Answered by Lori, Hiring Expert at Cigna, on Friday, July 17, 2015
It sounds like the company is definitely interested in what you can bring to their organization, but for whatever reason, they didn't feel the initial role you interviewed for was the right fit. Not the right fit could mean that you didn't have enough management experience, or not enough compared to other candidates, or perhaps they are looking for for having management experience with certain type of teams or even locations. Whatever the specifics were, they still felt that you have valuable skills and experience that they feel would bring value to the company. It never hurts to listen and find out more information to see if this other role could make sense for what you are interested in. Often times when one door closes, another one opens, and it might end up being an even better option than what we thought was our first choice.