Dear Experts, A few months back I applied for my dream position. I managed to get through several rounds of interviews and was told I was 1 of 2 final candidates. A week later they called to tell me the position was being "reconsidered" and they were not going to hire for it. I was disappointed but exchanged pleasant e-mails with the recruiter who was very nice and said he'd keep me in mind for future positions (and did!). Just last week I noticed my dream job was posted on their job board again, so I sent over an e-mail to the recruiter I had been in touch with to ask if this was the same position and that I was interested in applying. I also applied again through their website in case that recruiter no longer works there. I have not heard anything back from anyone. The recruiter had been very responsive in the past so now I'm concerned. How do I follow-up further without seeming desperate and pushy? Here is how our T.A.P. experts answered this question: Q#348 I agree with Jac. Make the call and move on. There are other opportunities. (@JoshuaWaldman) Q#348 Follow up w. recrtr.with nice note explaining u saw posting again & remain intrstd. in pursuing offer options 2 meet. (@DebraWheatman) Q#348 [2/2] U don't know all convo's around why hiring decision was delayed/why u weren't hired. Keep moving. (@ValueIntoWords) Q#348 [1/2] Place a quick, polite, inquiring phone call to recruiter, but then 'move on' to other job opportunities. (@ValueIntoWords) Q#348 Follow up on job apps without seeming pushy? Be professional & brief. Don't contact more than 1X/week. (@jtodonnell) Q#348 Follow up with a phone call and ask to come in and speak in person. Desperation will only come through if you let it. (@gradversity) Q#348 They’ve obviously opted not 2 go w/ anyone interviewed. U must find the right place 4 u. Let it go, next #interview. (@resumeservice) Q#348 Said it before, but do U really want to work for a company that treats candidates like that? I wouldn't! (@beneubanks) Q#348 You can say "I get that I didnt get job, yet love co, wd value ur feedback" as way 2 build relationship. (@juliaerickson) Our Twitter Advice Project (T.A.P.) is no longer an active campaign. To find an answer to the above question, please use the "Search" box in the right-hand column of this website.
October 27, 2009