Sometimes its really tough to get hired. Even tougher than it should be. I have a good friend that tried to get hired by my department. They did not hire him for very CS reasons even though he was highly qualified. He was pretty bummed.
Fast forward 2 years, he is now on the Honolulu Police Department and walks the foot beat in Waikiki on the evening shift. He is single & I doubt he ever lacks for female companionship. Some things just seem to have a way of working out.
What some departments will hire, some won't. Things have ways of working out in the end.