There are times when you may ask yourself, “Should I reapply for a job?” when the job you applied for unsuccessfully becomes open once again. When you have your heart set on a certain position with a certain company, it’s important to try to get as much feedback as possible if you don’t get hired. This way, you know what skills to work on as well as the time frame for being able to reapply for a job there in the near future even if you do become employed elsewhere.
If you didn’t get hired when you first applied, it usually means the company either hired someone from within their own company or they found someone who appeared to be more qualified than you at this point. It could also mean that somebody came recommended and nobody else really had a chance to get that position at all!
So, don’t be so hard on yourself. Maybe you’ve heard the old saying about how with love and jobs, you never give up. This is so true especially in today’s marketplace. There are so many people applying for one job opening that people do get lost in the shuffle. Maybe the employer who didn’t see how spectacular of a prospect you were during the first try and he or she might see how you would fit perfectly into the company the next go round.
Reapplying to a company means you’re going to have a leg up on many of the other applicants because you’ve already gone through the process. Think about how the previous interview with this company went; what were your weaknesses and what were your strengths? Be honest with yourself and take inventory of what you can do better this time around to give yourself an opportunity to get hired. Oftentimes, being prepared is more impressive to a company than your actual skills or qualifications!
Just because you didn’t get hired the first time, doesn’t mean you will not get hired this time around, either. That’s why it’s important to never give up and if you strongly believe in your qualifications and skills, there’s no reason why you should not reapply for a job you desire.