I had 2 job interviews lately (one in late July and one in mid August). After the 2nd interview I got a rejection email but the HR (technical recruiter) told me the team (team A) I had interviews with still thinks I am a strong candidate and would like to reach back to me when a new position opens up. I relied with thank you and told her I would be very interested (I really want to work for this company).
Just after about 1 week after I received the rejection, the same HR reached back to me with a similar position in another division (team B). I said yes and had the third interview just today.
But here is the thing I don't understand and feel exhausted about: the interviewers who interviewed me today are the team leads (division head as the title) from team A. Prior to today's interview, I thought if I could pass this one, I would get the job from division B. But during today's interview I was told I had 2 more interviews to go through with the team members from division B.
It's been literally 2.5 months since I was first in contact with the company and now I'm really exhausted with the lengthy recruitment process and 2 more interviews ahead with another team. If I got a pass email from the HR for today's interview later next week (I did well today and I feel the heads from team A really like me), can I ask her if she could find me any position within team A and just let me work for division A? I know this seems inappropriate but I don't like to restart the recruitment process again with team B. Here are a few things I am considering:
- It takes at most 3 interviews to get a job at this company. The last one is usually with the team manager. If today's interviewers (they are the lead of team A) approved of my ability, why can't they provide me with a position in their team? I mean even I got rejected by the interviewers of my 2nd interview, they said they still like me and they are also not manager-level within team A, basically I will get 3 yes from team A if I passed today's interview.
- Seriously, it makes it tough for me to handle other job opportunities (although this is by far my most interested company).
In short, if I get a pass email for today's interview, what can I say to let the HR know my situation and bargain with them, preferably asking her to just offer me a job within division A (like find/create another open position) or just let me skip the 2 interviews for the position at division B (which I think has less chance)?