I applied for a PhD position and I was invited to give a talk about my Master thesis, but I didn't get the position, because:
- Maybe my talk wasn't as good at it could be- I wasn't ready with my thesis then and I made some mistakes. I guess I could work on that.
- My current thesis advisor probably didn't give me good references, although I'm not sure about that. There is nothing I can do about that- try to explain the disagreements I had with him to the committee? No one asked me about that, so I won't get that chance in the future. But I could ask someone else to write a reference letter for me.
My question is:
Should I apply to the institution again (in few months or 1-2 years) when they have another open position? How will it be perceived?
My main concern is that the application will be reviewed by the same people I talked to, the people who took part in my seminar. Will I be allowed to give another talk on the same topic?
Also, the person who wrote to me, didn't suggest that I apply there in the future.
I'm not going to get more experience in research, because I work in a company, but I can have some publicaitons.
- This is not a duplicate of this question, because I didn't withdraw my application- I was rejected.
- This is not a duplicate of this question, because I was invited to the university, I had a talk with the group members and I gave a talk there. My experience isn't a problem, its the general impression, my knowledge (?).
- This is not a duplicate of this question - see my explanation for the second question.