Recently, a recruiter approached me for a role which turned out to not be the right fit for me. They said they had a few more roles coming up that they would "keep me on the cards for". One of these roles is for Company A, which I am very interested in. I said as much, and they said "I can represent you to Company A but I'm waiting for them to come back to me with feedback and will let you know when they do". This was about two weeks ago.
Yesterday, a different recruiter from a different firm approached me about Company A, I'm assuming for the same position.
My question is, what do I do in this situation? Is it in my best interest to go with whichever recruiter approaches me first, or should I maintain my relationship with the first recruiter and wait for them to get back to me?
Edit with a little more context:
- I have not interviewed with company A.
- I am assuming it's the same position as both recruiters used the same job title and seniority.
- I have not signed a formal contract with either recruiter. The only "formal" communication I have in writing is the first recruiter saying "I can represent you to Company A but I'm waiting for them to come back to me with feedback and will let you know when they do".
Note that my question is different than the one that has been linked, as I am not asking how to tell the first recruiter that another recruiter has contacted me. I am asking how to maintain my best interest in this particular situation. I.e. go with the first recruiter that knows me well and has worked with me in the past or go with the second recruiter who seems to be moving faster.