if I was interviewing for a job I know is mine, maybe I’d ask them then anyway, rather than waiting? However is there some other benefit for me to actually interview for the job, either in the process itself, or for when it comes time to negotiate salary, that I’d want to take advantage of and would miss by not interviewing?And geez, I guess we can see where the candidate got this from. Is there any benefit to me interviewing for a job that I’ll already be offered?I’ve been in touch with someone at a company I used to work for about returning to work for them in a role almost identical to the one that I had previously (I left there seven years ago), but I’d now be working remotely (which is a key reason I’m interested in going back — I moved away and previously they didn’t support remote work but now they have a strong set-up for it).I recently rejected a candidate who wasn’t a good fit for the position for a variety of reasons.They responded with an email debating our decision (in a tone that validated we made the right call) and I found out the next day their parent also sent an email to our CEO (they have a loose professional connection) debating my decision (and also implying I did it without management’s blessing … In this situation, would you give the applicant a heads-up that this happened? This candidate already sent you an email debating your decision in a rude tone.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.I was recently forwarded a great job opportunity — I fit the job description, have the necessary experience and degree required — and better yet, this job would bring me closer to my hometown and family.It would also be a career jump for me since I’m currently working in a position with no room for growth.If they’re not interviewing anyone else, then I don’t think you need to set up a formal interview, but I wouldn’t take the job without a pretty detailed conversation with the person who will be managing you.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.