A couple of years ago, I got an offer for a low-salary internship at a company. I declined for various reasons (not only because of the low salary), and went another path instead, because at the time I felt it would be a better path.
A couple of years later, the situation of my country's economy has significantly worsened, and I am in a difficult unsuccessful job-seeking period. I realise that, had I made a different choice before, I could have finished my internship and have been hired for a long-term job by that company, have been leading a very successful professional life. I could have avoided all the major difficulties I have now.
How do I apply for another job in the same company?
Do as if nothing happened a few years ago, and act like I'd act for any company? But then if they remember I was interested in an internship and told them right way I was going elsewhere, it could be a bad point for my candidature.
Tell the exact truth, that I strongly regret missing an opportunity to work for them, that it was one of the biggest errors of my life, and I am looking to work for them? But then it will feel like I am a beggar, which is always a very bad thing.
Or anything in-between, but it'd be hard to give a consistent message.