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Old August 12th, 2009, 04:25 PM   #1
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when a Job posting states

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how do you deal with the salary requirements with out over pricing yourself or selling your self short
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I tell them the minimum it would take me for me to leave my current job
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Old August 12th, 2009, 04:46 PM   #3
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You should have an idea where your at salary wise versus the market, if your a little higher or lower than others out there. An employer has a range in mind already so if your above it, they won't bring you in and you don't waste your time interviewing either. Be reasonable, I'm told an employer can check your previous pay but don't know if they've ever done it.

If your lower than an employer's range, usually they will bump you up anyway into their grading system so your aren't an "outlier" in the group either and cause issues later.

I'm interviewing now for QA Techs/Clerks in Rio Grand Valley and finding that what we want to pay in relation to salary studies is lower than what the resumes coming in are showing so we are stepping up a little to meet the applicants in the area.

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when a Job posting states

" Qualified candidates should forward there resume and salary requirements to ..."

how do you deal with the salary requirements with out over pricing yourself or selling your self short
Did you cut and paste that or did they really have "there" instead of "their"?

I get so annoyed at job ads that are posted with bad spelling and grammar that I just want to send them corrections. Think that would boost my career?
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Pretty good advice.

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That's good to a point but if the company thinks your only worth 20K and you think your worth 30K and you keep going round and round with this "you tell me what you think I'm worth" your not only wasting their time, your wasting yours too.

Most companies aren't going to play this game, if I have a job opening and need someone in the 20-25K range. I'm going to ask recruiters to find someone in this range, or look at resumes that fit this salary range, if they have a resume for someone in the 30's, they better bring some dam# good reasoning to me why I need to look at this person for the difference.

You don't go shopping for a new 4x4 at the Land Rover dealer when you can only afford a Ford?

Offer a salary range depending on benefits, if your a fit for the position they may offer more, or a direct hire versus contract position, or sign on bonus. there are many ways around the salary issue. If your the candidate they want, they'll go after you, if your so-so, they'll move on to the next in line who fits in their range of requirements.
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