Roger exhibited the most positive "assumed consent" attitude that is so important in today's job market. With out being over confident, he expressed a positive outlook and his words expressed in every way his desire to become a member of the team.
During the interview he asked questions...not too many, but plenty when he was asked if he had any. Roger asked about earnings potential for the future, he asked about hours, dress expectations, overtime and other conditions which an informed professional would be expected to know. Without being too pushy he "qualified us" and learned as much as he could about the longer term potential and the short term opportunity.
Roger got the job offer....... and was given a day or two to think it over. After due consideration he was pondering another offer which offered full time, "permanent" employment which he felt would turn into a more positive career path for himself.
One of the things I want you to take away from this is that he kept the conversations most positivie and "went for the offer" He received an offer of part time, temporary employment and even though it was not the ideal he was most gracious and when it came time to determine GO or NO GO.. he came to meet with me in person to thank me for the offer!
In the end, Roger decided to accept one of the other offers which also received that week. We aren't going to benefit by his experience (at the time) on this particular project... but he sure did leave the most positive of impressions. When he told me that he had decided to accept the other offer and not ours, he did so with a smile and sincere appreciate for the time invested in his as a serious candidate for the job.
Roger left a lasting impression. We are quite sure the he is going to be extremely successful as he continues to build his career and his network. He went for the offer... he got it but he also knew how to gracefully accept the offer which appeared to better meet his career needs at this time.
You can bet, we'll always be taking his calls and his referrals. And we can only hope that this employer also left a positive impression on this professional young man - as we definitely want him to accept our calls in the future! Roger.. and all of you men and women out there... go for it.. Create your own future... and keep those doors open.