threat or being honest

Rach
At work I applied for a position that I am really not as experienced with as the other person who applied. However there is another position available that I was encouraged to apply for if i was looking to be full time there. Do u think this encouraging me was more or less telling me I won't get the original position I applied for or being honest due to my lack of experience or trying to help me out if I wanted to become full time there