What's the best possible way to tell a recruiter that you took an offer somewhere else? I have different recruiters for different agencies as I am trying to find the best job pay wise and location. I managed to secure a job that's less than an hour away from my moms house therefore I would save so much on hotel, food, etc. The only real expense I would have is gas and tolls. The recruiter texted me saying they have good news and called but I was unable to answer the phone. Does anyone else feel a little guilty when you take an offer somewhere else after a recruiter has put in a lot of work submitting you to places?