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500 Rebounding

Updated 08/22/2017

   Winning after Loosing a Great Job


    Your two interviews went well. You went into a third then a fourth interview. Salary
    and benefits were discussed. Start dates were discussed. The hiring manager was
    ready to hire then something somewhere took a hard left turn.

    You get the call in late August that they cannot hire you. 

    So you have some options:
       1.  Professionally share you disappointment on this outcome, ask if there was
            something that you could have done better on or a mistake you made that
            was unforgivable to get insight on this change of plans.

       2.  Express your outrage about the numerous trips you made out-of-town and
            hotel costs to have gone down this multi-month process only to be told
            no after multiple positive indications of being hired?

       3.  Slam the phone down on them and cut ties.  How are they.

     The correct answer is never burn bridges even if they need to be burnt to a crisp.

     Don't make an enemy of someone who was ready to hire you. Something happened
     above their level. You may never know what, but it happened.

     The good news:  sometimes this is not only the smart move but the right move.


     The hiring manager called you just before Christmas and asked if you were still
     interested in the position. There was a "bad hire" made. The person favored by
     upper management was a stronger candidate, but not a loyal employee. A few
     weeks after starting their job they resigned and went with a competitor for more
     money.

     You would have to re-interview but this time, all the managers were favorable
     towards hiring you earlier. Yes, air travel, hotel, rental cars and lost time will
     be spent again to repeat what was already done. 

     Weird things can happen so don't burn any bridges as it may be your road to glory
     after a few months.



    Is it Still Possible to Get Hired After Being Rejected?  |  Glassdoor, Emily Moore                 08/14/2017
    You applied to the job. You passed all three rounds of interviews with flying colors.
    Your references were off-the-charts amazing. But still, you got rejected from your
    dream company. Now what?
    Should you throw your hands up in despair, form a grudge, and vow to never apply again?
    Not so fast, experts say.