I would be graduating in December 2017 and have been interviewing with a couple of companies recently. I previously planned to graduate in August but due to some personal reasons I decided to graduate in December.
In one of my interviews, after couple of rounds, the recruiter asked me when I could start and if I could start at an early date? I told December 2017. I haven't heard back. Both my interview rounds went pretty well. Next rounds would be onsite rounds.
It's been a day. The recruiter typically replies immediately. Did I do the correct thing telling in advance my start date or should I have faked it until I had an actual job offer?
I am not sure about the recruiter but the person who interviewed me for the first round knew that I can join from Dec 2017 and NOT before. I just want to be sure for any other situation I might face in future.