In all the years I've been looking for work, whether it be while I'm employed or not, I've learned one important fact.
There's lots of fish in the sea.
Literally, I could apply to a hundred different places, and especially if my application is rejected, it's highly unlikely that they will ever remember me or anything about me. Oh sure, if there's three competitors in your field, and one of them goes out of their way to try to hire me (like this example), then sure maybe they might remember who I am.
But far more likely, especially if this is a large company, they have trouble keeping track of their *own* people. At the bank that my wife works at, if you got an entry level job in the call centre and quit 6 months later, you would be one out of ten thousand who have done that. Even their IT department has had tens of thousands of applications and thousands of interviews.
To top that all off, every single company is different. Every bit of interview advice or even career advice should be taken with a 10-lb block of salt. Personally, in this case I would be insulted that I would have to resort to blackmail to actually get a raise within the company I was working at. Why didn't said company offer more to begin with? Is money the only reason for me leaving or staying? Have they shown me an iota of loyalty to begin with?
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