Originally Posted by ladeebee2010
Then I checked the job search sites and the position is freshly re-posted today. Has the job been put on hold or are they just putting me on hold while searching for more / better candidates?
Hard to say what their reason is for doing that but read on .....
The same thing (sort of) happened to me last year. I applied and interviewed for a position but never heard a thing. About two months after that interview, I received another notification for a similar job at the same location. Curiosity got the better of me so I called the department. (This was a state govt job)
I asked them if this was the same job they had been recruiting for two months prior. The person put me on hold for a moment to inquire and after coming back on the line, told me it was and encouraged me to send in my application. I asked if they could tell me the reason why it was being reposted and the person told me it was because they didn't find the necessary qualifications in any of the candidates they interviewed.
Of course, my confidence took a hit but I quickly regrouped. I told her that I had already interviewed for that same position and that I was actually one of the candidates they decided didn't have the qualifications they were looking for. I said to her, "If you didn't like me then, you won't like me now because I still have the same skills and qualifications as I did two months ago." (Just to be clear, I wasn't at all snippy or rude to her. In fact, I was extremely cordial and just stating the facts.)
I know I shouldn't have said it but sometimes there are those moments in life when you feel you just have to say it.
Before ending the call, this person told me I was welcome to reapply for the position. I said thank, "thank you very much, I just might do that."
But, I didn't.