Post # 1
I am looking for a new job because I cannot stand my current one and it’s causing extreme anxiety. I came across an opening for the same job I had 5 years ago. I left that job to pursue something in the field that my degree is in and I left on good terms, with my supervisor telling me I am welcome back anytime. I have discovered what I went to school for is not for me. Is it a bad thing to reapply for an old job? It looks kind of funny applying to a company that is already on my resume. Has anyone done this or know someone who did?
Post # 3
Maybe you can contact your supervisor directly about the position?
Post # 4
I would contact your old supervisor (wouldn’t hurt and might work in your favor) but I don’t think it would be weird at all. In the field I am currently in, we have a bunch of competing companies that also have offices in the same cities, and it’s nothing to have someone leave to go to another company for a few years, then return back to our company sometimes in the same job. We even had a career fair recently for “rehires” since we have had so many people that had left the company a few years ago that reapplied recently.