About a year back, I was hired by a big organization for a role that looked like my dream job on paper.
A couple of months ago, we were told that my current team would shut down and all the work was to be moved to a different country.
My manager offered me a different role instead, which while being a okayish role, was not the "dream role" that I joined this company for. However, I need not give any interviews to join this new role.
But given that my team being shut down unexpectedly, and that I was not at all prepared to give job interviews, I had no option but to take this new role.
So I said yes to him while still looking for other opportunities.
I started prepping for interviews, and then applied to a different opening in my company that was much closer to what I was looking for.
Luckily I cleared their interviews and they are now willing to take me in.
How do I tell my manager that I am no longer interested in the role that he offered me?
He is sure to be very disappointed.
I am also wondering if I did the right thing by not being upfront about my aspirations.
Should I have told him that the second role he offered me was not that interesting? I am not sure how that would have gone. If I had told him that I wanted to shop around, and come work for him only if I could not get anything else, I don't think he could have taken it too kindly.
Is there anything I could have done to be more transparent and professional?