Answered by Eddie, Hiring Expert at Quest Diagnostics, on Monday, July 9, 2018
I believe the director was genuine. As a recruiter, I get excited when I come across great talent. So, I keep those resumes close for upcoming opportunities.
In fact, we recently hired a candidate who has been trying for roles almost a year. Months ago, I urged her to keep trying. When I saw an opportunity that fit her skills, experience and attitude, I immediately reached out to her; and urged the hiring manager to interview her. If the director didn't see your value, I don't believe she would have urged you to try again. So, keep your eyes open!