I interviewed for a position and it went to someone else. However, the manager personally told me over email post-decision that she still thought I was a great candidate and will keep me in mind for future openings. That made me feel better but what does that mean exactly? Would I definitely get hired for the next opening? Or would I be competing again with others?
Do I email her to let her know I applied if I see another opening in the future so she doesn't forget about me?
Jul 7, '12
"I'll keep you in mind" does not mean "I will automatically hire you", so yes, you will still be part of the same application process with others.
The manager's comment does appear sincere. I think it would be fine to send her one email to give her a heads up if you apply to another position on the same unit in the future.