The pair of missed opportunities haven't dampened Yze's hopes of running for another senior coaching position, with two more spots currently vacant at Richmond and Gold Coast this year.
Speaking on Triple M, Yze said he was still hopeful of securing a senior coaching role, but won't apply for every and any vacancy that appears.
"I haven't lost faith," the former Hawthorn assistant coach said.
"I really enjoyed both processes I went through with Essendon and GWS, and I got really close.
"In the end it's just a learning experience for me. I've got things I've got to learn and work on, and I understand that. I'll keep pushing forward.
"I really love what I'm doing. I'm not going to throw my hat in the ring every time a job becomes available. I've got to be really clear on when the right opportunity comes up and which one I go for.
"Right now I'm loving what I'm doing, but if one pops up and I get the opportunity to go through the process I will."
Yze firms as a more suitable candidate for the vacant Richmond role, with Gold Coast likely to look toward a more experienced coach to fill the position opened after Stuart Dew's sacking.
Former Richmond mentor Damien Hardwick is the unbackable favourite for the Suns job, with his old assistant Andrew McQualter seen as the leading man for the Tigers role amid an impressive stint in the caretaker position.
When questioned whether he was in the mix for the Richmond role, Yze confirmed he was yet to participate in the process but will strongly consider the position.
"That process hasn't started yet," Yze said.
"If I get the call to go through the process - a massive football club like Richmond I'd be crazy not to go for it.
"I'd consider it and move from there."
Yze and McQualter will likely find further competition from across the AFL coaching landscape, with Yze's own colleague Troy Chaplin a potential name for the Tigers to consider.