I didn't make it in the job interview 2 years ago for this particular team.
Now there's an opening again. I called the hiring manager who interviewed me 2 years to see if she would give me a second chance this time. She said no.
A month later, the job is still open and I found out that my head-of has a good relationship with my head-of. Someone junior in that team, whom I am acquainted with, encourages me to go for the role and get my head-of's support.
Should I...? Despite the rejection from the hiring manager?
Im considering the risks if I didn't make the cut again, it puts a burden on my head-of's reputation. Third time rejection can be extremely embarrassing and that is the demise of my career with the company....
The job market is huge out there. Why would I put myself at such a high risk, where I will be scrutinised heavily on my performance with this team if I eventually get the job and I will need to prove myself worthy of the role. It does quite a bit to my ego that I have to get the role through connections too, although I am very desperate to move given that I am not happy in my current job.
Thanks guys! What would you suggest I do?