In 2019, I applied for a job and was called and shortlisted by the recruiter. Unfortunately as this position was changed to a fixed term contract for a short amount of time, the recruiter and I agreed not to progress on this occasion, but I was told that she would be happy to discuss opportunities directly with her in the future.
Come 2021, there has been a new opportunity posted which matches my skillset. I have applied through the ATS (applicant tracking system) online, but I was wondering if it is appropriate to email the recruiter mentioning I have applied for this position, even though it was 2019 since we were last in contact. As it is a very large company, and there are plenty of applicants - it is very likely that she may not remember exactly who I was.
Is approaching the recruiter with:
"At the beginning of 2019, I had the privilege of speaking with you in regards to applying for a position with XXX, where you passed along your details for future communication.
I have been monitoring the XXX careers website since, and have noticed the position of 'XXX' has been recently been advertised, which I believe will be a great fit for my skills and experience."