Re-apply to a previously declined job?
October 10, 2008 8:59 PM Subscribe
[Job Advice Filter] I applied and interviewed for an out-of-state job 8 months ago. Eventually I was offered the position, but I declined due to life circumstances that arose at the time. That same position is still open, and I'm interested. How should I proceed?
posted by karizma to Work & Money (7 answers total)
8 months ago I applied and interviewed for an IT position at a medium-sized state university that is located 800 miles from my current home. The university is located in a town/area I very much like. The town is small and the university is very likely the largest employer. As you might imagine, decent paying jobs in IT are hard to find there.
Several weeks to a month after the interview, the job was offered to me. Upon the time of offer, circumstances in my life had changed and I was not in a position to move and accept the job - so I declined it.
Recently I discovered that this very same position is still open and the university is accepting applications for it. I am now able to move and am motivated to do so.
How would you proceed in this situation?
Just a few additional notes:
- I have the hiring manager's contact information. I have met him once (at the interview).
- The hiring manager called me with the job offer, then sent an offer email. I replied to his email to decline the job. I never heard back anything from the hiring manager after that.
- The university in question handled all expenses (their choice) for the interview (plane/hotel/car) - a decent outlay of money - and after needing to decline the position I felt bad about that and now I worry that might make them feel negatively about me.
-The job is not my dream come true, but I can definitely live with it for as long as needed. The salary is decent given the area's size and cost of living. It would allow me to live and establish myself in an area I really enjoy.