Alison Green writes the popular Ask a Manager blog, where she dispenses advice on career, job search, and management issues. She's the author of How to Get a Job: Secrets of a Hiring Manager and co-author of Managing to Change the World: The Nonprofit Manager's Guide to Getting Results, and is the former chief of staff of a successful nonprofit organization, where she oversaw day-to-day staff management.
Q: I was just fired from my job. I am at a bit of a loss on how to move on from here. I had been out of work for five months prior to this position and worked there for 2.5 months before being terminated. In those weeks, I did not rack up any accomplishments I would typically list in a resume. Should I... Read More »
Q: Is asking an interviewer, "Is there anything you would change about the organization," inappropriate? A previous employer was not a pleasant fella to work for, and the organization was chaotic. After putting up with that for 10 years I wanted to assess whether or not I was setting myself up for the same... Read More »