Here's the situation. I'm in the IT industry, currently unemployed, and have been interviewing for a couple of weeks now. A few days ago I received my dream job offer at an industry leader (let's call it company X), and it requires that I move abroad. There's no time set yet, but my guess is that I have around 4 to 6 months until that moment.
I want to decide what I'm going to do in that time. I've narrowed it down to two options.
I asked an ex employer (I was laid off back then) whether they had any projects I could work on in that timeframe, and they said yes, and they'd be happy to bring me on board. They know that I will be moving abroad. The only reason I'd like to work for them is because I like the workplace in general, and because I know the tech stack, but this tech stack is not the one I will be using in X.
Company B i'm in the middle of the interview process, with three interviews ahead. This is also a very good company to work for and if I hadn't received my dream offer this would have been my next dream offer.
So I guess I have two questions:
- Is it a good move to pick company B, considering the stress of changing jobs and getting used to a new workplace? Or should I go with company A, where I would hit the ground running and be able to do all the paperwork required to move abroad without having to make up excuses for my abscenses?
- Should I tell company B that I'd be happy to work for them but that I'm moving to company X in a couple of months? The way I see it...
- If I tell them the truth, they might value my honesty but probably not hire me.
- If I don't tell them the truth, and they hire me, and then I quit, I might very well burn a bridge forever and I definitely don't want that.