KateFebruary 17, 2023 at 12:14 pm #1118729
But yeah, that environment sounds uuhhh… not ideal to walk into!
I did talk about things like project oversight. I’ve never had direct reports, but I’ve had junior employees or people in other departments work on things I manage and have had to provide feedback in that context. One question was very specifically about rebuilding a team. That’s where I feel I have zero experience. I talked about workflow inefficiencies I’ve worked to improve, but I’ve never walked into a role where I’ve had to essentially blow up and rebuild a department. So yeah. I don’t think I’ll get the job, but also… it sounds like a headache/not something I want to do.
ETA: Not sure if this is true across the board, but my company has had a hard time with hiring lately across all departments. I am kind of wondering if it’s the same with this place. If I had experience with organizational rebuilding, I feel like that’d be on my resume as an accomplishment. IDK!
- This reply was modified 9 months, 3 weeks ago by Copa.
We’re having a really hard time right now keeping people and recruiting. And it’s not just my department, although we have about 4 recs open, it’s company-wide. Our recruiters/HR kind of suck though. They’re not very responsive and there’s a lot of red tape.
You did a good job of selling yourself @Copa!
We did recently hire two new staff members in the department I’ve been taking on added work from, so I’m also hopeful that I’ll be less frustrated at work soon-ish. We hired a new manager for that department last fall and his husband died like two weeks ago (at 41!) and he’s understandably not fully present. (Even I had a hard time concentrating at work when I found out his husband passed, and I never even met the guy!) I’ve spoken with the director of that department and he did warn it may not be as fast of a transition to offload work as I may have hoped, but it’s definitely happening. And I do think that will present some internal opportunities but still kind of waiting it out.