Asking me for a job

Seth Godin tells a wonderful story about a panhandler who asked him for change as he was paying a parking meter in Manhattan:

“Excuse me sir, do you have a dollar for four quarters?”

Bewildered by the question, but needing change to pay the parking meter, Godin was delighted to make the transaction. Then:

“Excuse me sir, do you have a quarter?”

Well, of course Godin had a quarter, and since the pandhandler had been so helpful in his moment of pain, Godin reciprocated by giving him the other three quarters.

Indeed, reciprocity is a powerful form of persuasion.

So, how does this story apply to your search for a job on campus?

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