I am graduating college soon, and have interned at a company (Company A) for multiple years. Aside from this company I have interned at one other. I don't particularly mind working here, but it certainly isn't my ideal job.
Since I first came to university, I became really interested with certain company (Company B), so much that I took classes for that they specifically recommended/required in order to possibly get a job there one day. This company has a reputation on my campus as hiring very rarely, and are looked upon as a great company to work for.
Now, I had accepted my current company's offer of a summer internship as of last September, so that was locked in a while ago. I also managed to successfully get/pass the interview and obtain a full-time offer from Company B earlier this year, while letting them know about my internship with Company A.
I know that they pay much higher than the market rate in my area, while Company A pays slightly below. Also, the work would be significantly more interesting and greatly in my interests. With this knowledge, I accepted the offer from Company B to start full time after I graduate.
Now, my problem: Company A is going to want me to reapply for a full time offer, and as far as I can tell, I have a few options:
- Reapply and decline the offer.
- Tell my recruiter preemptively to avoid wasting his (and my) time.
I do feel bad, since my recruiter has really went above and beyond for me, and helped me personally with some issues outside my internship (related to work).
It's undeniable that I plan to work for Company B. However, a big part of this question is, when asked, how do I talk about it? Do I feign ignorance, or should I tell my recruiter and team?
What should I do?