Tips to rejoin in your former company
There is a pretty high chance that your former employer may want you back. So, do not brush away the thoughts that are currently sprouting in your head about rejoining your former company. Going back to your former company may seem like a difficult task but it actually isn’t. All you need to do is follow certain tips that can increase your chances of getting rehired: -
1. Get in touch with your old manager
The first step that you should take after you decide to go back to your former company is to connect with your old boss. Do not email him/her or apply at the job position online but approach him/her in person. Meeting your old boss personally gives you more power because you get to control the narrative at that time.
2. Go through the company policy
Companies have policies regarding former employees returning. There will mostly be two scenarios. Either they can consider rehiring a previous employee who showed a positive performance or they will not hire a former employee in any circumstance. If your former company does not have a rehire policy, you can look for other creative ways to go back. For instance, you can try getting back to your former company as a contractor and consultant.
3. Tell them how you can make a positive impact
There is, of course, a reason why you left your former company. You can put that forward to convince them to rehire you. For instance, if you left the job to learn a new skill then make sure you convey it to your old company. Also, tell them how rejoining the company will be favourable for the company as well as yourself. Make it a point to convey it to them as to how you can make a positive impact for the company by rejoining them. In the end, you will only be making their decision about rehiring you much easier.
4. Tell them that you are in for the long haul
Make sure you tell them that you are in for the long haul. As you would be going back to a previous employer, you need to show them that you are not looking for a quick fix but wish to stay for the long term.
5. Mention the benefits of rehiring you
At the time of pitching for a job at your former company, mention to them the benefits of rehiring you. Make sure you tell them that you already know about the informal networks and company culture of the company. Also, people at your former company will already be aware of your work as you will be someone people already know or are aware of.
These tips really come in handy when you wish to rejoin your former company. If you left your old company on good terms, you are always going to be welcomed back there.