Post # 1
would you interview with the same company?
I recently had a job interview in which it was my second time interviewing for the company. The feedback was they really like me but for the positions, they hired internally.
HR does want to keep in contact with me though because beside of the lack of experience working for that company, I am their “ideal” candidate. She is already putting my resume before another executive for review. An inside contact in there is trying to get me in her department, telling me as soon as a position that she expects to be open (person is retiring) actually indeed opens, she is submitting my resume to her boss directly. So I have TWO people at this corporation that really want me to work there—- but really how many times am I going to have to interview before I am hired. I feel a bit jaded now.
How many times would you interview with a company before they were no longer a consideration of yours?
Post # 3
Sorry- this should have been posted in careers- but who knows, maybe more people will see it here.
Post # 4
I have been interviewed for the same company twice and didnt get either of the jobs, I have applied for another job and am hoping to get another interview.
I say if you like the company then keep trying!
Post # 5
I think your situation is different than just blind interviewing, it sounds like people there like you so I would keep going as many times as they want to to come in within reason.
Post # 6
I had five interviews for my current job. If you really want the job, try not to let the interview process burn you out.
And I agree that this is different than just blind interviewing. They see a particular skill set in you that they feel will be a good fit, but it sounds like they have a few people they’d like to have you meet. Annoying as it is, I think it’s pretty common.
Post # 7
I interviewed for the same position 3 times at my current job.
Post # 8
Thanks ladies- I am though very annoyed. The first two interviews for position A were draining. Then I had two more interviews for position B. This is a very well known company that has a hell of a security to get through so when I interview, I literally am either taking off all day or half a day at my current position just to meet with them for 1/2.
I do really want to work there but I really sad because they keep hiring from within even though I am in the top two choices- I will give it one more shot when I am called back. It is more money and a very desired company- I just feel like I am going through a lot of “tease” before they will finally hire me- which makes me a bit jaded. I should be lucky though that HR likes me and my inside contact (who sought me out to begin with) really want me to work there.
Post # 9
I know the process can be very frustrating. Darling Husband actually first interviewed for a job with an organization in late-September. After 3 rounds and several weeks of waiting, he found out he was the second choice and they gave the position to an internal candidate.
They did recommend him for another position, though, for which he interviewed 3 MORE times, the last of which was just a couple of weeks ago! That’s a lot of interviewing. He also had to take off of work and drive 3 hours for each meeting.
He did get the job, though, and it’s a great one! It was frustrating and exhausting to go through so many interviews, but in the end it paid off. If it’s a good company and they like you enough to recommend you for something else, I would go for it!
Post # 10
I just got a job at my dream company, and I interviewed for 3 different positions before I got this one. But this university doesn’t really have a main HR department that does the hiring; the people that supervise the employee are the ones that interview.
Basically, if you want it, go for it! The job I’m leaving is at a major utilities company, and one of the girls here applied for every open job for over a year. She had a bunch of interviews, and finally got hired. Target what company you want and just apply and interview until you get a job there. Eventually, you will.