A friend of mine referred me to a new project with a client he had been working with. This would be a contract Account Coordinator role, that would be in addition to the work my friend was providing.
Client: So, are you better than your friend?
Seemed to be a weird way to start a discussion about my interests and skills.
Me: I have great project coordinating skills, from communications to creating reports.
Client: Do you play sports?
The business has nothing to do with playing sports.
Me: Well, I used to. I was the captain of my soccer team in high school. That was fun.
The client goes into detail about he had sports leadership roles in college.
Client: Do you have any personal issues I should know about?
Me: Um… no…. I am simply seeking a new contract-to-hire role using my skills, knowledge, and experience.
Later, I get an e-mail from the client, stating he is looking for someone with more “business acumen.” I am wondering if that message should have been directed toward him.