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I have been founding and working on my start-up for a year now.
In April (~45 days ago), a potential employer from California approached me with an interesting lead position. We exchanged a few messages, I did express a genuine interest but I informed him that I was 100% committed and working hard on my start-up at the moment.
The start-up failed and for reasons outside of my control: the key founders of the project decided to back-off from the start-up.
The job offered from the employer in California was a difficult position to fill, and may still be open. I would like to get back quickly to that employer but I'm concerned that I may appear desperate
As a potential employer, how you would react to someone declining an interview who then reached out to you at a later date? What approach(es) would you recommend to someone in my situation?