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Old 07-21-2013, 10:58 AM
 
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"What does this position typically pay?"

"Yes, that sounds good."

"...but I'm flexible on that."

Anyone guilty of this?

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Old 07-21-2013, 12:05 PM
 
Location: Corona the I.E.
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Nonsense. For a sales role you have to know the pay range otherwise you are wasting each other's time. Some of the other points were ok, but really they act like we have so many choices to be demanding.
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Old 07-21-2013, 12:12 PM
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Location: Tall Building down by the river
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If someone goes to a interview and doesn't know what the salary range is for that position then that means they didn't do their homework before the interview.
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Old 07-21-2013, 12:13 PM
 
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1. What is your policy on employee theft?

2. How hard is it to get fired here?

3. Do you tolerate habitual tardiness?
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Old 07-21-2013, 12:19 PM
 
Location: Corona the I.E.
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If someone goes to a interview and doesn't know what the salary range is for that position then that means they didn't do their homework before the interview.
In my industry high tech sales the companies are constantly changing base salaries, comp plans. I have seen my former job base salary go from 50k, to 36. Well then some compeititors did likewise.

Sales is different. People are more open about money, because that's why we are there.
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Old 07-21-2013, 12:31 PM
 
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Nonsense. For a sales role you have to know the pay range otherwise you are wasting each other's time. Some of the other points were ok, but really they act like we have so many choices to be demanding.
"Other choices" don't matter. If you are already negotiating salary, it is likely that they want to hire you. Ask for what you believe you are worth. Negotiate only if they say no to your offer. (Don't assume they will decline until they do.)

The last time I negotiated an hourly rate for a project, I knew they wanted me, although another person came in lower and they wanted to hire me at that rate. I said no, split the difference and was still hired at a better rate than the other person was asking for. Felt like a win to me!
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Old 07-21-2013, 12:47 PM
 
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Can you elaborate on why its bad to say "but I'm flexible on that?". Isn't being flexible a good thing?
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Old 07-21-2013, 12:58 PM
 
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I have had employers ask me what I expect for a salary, but they will not tell me the salary range. It makes it difficult because I don't want to say something too low or too high.
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Old 07-21-2013, 01:01 PM
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I have had employers ask me what I expect for a salary, but they will not tell me the salary range. It makes it difficult because I don't want to say something too low or too high.

That's when you do your research on what the salary range is for the position so you can state a range. And if the number they say is way below the lowest number of your salary range then you end the interview and move on.
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Old 07-21-2013, 01:20 PM
 
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Can you elaborate on why its bad to say "but I'm flexible on that?". Isn't being flexible a good thing?
Don't ask for an amount, then immediately say you are flexible! It is an invitation for them to low-ball you. Just wait to see what they say before going Gumby all over the place.
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