There are many reasons why would jobs are reposted after a good interview. Here, I offer a few alternatives. They’re very logical if you place yourself in the employer’s shoes.

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Why was a job re-posted after I did so well on an interview? This is a question I am asked very often and I want to offer you a few reasons why this might have occurred.

The 1st 1 is the most likely one. When they place the ad, they placed it for 30 days and the system offers them the option to automatically reposted for another 30 days for free. From their vantage point, they have 60 days of paid advertising that is all handled. They don't have to worry about reposting the ad. It is all handled for them. That's the most likely one. The system is automatically determined the job should be reposted.

Another one is that you may have only met 1 of 5 people that is on the calendar, you have only met the 1st person and you have 4 more people to get through before your hired. They can't count on the fact that just because you did well on the 1st interview that there is enough of a reason that you're going to make it through all the others. From their vantage point, you are early in the process and they have a ways to go before this job is filled.

Another reason is that until that person walks in the door to start work and has been there for a week or 2, they don't know with certainty is that you are going to join at the price at the price they are willing to pay you. I'm sure they have had situations where people have agreed to join and accept the counteroffer, another position and they are still left with an open job. Thus, they are going to continually interview until such time until such time as this position has been closed out altogether, a person is on board and there are no worries about whether this person is going to get "flaky" on them.

So, there are a lot of logical reasons and they all stem from you having to put yourself in their shoes cannot be the anxious job hunter for second.

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3 Responses
  1. Maurice Levie

    The company I work at does this all the time..they don’t have a slot but
    they can interview. Happens a lot in the winter months when hiring freezes
    apply yet managers want to have prospects ready when the freeze lifts.
    Often several people are wooed simultaneously. I have seen positions
    reclassified as needing a diversity hire. Bottom line – assume any job
    opening is yours to apply to but never ever stop looking unless you have a
    written offer with a start date, and even then keep going for 2 months –
    our division was sold off and a brand new employee had literally 6 hours
    notice we would all either be moved by the company or released once the
    deal closed..

  2. Maurice Levie

    The company I work at does this all the time..they don’t have a slot but they can interview. Happens a lot in the winter months when hiring freezes apply yet managers want to have prospects ready when the freeze lifts. Often several people are wooed simultaneously. I have seen positions reclassified as needing a diversity hire. Bottom line – assume any job opening is yours to apply to but never ever stop looking unless you have a written offer with a start date, and even then keep going for 2 months – our division was sold off and a brand new employee had literally 6 hours notice we would all either be moved by the company or released once the deal closed..

  3. Maurice Levie

    The company I work at does this all the time..they don’t have a slot but they can interview. Happens a lot in the winter months when hiring freezes apply yet managers want to have prospects ready when the freeze lifts. Often several people are wooed simultaneously. I have seen positions reclassified as needing a diversity hire. Bottom line – assume any job opening is yours to apply to but never ever stop looking unless you have a written offer with a start date, and even then keep going for 2 months – our division was sold off and a brand new employee had literally 6 hours notice we would all either be moved by the company or released once the deal closed..

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