I had a fairly long interview with a recruiter yesterday who told me about a great opportunity. She sent me some materials to review, and said she would "present" me on Monday if I like what I saw.
Just two hours after that conversation, I received an email from the employer apologizing for not getting back to me about my application sooner. It seems as though I had already applied for this position, and I just didn't realize it when I was talking to the recruiter.
I am very interested in the position, but I am not sure how to handle this situation. What is the most tactful and respectful way to handle this situation?