There is one detail that isn’t clear from the question–whether you are re-applying a week or two later or a year or two later. I answer both.

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Someone asked me a question. I thought it's a good one from someone who doesn't
know and the question is can I apply back to the same position after my first
interview rejection and I say it's a good question because someone doesn't
know but they're not thinking about it from the employers perspective they're
thinking about it from theirs and from the employer perspective why would you
apply back? We turned you down? What's going to be different this time and that's the
real question. What's going to be different? Now,
I'm working with the assumption that you got turned down and a week later you're
reapplying now there's also the instance where the same job opens up a year later
and you're at a different firm and you want to reapply and things are different
you're a different person you've gotten stronger at what you do you've become
more capable you know more stuff and thus that becomes more valuable but if
you're someone who's reapplying a couple of days a week two weeks a month if they
having gotten turned down and the job is still up, you're out of luck. They're
not gonna talk with you yet why would they because there's nothing different
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2 Responses
    1. Jeff Altman

      This is about re-applying when you’ve been turned down for a job. It sounds like when you’re speaking, it’s about applying . . . although you talk about who you know. Why would you apply and not use an employee referral? The referring person will usually get a bonus and you get a leg up on the competition.

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