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Ep 712 Does that mean I don’t have a chance of getting the job?


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The question for today is, "I'm interviewing for a job and just let it has been re-posted by the company. Does that mean I don't have a chance for getting the job?" Have they been rejected? Do they have no chance?

The answer is, "No!" When he walked through the mechanics of how firms conduct themselves. There are always exceptions to this, but this is the rule in almost all cases.

Some firms have their job postings on a setting called auto re-post. That is, a site (I will use The Ladders as an example) , where if you have not taken the position down, it will be re-posted and refresh to the top of the list after a certain number of days. Many sites offer that feature to employers and they take it gladly because, if the job is still open, they don't have to waste time re-posting it. That's option number 1.

Option number 2 is that you have been rejected and you did a crappy job on your interview and they are not interested. However, the likelihood is that (3) they are going to keep running that had until such time as they have an offer extended and accepted in the person has started. Most firms conduct themselves that way because they have been burned many times by people who say yes to their job offers and don't start, they have been burned by job hunters who lead them on...

As much as people complain about employers, there are a lot of job hunters to create the conditions that everyone lives under.


Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter
Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter

Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter is a coach who worked as a recruiter for what seems like one hundred years. His work involves career coaching, all as well as executive job search coaching, job coaching, and interview coaching. He is the host of “No BS Job Jeff NoBSJobSearchAdvice.comSearch Advice Radio,” the #1 podcast in iTunes for job search with more than 1900 episodes, and is a member of The Forbes Coaches Council.

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