How To Ask For Your Job Back?

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After starting a new position in a new company or being terminated from their jobs for whatever reason some people consider returning back to their old company. For this reason it is important to leave in good terms with your past employer in case you decide you would like to be rehired in your previous role.

In this blog we will explain how you can ask for your job back and the how to determine when it’s time to ask to be rehired.

Ensure you are still in good terms with your company

Think about what you did when you left the job. Did you act professionally and provide advance notification? If you were fired, did you react when they told you in a cool and collected manner? You might have left the company in good standing if one of these statements is accurate. This implies that your employer might still think highly of you.

Additionally, you can maintain contact with these former coworkers and managers by regularly getting in touch with them. Maintaining a close relationship with any former coworkers might demonstrate to your former employers that you still value your working relationships and that you would be an asset to them if they were to rehire you. If a manager is thinking about rehiring you, it might also boost the likelihood that coworkers will recommend you.

Find out if there are other open positions at the company

If you previously searched for your old position and found out it has been occupied, you can search for other open positions in your old company and check if they match your skillsets. If they do, you can note the responsibilities and duties of this position and inquire about it when asking to be rehired.

Even if you don’t see an available position that fits your skills or qualifications, you can still request to be rehired. Your employer may have options available that aren’t listed online.

Write a list of possible questions that they may ask

Your previous employer may be curious to know why you left the company and why you would like to return. To best prepare, you can write a list of questions they  may ask that are related your decision to leave.

Here are a few examples of questions your employers may ask after you’ve requested your old job.

  • “What were your reasons for leaving this position?”
  • “What skills do you think you have gained since leaving and how will you apply them to your position here?”

  • “Why should we rehire you?”

  • “What skills do you think you have gained since leaving and how will you apply them to your position here?”

  • “How can we be sure you’ll be committed to the company and will stay longer?”

Request for a meeting to discuss details further

You can contact your former supervisor by email or phone call to explain that you would like to be rehired and why. Once you’ve reached out, you can ask to meet in person to discuss further details. Also through the email or phone call you can explain to them why you would like to return to the company. Keep your email or phone call brief and to the point. the main goal will be that you would like to return back to the company. Now is the time to find out how your former supervisor feels about your return. Request a face-to-face meeting to chat with them more if they appear to respond favorably and appear willing to consider more of what you have to say.

Outline your qualifications and why they should keep you on the team.

Try to keep an open yet professional dialogue once you’ve had a face-to-face meeting with your supervisor. Consider the reasons why the company concluded you were no longer a good fit if you were fired. If you left the company, explain why.

For instance, if you left your work, you might state, “I made the decision to leave because I believed that taking on this new position would make me more independent and self-sufficient. After working for the company for a few months, I came to the conclusion that I benefited more from the atmosphere of cooperation I experienced here.”

Consider the skills you have acquired while leaving and how they can help the business. You can describe how you have improved these abilities to deliver a stronger work performance that will increase the effectiveness and productivity of the company.

For instance, you might remark, “I am aware that my poor planning and organizing abilities led to my termination. I’ve attended online courses since I left the job to help me improve these talents. If you would let me come back, I would love to show you how much this has improved my work performance.”

Ensure you remain professional throughout the entire meeting

There’s a chance the company doesn’t have any openings right now. If this occurs, express your appreciation by thanking them for the chance to meet with you. If you leave your meeting with the employer on good terms, they might take you into consideration for any future openings.

An example of asking for your job back (Source: )

Dear Mr. Aisake ,

I hope you and the rest of the team have been doing well. From what I’ve viewed on social media, I’m impressed by how successful the social media campaigns have been running recently.

I’ve realized I’m not fulfilled at my current position with XX company. I would like to ask you if you would consider rehiring me as a member of your team once again. I’ve noticed you’ve hired a new marketing coordinator, which was my previous position. I was wondering if you would consider me for the available marketing content writer position instead. I have enhanced my communication skills, team-building efforts and have developed stronger writing skills during my time away. I believe I could benefit the department if I were to bring these skills back to the team.

I am available this week to meet and discuss further if you’re available.

Thank you for your time.

Ravi Kumar