BLUF: After turning down a job offer, is it promising to apply again to an orgaization?  After how long?  What is the best approach?

This spring, I was in the fortunate position of receiving exciting job offers from two great organizations (thanks, Career tools).  I would have absolutely loved either offer.

Both organizations are fairly large one-city companies (200-400 employees), and I talked a fair amount with the CEOs of both companies, as well as many other staff members.

Ultimately, I turned down one of the job offers.  I let them know by phone and by e-mail how much I appreciated their time and their offer and regretted not being able to join their team.  I had gone through 8 rounds of interviews with this organization over the course of 3 months.  I've stayed in touch with several members of the team there.  Our companies collaborate closely and have a great working relationship.

I am happy with the job offer that I accepted, but I can see some situations in which I may be interested in making a change, and my top choice would certainly be the other company.  How many years would I need to wait before resuming conversations with them?

Calpurnia's picture

Any ideas here?  Thanks.

Sibshops's picture

The "I Hate My Job" podcast recommends that you should not switch jobs for at least 18 months. So, 2016 would be the earliest.