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Old 07-29-2013, 02:52 PM
 
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I had an interview with a company and I would like the job but today I see that they have a different position open that I was really hoping to get but they did not have it open when I applied originally.

Can I still apply for the new position while they are checking my references for the job I interviewed for?

Or would that make me look bad and they might not hire me at all if they see I have applied for another position with them?
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Old 07-29-2013, 02:55 PM
 
Location: Phoenix, Arizona
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If you've had an interview already, did you get the HR person's business card? If you did I'd probably call them up and just ask about it. Express some interest. The worst they can do is say no.
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Old 07-29-2013, 03:03 PM
 
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Yes I have the hr persons email information, I just do not know if it would turn them off to me completely if I inquire about the job just posted today when they are currently checking references for the other job. As long as letting them know my interest would not kill me for both jobs, I would do it.
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Old 07-29-2013, 03:14 PM
 
Location: Sierra Vista
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If they are a good, well run company they should see the value in a person who was willing to take a position that was their second choice just to get in with the company. Tell the person you were willing to start with the job you applied for, but that you were hoping you could someday work into the one that is now open. See what they say.
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Old 07-29-2013, 03:32 PM
 
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I went ahead and emailed. I was told that someone was already in mind for the other position so no harm no foul. I was also told that references came back and the hiring mgr was to proceed. So I passed the professional reference check. I have not heard from any personal references so I do not think they have been contacted yet.
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Old 07-30-2013, 11:10 AM
 
Location: Sierra Vista
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I went ahead and emailed. I was told that someone was already in mind for the other position so no harm no foul. I was also told that references came back and the hiring mgr was to proceed. So I passed the professional reference check. I have not heard from any personal references so I do not think they have been contacted yet.
Sounds like you are moving through the process. Good luck!
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