What Goes Around Comes Around...I Hope!

@Janey1966 (24127)
Carlisle, England
May 17, 2010 4:52pm CST
I am referring to job interviews. Now, there is one organisation that keeps interviewing me...for similar jobs in the same department and each time I haven't been taken on. The last time I was gutted because there were 7 of these jobs in total, therefore 7 chances of bagging one...but it didn't happen. Each of those times I was interviewed by the same person (along with her boss) and I am convinced it is the same person on this next panel of two as well. I seem to recognise the name although I could be mistaken of course. What would you feel about being interviewed for the third time running for the same job...by the same people? If you got it would you think "well, why didn't you take me on the first time, save me all this grief of re-applying?" Should I be catty and say something like, "What's happened, has someone got pregnant?" I really am tempted but I'm older and wiser and - generally, know when to keep my mouth shut. If I don't get it third time round, however, THEN I shall get as angry as the Incredible Hulk and will probably turn as green with rage. After all I'm actually travelling from Mum's house 100 miles away to get back into Carlisle the night before the interview, then I'm going back on the train afterwards the following day (think of it as a little holiday at Mum's) so I'm nothing if not keen! In case you are wondering, it's a week on Thursday the actual interview and I'm brickin' it..lol.
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@dawnald (84125)
• Shingle Springs, California
17 May 10
I'm thinking it means that you're a good candidate, but that each time they found somebody they liked a little bit better. They wouldn't keep calling you back if they didn't like you.
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@Janey1966 (24127)
• Carlisle, England
18 May 10
Well, that's true...unless they get some sick pleasure out of interviewing me, then rejecting me lol.
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@dawnald (84125)
• Shingle Springs, California
18 May 10
Smile, you're on Candid Camera!
@hofferp (4739)
• United States
17 May 10
I'd handle it as if it were my first interview (with insider knowledge). I'd still be interested/interesting and let them know I'm still excited about a job opportunity with this company. Good luck, Janey.
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@Janey1966 (24127)
• Carlisle, England
17 May 10
Thanks very much! I suppose I should be thinking "third time lucky!" The hours are interesting too, 5pm till 8pm Monday to Friday. However, they are interested in people who could work extra hours during the day if required, which would suit me (no dependants) but not the traditional part-timers who have kids. Interesting don't you think?
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@hofferp (4739)
• United States
18 May 10
Interesting and not too many hours...that's what I'd like...
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18 May 10
it sounds very annoying especially as some , not all, companies usually put in their adverts ' previous applicants need not apply'. I have been fortunate enough to be in full employment with the same company for 11 years. When i had the initial interview, it was at a job fair and lots of companies were touting for new employees. So when i got my interview, i wasnt dressed up and no where near prepared. but amazingly i got the job. just point out to these people, that you are keen to get the job. or jobs. you have made a tremendous effort to get there, travelling 100 miles is worth mentioning. also mention that you have been there before so you are keen. Good luck , hope you get the job . I agree too, if someone is giving you grief like that, i would be catty too, but yes too , you like me, have to learn to keep your mouth zipped. Just take your annoyance out on a cushion, give it a GOOD hard punch
@Janey1966 (24127)
• Carlisle, England
18 May 10
Thanks for your advice, I shall definitely take it on board what you are saying. I don't suppose many people will be travelling 100 miles in order to be interviewed there although I shall be travelling the night before. Pushing it a bit getting there for 9.15am which is the time of the interview! One thing I can't stand is rushing. If I travel the night before I won't get stressed out. Then, once the interview is over they can contact me back at my Mum's where I shall resume my "holiday!"
@BarBaraPrz (14453)
• Hamilton, Ontario
18 May 10
Perhaps it'll be third time lucky. Here's hoping, anyway.
@Janey1966 (24127)
• Carlisle, England
18 May 10
I'm thinking along those lines too. Trying very hard to be positive...it's the only way!
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• United States
17 May 10
If the job was one that paid well and I would not be traveling long to get to and from it daily I would still go. if it was out of my way I would leave it alone.
@Janey1966 (24127)
• Carlisle, England
18 May 10
The pay isn't that bad for the hours and reading between the lines (something that has to be done with all job descriptions in this country) more hours would be available during the day, probably an "as and when" basis. The thing is, our hospital comes across as being mega-efficient but, believe me it isn't...as demonstrated by my recent admission there and the fact that information on my stay hasn't been relayed via letter to my GP..it was 5th May I rang up about it!
@marty3888 (2358)
• United States
17 May 10
I woulodn't care they called me five times. Sure, I would feel kind of angry, but I would be happy I gotnthe job. I don't know if you're saying you live 100 miles away. That is something I wouldn't do. What I would get angry about is if I got called in for multiple interviews and they decided to go with someone else. The closest I've come to that is applying online, getting called and having sort of a mini interview over the phone. I didn't land a regular interview. A few months later, the position would appear again, I would apply again and get called again ande not get an interview. This has happened a few times, but at least I didn't travel anywhere.
@Janey1966 (24127)
• Carlisle, England
17 May 10
Sorry, I should've made it clearer about the travelling thing. I actually live in Carlisle (where the interview will be held) but I shall be at my Mum's in Blackpool from Wednesday night of this week for around 2 and half weeks. This includes a trip to Wembley on Saturday...otherwise I wouldn't be going until at least 31st May when Mum is off work for that week. It saves my husband making two journeys in the car. So, this email came out of the blue regarding the interview. I wasn't expecting it...but, there again I would be silly to turn it down. I shall be travelling to Carlisle on the train the night before the interview, then after the interview I shall be travelling back to Blackpool for the rest of my "holiday." I hope I've not confused you too much!