ME: I have bad news. The candidate has accepted another offer.
COMPANY: Well, what a surprise, he seemed that he wanted to work with us.
COMPANY: But what happened? He was the ideal profile for our company, culture and team.
COMPANY: It seemed that he had interest in the project with affinity to the brand and the sector.
COMPANY: Well, we were thinking about the offer already and we just need a signature.
What has happened is that the competition has gone ahead while you were deciding.
When you are looking for talent, the process can be slowed down but the competition can be faster and may have the same needs as you. You are in the market and everyone wants the best talent.