Strange coincidence

WRKSHP / Eng
Oct 16, 2017 7 Comments

So a strange coincidence happened where someone I know well had his company acquired by a large, well-known, popular company days before my interview with said company.

I knew this person well partially because not only was I was the top user of his previous product, but I was also recruited to become a (non-engineering) part of the company. However, I wasn't able to take the opportunity due to having a full-time engineering job.
I'm also friends with another guy from the same platform who ended up being hired by them for engineering.

Anyway, what I wanted to ask is - is there any way for me to link these two opportunities - the interview and the acquisition - together? It has been my dream for a long time (for very specific reasons) to work for either company, but now that they are merged, I was wondering if there was any possibility of either a) the founder/employee being able to convince his now-parent company to let me in the door or b) what I can tell or show this parent company about how my presence is an incredible asset to them beyond with engineering.

(Also, if it holds any weight, I believe both were interested and tried to make moves on me at one point....)

Thanks!

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  • Microsoft bliz
    Why not? Never sell yourself short. what's holding you back?
    Oct 16, 2017 2
    • WRKSHP / Eng
      OP
      Well, more like I don't know what I can do to make what I want to happen, happen.
      Oct 16, 2017
    • Gen!x / Eng
      XPbr65

      Gen!x Eng

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      Audentes Fortuna Iuvat

      Refine what you stated here. Tighten it up. Pitch it in those words.

      Your downside risk is capped!

      Best of luck!
      Oct 17, 2017
  • Microsoft / Eng
    OCAmIEvil

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    TBH/Facebook?
    Oct 17, 2017 1
    • WRKSHP / Eng
      OP
      No comment ☺️
      Oct 19, 2017
  • Databricks / Eng
    datadicks

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    Oh umbrella girl changed to star girl. I thought you had onsites lined up
    Oct 17, 2017 1
    • WRKSHP / Eng
      OP
      I do lol
      Oct 19, 2017