Applying for a job for the third time
August 22, 2012 11:50 AM Subscribe
I want to apply for a job with a small organisation. This would be my third time to apply in three years. How should I approach it?
posted by anonymous to work & money (3 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
Two and a half years ago, I applied for Job X with a company I'd really like to work for. I had an interview, but they offered the job to an applicant with a more diverse skill set.
A year and a half ago, the company had an opening for Job Y, which was also a good match for me. I applied, but was not invited for an interview. In my cover letter, I mentioned that I had applied for Job X a year earlier.
The interview for Job X was okay, but it wasn't the best I've ever done. I just wasn't on top of my game. However, I don't know how the interviewers felt about the interview, and I don't know if that influenced my eligibiilty for Job Y.
This is a very small organisation, and while Jobs X and Y are in different departments, I wouldn't be suprised if the hiring managers spoke (especially because I specifically mentioned that I applied for Job X).
I know that the people who interviewed me for Job X are still with the company.
Now, Job X has opened up again and I'd really like to apply. (I can legitimately say that my skill set is more diverse now.) However, I'm not sure how to approach the cover letter. Do I mention my applications for Jobs X and Y?
I'm definitely worried about seeming desperate, weird, etc.