Celebrating 10 years! 2007-2017

Opening for Position Where I Previously Interviewed

So, in early 2015, I interviewed for what would amount to my blf0806/06/17
Yeah, just reach out. I don't think you're putting yourself sjlawyer06/06/17
I think you should submit your application normally and then mrtor06/06/17
Uh, yeah, this is perhaps the more eloquent and effective wa sjlawyer06/06/17
You should definitely contact him. I agree with mrtor that y superttthero06/06/17
Also, if the email you still have is the one where he said y wutwutwut06/06/17
I'm glad everyone is responding the way you are. My instinc blf0806/06/17
What do you know about the person leaving the position? Bett vohod06/06/17
You ought to carry that mattress, I mean cross, with a bit m triplesix06/06/17
It's my understanding that she is being transferred to a dif blf0806/06/17
Just wanted you to think on it. I don't mean to ruin your ex vohod06/06/17
You didn't. I know this place well. This isn't a concern f blf0806/07/17
Just an update. Their response was something to the effect blf0806/07/17
at a bare minimum, you weren't hurt by it. sjlawyer06/07/17
Yeah, it makes sense for them to be general and non-committa specv31306/07/17
I'm definitely hopeful. I would think they were seriously c blf0806/07/17
blf08 (Jun 6, 2017 - 10:24 am)

So, in early 2015, I interviewed for what would amount to my dream job. I was a finalist and was flown out to do the final interviews. They gave it to the other guy. I just saw an opening that popped up in that very same unit. I still have the email of the unit leader of that unit. When I asked him for constructive criticism a few years ago, he told me that it was a razor thin margin between me and the candidate they chose. He had no criticism for me. Just, keep doing what you're doing.

My question: would it be improper to reach out to him regarding the opening? Or, should I just submit my application in the same manner as before?

Thanks for any input!

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sjlawyer (Jun 6, 2017 - 10:28 am)

Yeah, just reach out. I don't think you're putting yourself in any worse a position than simply sending your application again.

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mrtor (Jun 6, 2017 - 10:28 am)

I think you should submit your application normally and then separately follow up with him to express you continued interest in the role. It couldn't hurt to utilize all of your resources. Be sure your application emphasizes all relevant developments since the last round of interviews.

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sjlawyer (Jun 6, 2017 - 10:37 am)

Uh, yeah, this is perhaps the more eloquent and effective way to do it. Apply and follow up.

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superttthero (Jun 6, 2017 - 11:12 am)

You should definitely contact him. I agree with mrtor that you should also just apply.

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wutwutwut (Jun 6, 2017 - 11:27 am)

Also, if the email you still have is the one where he said you were a razor's edge away, use a reply to that email (perhaps changing the subject line if necessary) as a way of reminding him how close you were.

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blf08 (Jun 6, 2017 - 12:38 pm)

I'm glad everyone is responding the way you are. My instinct was to do the exact things that have been suggested.

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vohod (Jun 6, 2017 - 2:42 pm)

What do you know about the person leaving the position? Better job? Or is it an odd career move? I took the job of a colleague in my field who made an odd career move. While this place is more reputable, the long hours and constantly yelling clients make it abundantly clear why the old guy quit.

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triplesix (Jun 6, 2017 - 3:05 pm)

You ought to carry that mattress, I mean cross, with a bit more dignity

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blf08 (Jun 6, 2017 - 3:21 pm)

It's my understanding that she is being transferred to a different city.

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vohod (Jun 6, 2017 - 3:31 pm)

Just wanted you to think on it. I don't mean to ruin your excitement but I just made a very poor career transition that in hindsight had some red flags.

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blf08 (Jun 7, 2017 - 9:59 am)

You didn't. I know this place well. This isn't a concern for me.

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blf08 (Jun 7, 2017 - 11:02 am)

Just an update. Their response was something to the effect of: "Thanks for your email. I will look for your application and we'll get back with you once we've had the opportunity to review them all."

Pretty generic. But, it probably didn't hurt.

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sjlawyer (Jun 7, 2017 - 2:02 pm)

at a bare minimum, you weren't hurt by it.

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specv313 (Jun 7, 2017 - 4:30 pm)

Yeah, it makes sense for them to be general and non-committal during the interview process. On the bright side they did say they will look for "your" application when they do their it review, so at least that's some indication that yours may stand out.

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blf08 (Jun 7, 2017 - 5:13 pm)

I'm definitely hopeful. I would think they were seriously considering me two years ago since they paid to fly me out. I've only gotten more experience since then. I would hope they would give me a serious look again unless they just want new faces to interview.

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