When to give up on a company?

  1. More of a 'sharing' moment, than a question.

    I used to work for the largest healthcare organization in this area (12 years). I quit to pursue my own business a few years ago, at which time I gave them the appropriate advanced warning that I was leaving, I made sure the letter was carefully written so that I didn't burn any bridges when I left, and I thought all was good.

    Two years later, and now I'm trying to get back into that organization but after applying to four different nursing positions, with interviews for each, I keep getting denied. No specific reason is ever given, I just get the generic:

    "We were fortunate to have a number of excellent candidates apply for this position. While you have many fine skills and work experiences, after careful evaluation, we have decided to continue our search so that we can find a candidate whose background more closely matches the needs of the position."

    Even for the exact same job I had before! Sure, my ACLS has elapsed, but my BLS is current, and not all of the positions require ACLS passing after starting.

    Okay, fine. Being stubborn, I just tried logging into my profile on their system to look at things ... DELETED! :smackingf

    At the last interview, I bluntly asked the HR representative if there was something on my chart that would be a red flag (attendance, sick time, etc). She specifically looked at my record and said "NO". There is nothing there that would cause concern.

    So, I'm starting over ... same email, same password, I'll change up my resume (again!) and keep going (along with applying with other companies).

    So, is the market tight, or what?

    Last edit by Biffbradford on Sep 11, '11
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  3. by   caliotter3
    Some organizations will never rehire a person who leaves, good employee or not. I would put this employer on the back burner and concentrate on the others in the area.
  4. by   Biffbradford
    Why is that?

    If that's the case, why are they interviewing me?
  5. by   caliotter3
    I don't know. Perhaps they want to squish your opportunities for a lawsuit. Wise employers will go through the motions so that it looks like they were fair, when in fact, they had their "no hires" picked before starting the process. Done every day.