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Old 07-24-2013, 02:41 PM
 
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I recently interviewed with a company and had a great rapport with the interviewer. S/he was nice enough to send me thoughtful feedback on why I was not hired (lack of experience in fundraising). I now see that there is another position open for the same company but is a more junior position that would provide me with said experience I was lacking. DO you think it's ok to contact him/her for a baseline assessment on whether or not I would be a good fit? Has this every happened to you?

Thanks so much!
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Old 07-24-2013, 06:59 PM
 
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Go for it, whats the worst that will happen you won't get the job...
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Old 07-25-2013, 08:53 AM
 
Location: NYC
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I agree also, I say go for it!! Good luck!
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Old 07-25-2013, 09:11 AM
 
Location: (Amberly) Cary, NC
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It can't hurt... what could happen? you don't get the job. so no worse than the present situation.
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Old 07-25-2013, 10:20 AM
 
Location: Long Island, NY
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Definitely go for it! I've interviewed candidates for jobs that lacked the background my team required but they were a better fit for another team so I referred them to other managers. You have nothing to lose. Good luck!
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Old 07-25-2013, 12:59 PM
 
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Thanks for the feedback! I appreciate it!
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Old 07-25-2013, 01:04 PM
 
Location: Staten Island, NY
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Go for it. If you try, there is a 50% chance you won't get the job, but you don't try at all, it's 100% chance you won't get the job.
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Old 07-25-2013, 01:50 PM
 
Location: West Harlem
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Definitely go for it! I've interviewed candidates for jobs that lacked the background my team required but they were a better fit for another team so I referred them to other managers. You have nothing to lose. Good luck!
So have I - I agree and recommend the same.
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Old 08-08-2013, 02:38 PM
 
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Thanks for all the encouragement! A quick update- I emailed the person and they never responded. Granted it's only been a little over a week, but I'm not holding my breath. It was a good experience for me to reach out to the interviewer in this regard.

Thanks again!
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Old 08-08-2013, 04:51 PM
 
Location: Queens, NY
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Since you've already met the interviewer once before, I suppose it won't be so out of the blue to give s/he a call and just politely ask if she received the email, and if not, ask about the new position.
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