It is surprising isn’t it when you tell someone something and they don’t seem to listen. It makes you wonder why they even bother asking.
Once when I had a full-time job I had a recruiter call me and his first question was if I was working as a consultant or full-time. I said full-time. Even if that is on my resume on LinkedIn you still get asked that question. The recruiter told me about a six week temporary opportunity, and I waited for him to realize that a full-time worker would not take a temporary position but he did not. I had to interrupt and say “I said I was full-time so this temporary assignment wouldn’t be interesting to me.” He realized his mistake and admitted that I had said I was full-time, apologized and asked if I knew anyone. I did not.
It is great that you can communicate your needs, but first you have to find the right audience to communicate your needs to. I am unlikely to listen to this person again. If someone doesn’t listen on the first meeting, then you have to wonder if it their character or if they really have the experience to help you find a better position. Listen I know people make mistakes and have a tough day, but on your first impression making a mistake isn’t going to motivate me to want to help you.
It is better to email someone, have time to reflect what they said, and then call. Calling first often interrupts someone who is working and makes it seem as though their time isn’t valuable. It is an interesting way to try to make a sale isn’t it? You have to sell the job so you want to make it as easy on your potential client as possible.