I applied for a very interesting job last year and unfortunately, I didn't get it. I did the first interview with HR, the second with Head Of Risk Management, and went well. I had the final interview with Managing Partner. The feedback from the hiring committee was generally positive:
Thank you for completing the tests and for the overall dedication to our recruitment process. We appreciate your interest in our company and we were positively impressed by the drive you have for taking new challenges forward – there is absolutely no doubt about it! Unfortunately, we cannot offer you a position. Both Messrs. XXX and XXX truly enjoyed meeting you and finding more about your experience. The interviews gave them a good insight into your skills and capabilities and your application was thoroughly analyzed by the Management. ...
A nearly identical job has been posted recently, and I want to apply, and as I have gained some experience that I can use directly to support my application. However, it has only been a year, so my experience level is still not as high as it could be.
How do I address the rejection from the last time I applied and describe the experience I've gained?