Here's the situation, eight months ago I applied for a job with a company. They really liked my CV/resume and invited me for several interviews over the course of a month. At the end of the interview process, I took a supervised software test with their technical manager. During the test the manager verbally told me that I was doing quite well and demonstrating a good understanding of necessary concepts.
To my surprise, the recruiter called me after a few weeks to inform me that they would not be going through with my application. She gave two explanations for this:
- Due to covid-19 they have to be very critical and only hire applicants they think will hit the ground running
- My technical skills were not quite sufficient. This was surprising because it contrasted rather significantly with what the technical manager told me during the test.
Finally, she mentioned that they would like to keep my resume/CV on file for future opportunities. Fast forward to a few months later and I see that the vacancy is still open. I hate my current job, there are limited job opportunities at this time and so I am very tempted to call the recruiter back. I would like to ask her if they have hired someone for the position, and if not that I am still interested in the position. I would also like to explain that I am also interested in other positions if these become available.
My question is: does this look too desperate? My idea is that it can't hurt to ask, since if they aren't interested she'll just tell me again and this will help orient me towards other companies.