I went through a pretty involved interview process for a VP position. It lasted almost 3 months (though to be fair it started right before Covid so there was an interruption as everyone adjusted and everything was semi on pause for about a month in the middle). I met with everyone from the COO (hiring manager) to the rest of the C-suite to the team I would manage, across multiple interviews.
The feedback was positive to glowing through each round and I was getting some possible indication that an offer might be coming after the final round. But then they let me know they ended up with a very strong additional candidate late in the process and were moving forward with that person, but that they were extremely impressed with me and if there was another opportunity in the future they'd like to stay in touch. I sent a couple notes thanking the most involved people for their time and got very warm and complimentary messages back reiterating that sentiment about future possibilities.
About a month later (2 weeks ago) I happened to see the position was showing as "new" on LinkedIn. I gave it a couple weeks just to see if maybe this was an issue of old posts showing back up and see if they corrected it, but I have now seen it newly posted on multiple sites by themselves as well as an external recruiting firm.
Should I just move on or reach back out and try to get more info? It's totally possible the other candidate didn't work out, but I'm wondering why they wouldn't circle back to me if that happened, given the feedback.