Will the Company Rehire You?
Don’t presume that the company will hire you back even if they loved the job you did. Your position may have already been filled.
Even if it’s not, they might prefer to start over with someone else. There will be questions about your commitment to the company and whether you’ll quit again the next time you get a job offer.
If the company is willing to consider rehiring you,
you would probably have to sell yourself to the company and make the case that .
Be prepared to explain why you left,
and why you want to come back. Also, be prepared to show the company why it is advantageous for them to rehire you, and how you will show your commitment to staying this time around.
Before you leave, do everything you can to ensure you resigned on good terms.
Leaving on the best terms possible will help you keep a foot in the door of the company and up your chances of getting rehired.
Stay Connected with Colleagues.
Keep in touch with your former colleagues. Connect with them on LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Google+. Send an email once in a while to check on how they are doing.
. The more connected you are, the easier it will be to go back. The stronger your personal connections, the more likely you are to be taken back.
Stay Connected to the Company.
In addition to keeping in touch with your former colleagues,
stay connected to the company.
If the company has a LinkedIn Group, join it or follow the company’s LinkedIn page. You could also like the company Facebook page, and follow the company on Twitter.
join it. The more engaged you stay, the better your chances of returning.
Ask for Your Job.
If you decide you do want to go back to work for your former employer, you can request an in-person meeting or send a letter or email message asking for your job back. Here’s a sample letter to ask for your job back and a template that you can edit to fit your personal circumstances.
What Else Can You Do?
Check on other jobs at the company. If your job has been filled, inquire about other openings you might be qualified for.
Companies are likely to consider rehiring ex-employees who have done a good job for them in the past.
There may even be a position that’s a better fit than the job you left.
Be Prepared to Explain.
Be prepared to answer questions — lots of questions. Prepare answers to questions about why you quit, why you want your job back, and why the company should rehire you. You’ll need to be convincing and sell the company on giving you a second chance.