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Old 10-19-2018, 07:12 AM
 
Location: Tennessee
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IMO, they are shopping for good enough and cheap.

I wouldn't hesitate at all to ask for the higher salaries in Nashville. It is changing fast, booming, hiring lots of people from out of state and you know those candidates aren't moving and coming to work in Nashville for cheap.
They called me back yesterday. The HR guy said everyone was very impressed with me.

They still wouldn't disclose a salary. I make $60,000 now in a cheap area of northeast TN. I'd probably need a 20% raise in Franklin just to offset the increased cost of living. My condo is $525/month. I'd be paying $1,200 - $1,300 in rent in Franklin.

The company is so small that I don't think they even have a proper website. I googled them again this morning and haven't found anything. It just seems risky.
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Old 04-29-2019, 01:11 AM
 
Location: Petaling Jaya
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If you don't want to burn PTO, don't apply to as many places/positions that will require you to burn PTO.
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Old 04-29-2019, 11:09 AM
 
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Understand that since you are a currently employed person, you are a "passive candidate" and are more valued by recruiters and hiring managers than if you're out of work.

As a result, they KNOW you are busy, and that your ability to do interviews are limited. They are stuck in a difficult choice: if they make it too difficult on you, they risk losing that coveted passive candidate that is hyped into the stratosphere.
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Old 04-29-2019, 11:12 AM
 
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They still wouldn't disclose a salary.
Ok, that's a major red flag.

The next time you talk to them, bring up the subject of salary. Ask them what the salary range of the position is.

Then pay attention to how they react.

if they demand your range but refuse to give their range, they're power tripping and not worth working for. Walk away.

If they say they don't have a range, they're lying. Every position has a budget and based on that budget, there's a range. Walk away.

If they give you a range that is lower than what you're making, they're lowballing you, and you should walk away.

If the range given is good and it is worth your while, place your salary request in that range and keep moving forward.



Don't burn ANY PTO on the first three employers.
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