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Old 08-17-2016, 07:39 PM
 
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I applied for a job in an agency I worked for many years ago and left on good terms.



  • Application Received 5/27
  • Administrative Pre-Screening 5/29 passed
  • Required Qualifications 5/30 passed
  • Preliminary Supervisor Review 6/2 passed




Now they have reopened the job advertisement. So I passed everything all the way up to and including supervisor review, but they decided not to contact me and instead reopened the position for applications. Seems a bit odd, but there's probably some sensible government regulation or policy behind it.
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Old 08-17-2016, 07:42 PM
 
Location: Sugarmill Woods , FL
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You left before, they don't want to hire you only to have you do the same thing.
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Old 08-17-2016, 07:47 PM
 
Location: SF Bay Area
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How many applicants for this position also passed the Prelim Supervisor Review?
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Old 08-17-2016, 08:57 PM
 
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You left before, they don't want to hire you only to have you do the same thing.
That was over 20 years ago, so I doubt it. I left the state.
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Old 08-17-2016, 08:58 PM
 
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How many applicants for this position also passed the Prelim Supervisor Review?
Don't know, but I'm guessing not enough to meet some silly HR quota.
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Old 08-17-2016, 09:20 PM
 
Location: Houston TX
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You never know who your competitors are.

What if someone else was considered as a better fit due to the set of skills they are particularly looking for?

You have 25 years of experience, but your rival has 27 years of experience.
You have degree from Georgia Tech, but he graduated from Princeton...who knows?
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Old 08-17-2016, 09:45 PM
 
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You never know who your competitors are.

What if someone else was considered as a better fit due to the set of skills they are particularly looking for?

You have 25 years of experience, but your rival has 27 years of experience.
You have degree from Georgia Tech, but he graduated from Princeton...who knows?
They didn't hire anyone. I'm not sure what are you talking about.
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Old 08-17-2016, 10:19 PM
 
Location: Houston TX
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They didn't hire anyone. I'm not sure what are you talking about.
Well maybe they already have a short list of candidates selected...why do you think this is not possible?
They renewed the job posting but that doesn't mean anything.

And that guy with 27 years of experience and Princeton diploma eventually will lose to another candidate from University of Pennsylvania with 30 years of experience.
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Old 08-17-2016, 10:59 PM
 
Location: SF Bay Area
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Don't know, but I'm guessing not enough to meet some silly HR quota.
Why do you guess that?
Is your skillset very unique or hard to find?
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Old 08-18-2016, 06:04 AM
 
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I applied for a job in an agency I worked for many years ago and left on good terms.



  • Application Received 5/27
  • Administrative Pre-Screening 5/29 passed
  • Required Qualifications 5/30 passed
  • Preliminary Supervisor Review 6/2 passed




Now they have reopened the job advertisement. So I passed everything all the way up to and including supervisor review, but they decided not to contact me and instead reopened the position for applications. Seems a bit odd, but there's probably some sensible government regulation or policy behind it.
Perhaps the supervisor wasn't happy with the pool of candidates, just becasue you pass the bare min, doesn't mean he or she wants to settle. Perhaps they are looking for something specific and keeping the rest in their back pocket. I'm sure the job has changed in 20 years.
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