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Rejected a job offer, regretting it and see role re advertised

  • 30-08-2022 6:29pm
    Registered Users Posts: 281 ✭✭

    I was recently applied and offered a role which in hast i rejected the offer as it was linked to public service there was no negotiating on terms, but as they wanted an answer i rejected as was starting low on the scale. It would of offered less comunting and hybrid but kind of think i made a mistake not accepting.

    What i am looking advise on is i see the role has been re advertised a few weeks later, has anyone every gone back and see would they re apply or reach out to company to say was still interested or better leaving as is.


  • Registered Users Posts: 375 ✭✭Yakov P. Golyadkin

    İt can't hurt to reapply/contact them, all they can say is no. I wouldn't be getting my hopes up too much though. And be certain you want it before getting in touch.

  • Registered Users Posts: 9,449 ✭✭✭Flinty997

    I think they might have rule about reapplying. Ask and see.

    Dont assume remote working perks will continue in public jobs. Some are lagging behind civil service in going back to the office. But that might change.

    I wouldn't want to be relying on it is all.

  • Registered Users Posts: 11,750 ✭✭✭✭BattleCorp

    You could make contact and tell them you made a mistake rejecting the job and you are interested if they'd still have you. You have nothing to lose.

    And you are free to reapply too.

    Nothing to lose, go for it.

  • Registered Users Posts: 2,940 ✭✭✭skallywag

    Your main snag here will be that you will not be taken seriously as a candidate, i.e. they will (possibly quite rightly ...) immediately assume that you will be around for about five minutes before you are off again for something that you really want to do.

    On the other hand, if you can somehow convince them that you are genuine, then perhaps it is worth a shot.

  • Registered Users Posts: 11,750 ✭✭✭✭BattleCorp

    While I was with my previous employer, one guy applied for a job, was successful and took the role. Then a day later after accepting the role he phoned up and said he couldn't take the role.

    About a week later he phoned up and said circumstances had changed and that he still wanted the role. The company made him sweat for a day or so and then gave him the role. They didn't want the bother of readvertising etc.

    I don't know why I didn't think of this when I was replying to the OP's post yesterday.

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