A few weeks ago someone with less than 2 years of experience contacted me (via personal connections) asking me to help him find another job. The email cover letter was decent enough, showing his interest and promise, and his resume was attached. I told him I will keep him in mind if I come across something in my company.
Yesterday, someone in my team said they are looking to hire fresh graduates and I thought this person who contacted me would be a good fit. I sent him a single line email:
Are you still interested in job change and are you willing to move to [my city]?
To which he replied:
Yes I am still interested.
My problem with his response is that I am offering him a lead on the change he is looking for and he replies with 5 words. No salutation, no thank you, no regards and not even his name at the bottom.
Can I consider this an indicator of him lacking interest and ignore this conversation? Or I am expecting too much considering my original follow-up email was also a one liner with no salutation.
Edit: I am removing two points in the question I made which, due to my poor choice of words, has distracted lot of questions/comments away from the main question which is only about using one-liner as indicator of interest.
I removed the part where I mentioned I am offering him job interview. As rightly pointed out by others, I was not offering him that at this point. My concern nonetheless would have been same about his response.
I removed the part talking about respect based on seniority. The respect was not the right choice of word here and the entire point dilutes my intention behind the question. I could clarify what I meant but I think it is not important for the core question and I decided to remove it.