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Is it good that they offered me a chance at another role after initially rejecting me

have been unemployed since June due to redundancy from a business analyst role that I was in for 5 years.

I took a short holiday after that, I have been applying to some jobs after that and have had a few interviews but with no luck.

2 weeks ago I had an interview for an secondment applications engineer role 18 month contract. The manager for the role got back in touch with me a few days after and said that I don't really have the exact skills to get me up and running syraughtaway for this role as it covers a wide range of services, however she told me about an upcoming role in the same team which she feels my skills are more aligned with.

Its a similar role but it is a longer contract so there is more time to learn on the job and it covers less wide projects.

She told me that I will need to go through the application and interview process again, but is willing to speak to me about the role this week if I have any questions.

The talent acquisition advisor emailed me the link to the role a few days later and he said 'we have to be fair and advertise this to everyone, but we would really like you to apply for this role' so I have applied for it.

I'm hoping I can get this job as I don't want to have to much of a gap of unemployment, is it bad that I already have 4 months of it?
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Original post by Fazersa
is it bad that I already have 4 months of it?


Not at all. Sounds pah for the course. However, don't get your hopes up too much. Unless it is a public services organisation, there is no reason why they need to advertise externally. They are just hedging their bets. You are the best person unless someone better comes along. So everything you say needs to about why they should pick you and not the other person. You have to shown willing. You are really passionate about working in that company. Find out absolutely everything they do and the products you will be working on - you can find that out when you speak to the manager later on this week. Get yourself a todo list of everything you need to learn before you go to the interview and prepare, prepare, prepare. You need to be hands down better than anyone else.

Good luck!
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Original post by hotpud
Not at all. Sounds pah for the course. However, don't get your hopes up too much. Unless it is a public services organisation, there is no reason why they need to advertise externally. They are just hedging their bets. You are the best person unless someone better comes along. So everything you say needs to about why they should pick you and not the other person. You have to shown willing. You are really passionate about working in that company. Find out absolutely everything they do and the products you will be working on - you can find that out when you speak to the manager later on this week. Get yourself a todo list of everything you need to learn before you go to the interview and prepare, prepare, prepare. You need to be hands down better than anyone else.

Good luck!

Thanks for your response, it actually is a public service organisation - local police station.
Reply 3
Original post by Fazersa
Thanks for your response, it actually is a public service organisation - local police station.


Ah - well that explains it then. Well that increases your chance as they are simply going through a process in order to get what they actually want... you! But still show uber willing, ask lots of questions and do your research anyway.

All the very best of luck!

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