I've been in contact with recruiter A from recruiting company ABC for almost 10 months now. He answers my phone calls every week and tries hard to find me a job. We have mutual respect for each other, its always a cool conversation.
Recruiter B from recruiting company XYZ contacted me yesterday for a job, for company (client) Bravo. I signed all documents, sent my resume and diploma. Recruiter B sent all documents to company Bravo.
I called up Recruiter A, like I do every week, and he tells me about the same exact job for Company Bravo.
What do I do? Should I tell him upfront. I don't want to burn the bridge I have with him.