There is a job that I would like to get, and when I applied and interviewed, I got to the final round of interviews (of 3 rounds), but was not selected. This was 6-8 months ago. I recently got a generic email saying they have decided to move forward with another candidate (I assumed as much after not hearing back from them), but that I am welcome to apply for other jobs as well. I now see another opening for a very similar position as the first one, which I am still interested in.
My question is if I should do anything special or keep in mind when applying to this new position - I.e. should I ask how this position is different from the old one, use different stories/examples when interviewing, etc. The interviewing team and hiring manager are likely to be the same as last time I applied for the position.
Its a large company and I am not sure if they would normally contact previous candidates or not - I imagine that depends a lot on the personal choices of the hiring manager, nor am I really sure where to ask / look for that information other than their current employees