Google application being "closed out" due to headcount situation
Passed HC as L3 a couple weeks ago and was in team matching. Recruiter had informed me at the time that the headcount situation was tight for SWE L3 in Seattle/Kirkland area as well as the Bay area. Spoke to 1HM who hadn't made a decision yet but the recruiter told me not to keep my hopes up.
Got an update today that 2+ weeks is a lot of time to keep an application open for team matching and due to the headcount situation, they are going to "close out" my application for now. However, my results will stay in the system for about a year.
Has anyone experienced this before? What are my chances of getting a team match within a year from now? What are my options at this point?