Advice please: got a first round interview with a company a month ago. Ended up declining the interview because while I was waiting for recruiter to get back to me, I accepted another offer (Cont)

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You shouldn’t have said you were laid off. Just kept it brief and said that was not available to interview due to XYZ reasons. If you get another interview, just treat it as a fresh start and go ahead.

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I think it’s fine that you mentioned that, especially since it was 3 weeks into the new job and your entire team was laid off. Angle your declining the interview towards the other firm’s offer exploding, if possible Some recruiters will be butthurt about it, but the good ones will always happily interview strong candidates

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Which company laid you off?

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In an unfortunate turn of events, the company whose offer I accepted laid me and the entire team off 3 weeks into the job. I reached back out to the recruiter from the other company explaining the situation and told him I would really like to start the interview process. Feel like I’m now seen as a reject, desperate, etc. Not sure how to proceed or even if I’ll get the interview chance again. Advice/tips?

I said the company unexpectedly asked my whole team to relocate across the country (which is true, just not for my team) and I couldn’t do it so it didn’t work out and I’m back in the job market again. In my defense I had an initial call with the recruiter and he said the VP wants to talk to me, took a month to get back to be about the VPs schedule, and by then I had already accepted an offer. So I didn’t decline an interview for no reason - the recruiter took forever.

Sounds like you have and are handling this opportunity the best you can Good luck. Sorry for the shitty situation, but I’m sure things will work out, especially seeing as you just successfully went through a recruiting process

It’s just a recruiter, you’ll be fine.

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