A friend of mine was recently invited to apply with her CV to graduate role A in the country 1 at company XYZ, via one of their recruitment staff on linkedIn. The application period expires at the end of the week (tomorrow).
After emailing her CV, the recruiter replied 'thanks for applying to the graduate role B in country 2, your CV looks great, can you answer some questions and would you be available next week for a phone interview.'
The location for role B is not viable, and the role itself is in a different job category that is not of interest. The questions include motivation for the job category and the suitability of the location. If the questions were answered for role B it would essentially be turning down the job.
Given the short time span before the interview and that the desired graduate position A will only be available for applications until tomorrow, how would you recommend to proceed?