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Why Is a Recruiter Contacting Me About a Position I Was Already Rejected For? (VIDEO)

There are 1 million reasons why this could be occurring. I wore for two that are most likely and then make a suggestion.



The question for today is, "what is a recruiter contacted me a month later for the same position I was rejected for?"

There is more!

This person applied for position with the company, interviewed and was passed on for another role with the same department. They did not get the job. Now, about a month later, a recruiter from the furry contacted them about a new opening for the same position and says they are still considering me, asking if I am interested.

Here are a few possibilities, including the one where they extend the job offer, it was accepted (that's why you were rejected for the role), and the person decided not to start. They may have taken a counter offer from their current employer or position with another company and they are not starting. Now, they are going back to the number 2 candidate – – you.

That's a very likely scenario because they don't really want to interview from scratch again. They just want to get this position filled altogether so that they don't have to interview 15 or 20 people. That is a huge time waster for them. So they are back to number 2.

There is another possibility. Another position opened up within the department, you didn't do a bad job on your interviews and they are trying to see if you are still available. In this way, they can begin a new interview process with you for this role.

These are the 2 most likely ones but there are a million other possibilities and they are not forthcoming.

You could always ask them, "Hey, I got turned down for something pretty similar to this before and now you are circling back. Tell me what is going on."

That's not a bad approach to take because it invites them to be forthright with you, and you don't have to speculate. Speculation makes our minds go crazy and we start to fantasize all sorts of possibilities that may not be accurate.

Although I think it is one of the 2 that I mentioned, and they won't tell you about the 1st (a turn down after an offer was accepted. Firms don't like to admit. A person bailed on the job offer.), Even though it is most likely the 1st to there are other possibilities as to why it is that they are circling back to you.

Do you really think employers are trying to help you?

You already know you can’t trust recruiters—they tell you as much as they think you need to know to take the job they after representing so they collect their payday.

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Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter has been a career coach and recruiter for what seems like one hundred years. changes that with great advice for job hunters—videos, my books and guides to job hunting, podcasts, articles, PLUS a community for you to ask questions of PLUS the ability to ask me questions where I function as your ally with no conflict of interest answering your questions.

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