I got a job referral from a friend about 3 months ago to work in a big company, let's say, company A. But last month, I received an offer from a startup (company B) after being referred by another friend and I accepted it because by then I hadn't received any reply from company A after my online application and the referral being sent to the HR.
Today I finally got an email from the HR of company A saying that while there is not a specific position available at this time, the manager of department X would like to schedule an introductory phone call with me to discuss potential opportunities.
Personally, I'd like to mention that I was hired by another company just recently and may not be able to change my job until the end of the year (I think I need to work until some time next year before considering a resignment because I just started my work from company B, also, company A doesn't even have a position right now, just potential opportunities, as they said in their email). But it is for sure that if there are any opportunites in the future from company A, I would prefer to change my work. And by then, I think it would also be a better time to talk about resignation with my current employer at company B.
- I wonder how I should reply this email and if I should mention my current work.
- What is exactly an introductory phone call? Should I take it and how should I talk about my current job with the manager at company A?
- How do I express that I am open to any opportunities from company A but just unable to change my work this year, and would be very willing to talk about any position in the future?