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Old 12-13-2015, 04:03 PM
 
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I've heard that one a number of times when I didn't get a job.

Has anyone ever been called later to apply after not getting hired the first time out?

Anyone actually go for an interview, or get hired?
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Old 12-13-2015, 04:16 PM
 
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I have had firms that turned me down initially call back months later when the cheaper person didn't work out. Sometimes you get what you pay for. I was in a good job, so I turned them down, but it has happened.
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Old 12-13-2015, 04:35 PM
 
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Saw another one .... previous applicants are encouraged to re-apply.

What for? They didn't like you before ..... and probably said they'd keep that application on file so why would they want re-applications?
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Old 12-13-2015, 04:37 PM
 
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I have had firms that turned me down initially call back months later when the cheaper person didn't work out. Sometimes you get what you pay for. I was in a good job, so I turned them down, but it has happened.
I do recall one person tell me he'd applied for a position at one hospital, which he didn't get. Months later, they called him up to ask if he'd like some per diem work.

On Christmas Day.
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Old 12-13-2015, 04:39 PM
 
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Saw another one .... previous applicants are encouraged to re-apply.

What for? They didn't like you before ..... and probably said they'd keep that application on file so why would they want re-applications?
There could be a lot of reasons for not getting hired. It doesn't mean that they didn't like you. I think half the time it is about money, most firms are so flipping cheap that they will try to undercut. Sometimes it works for them and sometimes it doesn't.
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Old 12-13-2015, 04:41 PM
 
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I usually get the "we liked you and we'll keep you in mind for future openings" from the hiring manager when they leave a message on my cell after they've interviewed me. However, I NEVER hear from them ever again. Even when the same job I interviewed for gets re-posted 3 months later.
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Old 12-13-2015, 04:46 PM
 
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There could be a lot of reasons for not getting hired. It doesn't mean that they didn't like you. I think half the time it is about money, most firms are so flipping cheap that they will try to undercut. Sometimes it works for them and sometimes it doesn't.
Well they didn't like you enough to hire you. It just seemed silly.
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Old 12-13-2015, 04:48 PM
 
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I usually get the "we liked you and we'll keep you in mind for future openings" from the hiring manager when they leave a message on my cell after they've interviewed me. However, I NEVER hear from them ever again. Even when the same job I interviewed for gets re-posted 3 months later.
Perhaps you are supposed to re-apply?
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Old 12-13-2015, 04:50 PM
 
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I usually get the "we liked you and we'll keep you in mind for future openings" from the hiring manager when they leave a message on my cell after they've interviewed me. However, I NEVER hear from them ever again. Even when the same job I interviewed for gets re-posted 3 months later.
I don't think most actually keep information on file. That is something from the old days. That would be why they want people to reapply.
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Old 12-13-2015, 04:51 PM
 
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Well they didn't like you enough to hire you. It just seemed silly.
You could come in $1000 a year higher than the other person for salary requirements and that would be enough for some places to choose them over you. Seriously.
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