A month or so ago,I applied for 2 positions in a company. One as Writer (which it was supposed to be remote) and one as Senior Editor (which payment was double of the offered as Writer since it was in a office with official hours).
After my first interview with Human Resources, I felt she didn’t like me, you know, not so much eye contact, short answers etc.
But only a day after I received an offer to join a second interview with a local team of editors. This time I was told they were considering me for the Writer position.
I decided to go on although I make myself clear I wanted the Senior position when I was asked in the first interview.
I joined this second interview but was funny that the team who interviewed me point it our during the chat -which was quite nice and long- that my profile was more close to the Senior role than the Writer. They said this more than 3 times.
After this interview I received an invitation to make a test, which was titled as “Senior Editor Test” and I was told by HR that I was now considered for both positions.
I send back the test and they told me to wait one week to get feedback, but just a couple of hours later they invited to a final interview with the CEO of all the projects markets of this content agency.
I attend the interview and during this one I was only asked about my background as Senior, managing people etc...the chat was long and by the second half of it , the interviewer started to say things as “when you work with us you will have meeting with x or y” “don’t worry if you have doubts you count on me and ....” “you will be in charge of 2 people”.
So I honestly felt I was having the job in my pocket. Mostly because since the beginning they portrayed this final interview as THE MOST IMPORTANT ONE.
Like in the previous steps of the process I receives compliments and also a lot of details about the position, details I think you will not bother to give to someone who will be not hired.
The thing is that, and sorry for the long story, some days ago I received and email offering a job, yes, but the WRITER ROLE ...haha.
They asked me to understand that they preferred someone with one year more experience than me.
Anyways, I rejected the offer explaining that I was feeling fooled because seemed that they wanted me for the Writer role the whole time and that it was a mistake that they implied me so much in the Senior role in the last interview -seemed the CEO was told I was the one to the get the Senior position so he was just welcoming me-.
I send my answer and now I’m surprised because I receive an apology and a new offer that includes being not Writer but SENIOR Writer (seems just a semantic move).
They told me I’m a very qualified person so they also add also a small increase in the payment (100 USD) but with a change in the role (and here is when I got again between confused and angry). The change implies help the Senior Editor in his duties and to review the text of the other junior writer they are looking for.
I was thinking , because they seemed into me o desperate to get someone, in answer the offer with a new negotiation, I mean, if they want me to be a kinda boss but without other attributions I should get at least more than half of the payment offer to the Senior Editor.
I think they might accept my offer. Or should I just declined the whole thing and let it go because they didn’t take me in first instance? I mean, seems they wanted a Senior in a junior Editor to make a strong team and of course put me to work ASAP because they haven’t get any other Writer.
Please, I would love to have some feedback, I have never face a situation like this. Sorry if my English is poor, but is not my mother tongue and I need to improve it. I'm writing from Chile, when I must said the jobs are bad paid and rare to find.