I belive Netflix didn't want to proceed, just because I asked about a different role...
This all was at the first stage of the process.
Applied at Netflix (while already talking to other places) and got a response from a recruiter saying they'd love to get in touch.
They called me, we had a good conversation, however the role they had in mind for me didn't initially resonate with me as much as the other roles I applied to there.
Told the recruiter that and they said they'd reach out to those other teams and get back to me. Recruiter then ghosted me for over a week and emailed me today saying they've gotten responses from teams and they wouldn't proceed with me at this time, but want to stay in touch down the line.
I have this feeling that this happened, because they hire only for specific roles and because I didn't just say yes the first time around. Could that have been the reason?
Another reason I can think of (because this actually happened to me recently) is that they didn't even hear back from those teams and they just said they did just so there'd be a reason. When this happened with another company, I pushed back and the recruiter eventually told me that was the only reason.
Kinda frustrated, this all seems kinda weird to me. What do you think?